Hunting for Supplies
Winter arrangements can be made for very little to no cost. Before purchasing anything, look around your own landscape for materials you could use. Common plants in Michigan are boxwood, junipers, or really any evergreen. For color and interest, red twig dogwood, birch branches, curly willow and branches, seed pods, cones, dried hydrangea, and pussy willows are great solutions.
Checking out your local Christmas tree farm is a great option if you do not have many evergreens on your property. They typically limb up their evergreens and may be willing to give you the trimmings for free!
In addition to what can be found around the outside of the home, many craft stores have an enormous supply of things to add to make the arrangement stand out. “Fake” versions of berries and curly branches can be purchased for little cost. Adding lanterns with a candle, ornaments, or even Christmas lights can brighten up any arrangement as well.