There are two perennial decor styles that I have a real fondness for: Rustic and Scandinavian. One style of ornament that combines those two into a natural and beautiful way is the art of wheat weaving. An asset of this craft is how it ranges from the very simplest to the most intricate of designs, and all of them are decorative and available.
The materials were of the humblest sort: leftover stems of dried wheat from fall harvests. And while some of us are enthusiastic about creating our own Christmas ornaments and gifts,for most of us it is a matter of time with all the demands of a busy holiday season. That is why I searched for straw ornaments that are easily ordered from Amazon. Take a look!
I just bought my Christmas poinsettias for this year ( 2012) and got a great deal at Home Depot. A nice, full, six inch pot for less than $5.00 and a very full planter of poinsettias plus variegated ivy for less than $15.00. Home Depot also had Christmas cactus, which I thought about getting... but decided I wanted to wait until later.