Arboretum holiday sale: Gifts & greens galore

Highclere holly. Image: © Roger Darlington

The Arboretum Foundation’s holiday sale and fundraiser is December 7th & 8th, offering sustainably harvested wreaths, eco-friendly swags and garlands, and plenty of non-invasive Highclere holly. The event also includes a full cornucopia of do-it-yourself decoration demos. On the program:

This year, we’re be featuring lots of DIY demonstrations and craft activities throughout the two-day event. On Friday at 1 p.m., author and outdoor living expert Debra Prinzing will show shoppers how to create beautiful holiday centerpieces using seasonal, locally grown materials; Northwest lifestyle and entertaining expert Alexandra Hedin will give a demo on Saturday at 11 a.m. about unique ways fresh greens can be used for the holidays; Sue Mariotti of The Terrarium Shop on Etsy will show you how to build a miniature terrarium (so hot right now!) on Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Foundation volunteer craft specialists and educators from UW Botanic Gardens will also host show-and-tell activities during the event.

Miniature terrariums!