#UJBXMAS first winner: Aentschie!

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We are happy to announce our first #UJBXMAS winner! It’s Anja from Aentschie’s blog. She created a gorgeous Advent wreath with a twist and a lot of beautiful succulents, candles, dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks… Of course we asked Anja a few questions about her green festive decoration.

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Can you tell us a bit more about your Advent wreath?

This wreath is very easy to make. I used some little succulents from the gardening center and some succulent babies that I got from my mother. I put them together into a big bowl and planted them into special succulent soil and tiny clay balls. I let some space between the plants for the candles and for adding Christmas decor (you can see the full tutorial on my blog).
I wanted to combine modern plants like succulents with traditional Christmas elements. Besides, I wanted to create something sustainable so that after Christmas I can remove the Christmas decor from the succulent wreath and have a wonderful plant bowl which is not related to this season anymore. And for other holidays like Easter, I can simply add some other decor.

Do you have more green Christmas decoration at home?

Of course I have a Christmas tree and I like decorating it with natural elements, paper stars and paper garlands rather than with any glittery things. I don’t have special Christmas plants, but I involved all of my plants in my Christmas decoration, for example the flowerbeds are decorated with some pretty bows.

What do you wish for 2015?

For 2015 I wish everything to stay as good as it is and I look forward for spring to turn my balcony into a green jungle again!

Thank you Anja!
You can see more from Anja on Aentschie’s Blog and her Instagram.

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What do you think? Do you have any festive green decoration at home? Inspire us and others and tag your pictures on Instagram with #ujbxmas and #urbanjunglebloggers. Next Monday we will choose another winner that will be featured on our blog! Will it be you?

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