Trending on Gardenista: The Handmade Holiday

Poinsettia in Glass Vases Cover Image, Photo by Michelle Slatella

From fire starters to fir sugar, we’re keeping busy with garden DIYs.

Poinsettias in Glass Vases, Photo by Michelle Slatella

Above: Ditch the foil and rethink red: At last, a new style for poinsettias.

DIY Holiday Tablecloth Natural Dye by Justine Hand

Above: This DIY linen tablecloth gets its dusty indigo hue from an unexpected source: red cabbage.

Fire Starters, Photo by Erin Boyle

Above: Keep hearth and home warm on cold December nights with these 10 giftable fire-starter kits (including this DIY version).

Fir-Infused Vodka, Photo by Marie Viljoen

Above: An aromatic (and unexpected) use for discarded pine needles: pine-scented cocktail salt and more.

Garden Books from Food 52

Above: Put the garden to bed for winter and curl up with one of our favorite gardening and outdoors books—or gift them to the plant-lover on your list. (The Plant Recipe Book and The Flower Recipe Book, shown here, are available as a set for $49 at Food52.)

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