Cedar greens picked from your garden or by the wayside are terrific for holiday decorating. On their own or combined with other hearty greens commonly grown in Bermuda, cedar greens will stimulate your imagination to create the simplest or the most extravagant holiday decor. Although Bermuda cedar (Juniperus bermudiana) is the best known, there are several other species of ornamental junipers in Bermuda which have slightly different leaves and are good to use for variety – and to spare our precious Bermuda cedar. Among them, Darrell’s cedar (Juniperus silicicola) and Virginia cedar (Juniperus virginiana) are particularly close in appearance to Bermuda cedar.  Floral designer Suzan Sickling instructs how to craft these Christmas cracker place cards.


You will need: 
A cardboard tube
Red tissue paper (we used several layers)
Elmers glue
Assorted ribbons
Cedar greenery
Name card
Chocolate kisses


Fill the tube with chocolate kisses. Cut tissue paper into pieces that are about eight inches longer than the tube. Wrap layer upon layer of tissue around the cardboard tube, gluing down and making sure to leave four inches at each end of the tube. Decorate individually using cedar sprigs, festive ribbons, lace, etc. Tie ribbon gently at each end. Glue the name card to personalise the top of the cracker.