Yesterday my project was to swap out my fall décor for my holiday décor on my front porch.
I started with my planters.
I like to create beautiful Christmas planters to greet friends and family,
When guests arrive at your home the first thing they see when they drive up is your front entry. It is how you welcome guests.
I want mine to say “Welcome!”
Here are the easy steps for creating my Christmas Planters.
1. Empty out your planter, but leave the soil in it so that you have something to support your stems and branches.
2. Start by laying a wreath flat on the top of the planter. I chose one with lights for extra sparkle. You can use any type of wreath you like, just make sure it’s smaller than the top of the planter so that it doesn’t fall down.
3. Add some ornaments to the wreath for some color. You can attach them with wire so that they stay in place. You don’t want them blowing into your neighbor’s yard when a storm hits.
4. Choose your favorite tall branches for height. I used faux so that I can use them every year. I chose some that look icy for a different texture and added sparkle (of course). Add the branches to the center of the wreath. Push them down into the soil so that they won’t blow over. If you’re using faux, be sure to fluff them, bending them into a natural looking form.
5. Choose your 1st type of greenery. I chose faux with some sparkle on them. Insert them around the base of the branches to cover the stems. Again, if you’re using faux be sure to fluff them.
6. Choose a 2nd type of greenery for interest. I chose one with a silvery finish for a different type of sparkle. Can you have enough sparkle over the holidays? If you’re using real you could add holly to boxwood, or cedar to evergreen. Use what you like. Use what coordinates with your wreath if they’re near each other. Insert it with the 1st greenery, weaving and mixing them together.
7. If you used faux greenery, choose some real greenery to mix in. When you use faux greenery, mixing in real greens punches them up a little and can fool the eye. People might even think that all of the greenery is real. I chose the same cedar greens that are on my door wreathes behind the planters. Add it in with your other greens, filling in any open spots.
At this point, you could add lights or even a bow on the front of your Christmas planter. This is where I left mine. I was happy with how they looked.
(Yes, I have taken care of those ugly cords since I took this pic.) ☺
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