Are you still too full from your Thanksgiving holiday meal to start decorating for Christmas? It was pretty chilly here yesterday, but I managed to finish putting together my winter pots. It’s a good way to make more room in the garage too. Here’s the summer planter I started with, of course it’s Aqua 🙂
Start by adding you choice of greens. I like the airiness of cedar and the sturdiness of pine. I also used Magnolia leaves for a buttery brown accent. A giant bundle of greens did two planters for about $20.00. I’d recommend taking off the first few leaves, it’s easier to stick them in your dirt.
With very few tools, these winter pots went together easy-breezy. I used cheap BBQ skewers too add the small Christmas balls. Simply remove the silver hanger from the ball, invert the ball on a skewer and insert them into your planter. Don’t bother with glue. It won’t hold in extreme cold and it’s easier to store the ornaments without the sticks. I attached the ribbons directly to the ornaments with green floral wire.
Simply compost the wooden skewers with the greens at year-end. Don’t forget to hang a couple of ornaments from below the greens too. I just love this colour!
The colours I used are anything but traditional. A rather vintage mixture of seafoam green, brown and champagne (a white gold). I was really inspired on my trip to Flowers by Merle, to create a reflection of my personal decorating style.
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It doesn’t take much to bling up the door too. This fresh, plain Jane, Spruce wreath got a facelift with a couple of extra ornaments, a recycled gift tag and a Velvet Flower I bought at Michaels with a 50% off coupon.
Sparkly winter pots,
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How will you decorate your entrance this season?
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