How to Make DIY Outdoor Christmas Planters

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Now that our Mum planters are dried & frozen, I hacked them into some simple but beautiful outdoor Christmas planters! Here’s how I did it, and how you can too with only a few supplies and about 10 minutes.

How to make DIY Outdoor Christmas Planters

The soil and roots of old planters from Fall actually make an excellent base for some Christmas urns full of greenery. Simply prune your old Mums out of their pots, and keep the roots and soil in the pot for your winter arrangement.

I used a bundle of mixed greens from my grocery store for this arrangement – pine, cedar & spruce – but you could also go for a scavenger hunt in your yard for some greenery to use.

How to make DIY Outdoor Christmas Planters

First, I put a block of floral foam on the soil in the center of my pot, and then I placed on of my indoor / outdoor lanterns on top to give the arrangement some height. Next, I pushed stems of pine evenly around the pot into the soil. Next, I added a layer of cedar stems, and finally I added the spruce stems. You might have to trim the stems to get the look you want. Finally, I added a few dogwood branches beside the lantern for even more height to my arrangement, and placed a bright red bow near the front.

Traditional Christmas Entry Decor

I think these planters add so much colour and Holiday spirit to our front entry, don’t you? I’ve also decorated our door area with a fresh garland and wreath from Costco for a traditional Christmas look.

Traditional Christmas Entry Decor

This blanket scarf from our Fall front porch look fits right in to this new Christmas scheme.

Traditional Christmas Entry Decor

Even our puppies like our new outdoor christmas planters and greenery!

Watch this video to see how I’ve put together my DIY outdoor Christmas planter:

How to make DIY Outdoor Christmas Planters

DIY Outdoor Christmas Planters

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The soil and roots of old planters from fall actually make an excellent base for some Christmas urns full of greenery. Here's how I made some beautiful Christmas planters reusing my pots of old Mums!

Materials

  • Flower pot with roots and soil
  • Bundle of mixed pine, cedar & spruce greens - from the grocery store or your backyard is fine!
  • Dogwood branches
  • Block of floral foam
  • Indoor / outdoor lantern
  • Large red bow

Tools

  • Scissors or shears

Instructions

    1. First, put a block of floral foam on the soil in the center of your pot.
    2. Then, place an indoor / outdoor lantern on top of the foam.
    3. Next, push stems of pine evenly around the pot into the soil.
    4. Next, add a layer of cedar stems.
    5. Add the spruce stems.
    6. You might now have to trim the stems to get the look you want.
    7. Add a few dogwood branches beside the lantern for even more height.
    8. Place a bright red bow near the front.
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6 Comments

  1. Oh my GOSH, these are lovely! I wouldn’t have thought to put the lantern in the pot. It adds such wonderful height and drama. I have to try this when we settle into our new place. What a great idea! And with the greenery, it’s very classic. Do you think you’ll keep these after the holiday season somehow?

    1. Thank you, Cynthia. Christina is not sure yet if she will keep them but she’s excited to incorporate the same planter design into other seasons.

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