We spent the weekend decorating the outside of our house for Christmas. You would think that after two full days we would be done but we’re not even close! We finished about half the projects on our list. One thing we did finish was our outdoor Christmas planter. This is a fun, easy and inexpensive project that brings a big impact to your outdoor Christmas decorations.
Here are the supplies you’ll need to create an outdoor Christmas planter
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- ribbon (I found mine at Michaels, here and here
- evergreen trees
- Florist wire
- large ornaments (also from Michaels, here)
- white lights
Over the warmer months, we have annuals in these planters at the beginning of the path to our front and side doors. For winter I bought two arborvitae, one for each pot. They are great screen trees so in the spring I will move them to the back property line to replace a couple of large cedars that fell during Florence.
After the little trees were planted, I cut branches from our magnolia trees, some holly and cedar. I layered the branches around the base of the tree, going in the same direction all around. First the cedar, then magnolia then holly.
Using florist wire and both ribbons, I made a bow and used a piece of extra branch as a stake to stick it into the dirt.
Then I just layed the ornaments on top of the greenery and added white twinkle lights.
Quick and easy! The best part about making an outdoor Christmas planter with a real tree is being able to plant the tree in your yard but if you prefer an artificial tree, that’s fine too!