Easy DIY Holiday Planter for Free

I really like using fresh greens to decorate during the holidays. First of all, because nothing compares to the beauty of nature, and second, because I can cut a lot of my own materials saving me a ton of money. This DIY Holiday Planter tutorial can be put together in a very short time and costs next to nothing to make.

This DIY Holiday Planter tutorial can be put together in a very short time and costs next to nothing to make.

All you need is a container, a couple of branches and some greenery. I’m using a resin urn that I grew annuals in this past season. The dirt is still in the pot. I had a long birch branch that I found on a hike, so I cut it in two and stuck them as far down in the soil as I could. For greenery I cut several branches of the various evergreens on the property. You can also find bunches at many garden centers this time of year.

This DIY Holiday Planter tutorial can be put together in a very short time and costs next to nothing to make.

Using the dirt that was already in the pot, I simply inserted springs of greens around the top of the urn. If you don’t have a pot with soil in it you can use floral foam, or styrofoam, to hold the branches. For this first layer make sure the branches are coming out to the sides, and somewhat flat.

This DIY Holiday Planter tutorial can be put together in a very short time and costs next to nothing to make.

Next insert varying greens inside of the first layer.  Add some more soil if needed. Then add more branches and working toward the middle.

This DIY Holiday Planter tutorial can be put together in a very short time and costs next to nothing to make.

When it was getting pretty full I added a few red barberry branches and some seed pods.

This DIY Holiday Planter tutorial can be put together in a very short time and costs next to nothing to make.

Continue added greens, turning the pot to see it from all sides to see if there are any obvious holes and insert more as needed. It super quick and easy and should last for several weeks.

This DIY Holiday Planter tutorial can be put together in a very short time and costs next to nothing to make.

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. I love this – I went around the farm and garden yesterday and clipped some juniper, pine and peppermint to bring indoors. We don’t have all the beautiful evergreens down south but over the years I’ve just decided to make what I do have work. This pot is beautiful and what a great way to revive resting planters.

    • Well, juniper, pine and peppermint sounds like your home is going to smell wonderful!! I agree that it is best to work with what you have and with your background I’m sure it will look fabulous!

  2. Beth Stansell says:

    Thanks so much for the inspiration–I just used your ideas for my front entry. Used cedar, holly, camilla leaves and bayberry for the red pop. It was so much fun using what I have in my yard. Thanks for your inspiration!

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