Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas: easy DIY outdoor Christmas arrangements that you’ll love using greens, birch, and hawthorn branches.
Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas: easy DIY outdoor Christmas arrangements that you'll love using greens, birch, and hawthorn branches.

I’m excited to share my Christmas outdoor planter ideas with you today. As I’ve mentioned before, we’re going with a vintage theme for Christmas this year, and that idea even influenced my outdoor decorating. My awesome sister helped me, so it’s a little extra special this year. 😉

Since we have blue snowflake Christmas lights, and turquoise is big in vintage decor, we did a turquoise colour scheme this year outside. It’s a little brighter than what we usually do around here, but vintage is all about colourful when it comes to Christmas so we went for it.

Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

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Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

The big arrangement is made in an old enamelware pot, actually probably an old baby’s tub. I so, so loved the linear arrangement that I did last year -see it here, that it influenced what we did this year too. My sister arranged the two birch logs on the bottom, and used a few other twigs driven into the dirt to hold them.

DIY Christmas planter ideas

Then she stuffed a little moss in between to fill the gap. Such a pretty detail. I spray painted the branches in this arrangement for a little added wow. They would have been really pretty in white or silver too. The rest is just greens arranged in rows.

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We started with the birch logs, then there is a row of fir, then magnolia leaves -picked up at Walmart for about $5, then a row of cedar, then pine, and lastly the dog wood that we spray painted turquoise. For a little glitter I added a big turquoise snowflake.

Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

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We also did another arrangement beside the front door, this one with a sweet little bird ornament.

Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

For it we used another enamelware pot, and then to give it a bit more height we set it on top of another pot turned upside down.

This one started out with circles of different greens, starting with fir, then cedar, then pine, and then finally the centre was filled with hawthorn berries.

how to make your own Christmas outdoor planter

After the greens were finished, we added three long pieces of dogwood to the outside, stuck in almost horizontally, then pulled them up to tie them together in the middle and create a bird cage effect. I love how it turned out.

Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

I added a few Christmas balls to the centre, which reminded me of magical eggs.

Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

The final touch, was adding a little glitter bird ornament to the top. The twigs were wired together, and everything is beautifully finished by just a little moss to cover up the mechanics, and some pretty ribbon.

Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

Christmas Wreath

On the door this year, I used my pot scrubber wreath -see how I made it here, it’s constructed out of dollar store pot scrubbers!

Christmas outdoor decorating ideas

I love its vintage feel, and we tied it into this years scheme by added more pretty ribbon.

DIY silver Christmas wreath

The last spot we decorated was the little wooden chair.

Christmas outdoor decorating ideas

I dug out the glitter skates -see how I made them here, and we added a pretty little sprig of greens, with a few pinecones.

Christmas outdoor decorating ideas

Small Christmas Outdoor Planter

Last, but certainly not least, my sister made a simple arrangement in an old teapot. All the enamelware gets used in the summer on the deck as planters. When we were pulling the pots out of the garage to use for Christmas, she noticed the little teapot.

Christmas teapot arrangement

Just a few greens, some more hawthorn berries, and dogwood tucked in. I found a few little ornaments and tucked them in too. So sweet. Maybe even my favourite. 😉

Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

So the front porch is all decorated and ready to welcome friends and family all winter. The bright turquoise makes me smile.

Christmas Outdoor Planter Ideas

With Christmas outdoor planter ideas like this, life really is a party!

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