I feel like since Halloween we enter survival mode. In October, your house gets decorated for Halloween, immediately after that, all changes to Thanksgiving. Three weeks into November, pumpkins get replaced with Christmas decorations! In January, upon survival, everything gets taken away and we go back to dormant mode until Spring! In order to keep things simple, maybe all we need is to invest in some nice planters that can be changing as the holidays pass thru.
This year, for fall, I planted, some winter greenery in my planters and I changed the decoration around to reflect the holiday I am in. Christmas planters have been popular for a long time. It is a beautiful way, to wrap your front door, without the need of overdoing it with the lights and all ornaments.
To produce a Christmas planter, you can use a few techniques/ideas.
#1 – Christmas Lantern Planter
- 2 simple wreaths depending on the size of your planter
- Christmas ornaments or pine cones
- Fake candles
#2 – Traditional Christmas Planter
- Christmas Tree’s branches Planter – when we got our tree, I had to prune the bottom a bit. I saved the branches and used in my planter that already contained some winter greenery.
- Christmas motive, like cherry branches, pine cones, birch sticks, candy cane.
#3 – Christmas Presents Planter
- If your front door is covered, why not act bold and just make a pile of Christmas presents on top of your planter?
#4 – Minimalist Christmas Planter
- Birch logs, Christmas ornaments and greenery of your choice for filler. This is a great last minute idea, for a more minimalist look. It would look perfect for narrow entrances.