I’ll let you in on a little
secret, around here we
don’t decorate that much
until it’s closer to
Christmas and our tree
goes up on Christmas Eve.
Just because we don’t put
up the tree until later
doesn’t mean that we
don’t have some bright
lights, and beautiful
branches welcoming friends
and lighting up the porch.
Who wants to look outside at gloomy dark skies when you can see sparkling lights, and colorful branches instead.
This Christmas planter is on my back porch, the lights come on early enough with a timer in the late afternoon so it’s sparkly and bright, and they are set to go off just as we close the drapes for the evening.
How to make a Christmas planter in 5 easy steps, one includes the cat supervising.
1. Gather your supplies, I used a galvanized bucket because clay would freeze here. Branches, evergreens boughs, ribbons, pinecones, a plastic bag of sand, pruners.
2. Fill bag with damp sand that you stole from your husbands winter no slip supply, tie bag up, and put into container upside down. Watch cat sniff bag of soil, he’s supervising.
3. Poke branches into soil, arrange to your hearts content, watch cat sniff branches. Add pinecones, or moss to hide top of bag, or you could put shorter branches around edge of container.
4. Step back, and rearrange branches again. Add some ribbons in strategic places, watch cat play with ribbon, and knock over planter, start again.
5. Add a string of lights, and plug into timer, you will appreciate not having to go out in the cold to turn off the lights in the dark. Enjoy.
5 Easy steps to making your own light and bright Christmas planters to light up your porch, cat sold separately.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams