Happy Holidays everyone!
Don’t you just love holiday urns? I love that they can be decorated for any holiday really. However, decorating them can be daunting. Fear not! I’m going to help you make your urns look fresh.fabulous.sophisticated in just a few steps!
It was about time I took out my Fall mums. Oh my!
Step 1. You don’t need to have a traditional “urn”. Any pot that you’ve used in the garden this past year can look fantastic.
Step 2. Go for a walk!! I did my entire urn this year for free. Yup, free! Last weekend, the kids and I went on walk around the neighbourhood and collected branches from all sorts of trees. Don’t forget to check out the trees in your own backyard.
Step 3. With your urn empty, place your first set of branches around the outer edges. I placed a small box at the bottom of the urn so that I wouldn’t have to place all the branches in so deep. Another great tip: ask the florist at your local grocery store for one of their flower buckets. If you place that inside the urn with a bit of dirt, it will hold the branches in place all through the winter.
Step 4. Layer, layer, layer. Add in all the different branches that you’ve collected and then look inside your house for anything to add. I had this faux branch in my Christmas decoration box and saved magnolia leaves from last year. Why not add these red sticks?
Step 5. Because I didn’t use the bucket full of dirt this year, I needed something to hold my red sticks up with. I just placed them in this glass vase and filled the bottom with pinecones to conceal the vase.
Step 6. The greenery and texture of your urn can take you all through the winter. If you add Christmas decorations to it, you just need to take them off after Christmas and voila…a beautiful winter urn that can last until Spring.
Don’t be overwhelmed by decorating your urns. Take a walk, get inspired by nature and you will have a fresh.fabulous.sophisticated holiday urn.
Keep it Beautiful.