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.
Your urn looks great. I never think to add items to ours in the winter.
This sounds like such a pretty idea!! If not for the treacherous ice storm in Toronto, I would have loved to do this! Thanks for the great idea.
your urn looks fantastic. I just don’t seem to have the eye for this sort of thing. Most people make a pretty good job of this sort of thing but I’m a huge miss 🙁
What a great idea! I never thought of doing anything other than potted plants.
very beautiful. thanks
What a great idea,it looks fantastic
Just seeing this again reminds me I really want to make this at the holidays
It always seems so much nicer when we make it ourselves
you must have an artistic touch, I’m sure I could never get an urn to look that good, it’s fantastic 🙂
I love it,awesome job
Going to have to try this
I love your Xmas Urn, You made it look so simple to try. So I think I will go take that walk.
You made it look simple,Think I will give it a go this weekend.Hope it looks 1/2 as good as yours
I love this,I need to get off my butt and make this!
Your urn looks great ! Will have to try it.
I am going to start picking up the items i need for this and try to get it started by the first week in Dec.
Your holiday urn looks so amazing!! It’s beautiful and so festive looking.
I can’t wait to try this too.Thank you for the awesome idea. 🙂
This is such a great idea. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing
I can’t believe how beautiful the new look is, you brought it back to life for a new holiday season. It’s a beautifully creative design for sure.
This is such a beautiful idea. I want to try this and use some fresh cedar bows and red berries.Your’s look so nice!
This looks so nice by the front door.
I love this idea of collecting the items from a walk outdoors; it’s a perfect way to remember a lovely walk and, in addition, to add a delightful embellishment to one’s home.