Home » Crafts » Six Steps to a Fabulous Holiday Urn!

Six Steps to a Fabulous Holiday Urn!

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.

omc6Pin omc7Pin omc8Pin

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.

omc10Pin omc11Pin

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.


Keep it Beautiful
Keep it Beautifulhttp://www.keepitbeautifuldesigns.com/
Together with my hubby, we're working on renovating our 1920's house that we purchased in 2010 in a downtown neighbourhood in Ottawa, ON. The house was in need of mega love, complete with variations of bad wallpaper and peeling vinyl flooring. However, we were up to the challenge. I am the Mommy to a 5 year old, a 2 year old and baby girl who keep me on my toes. My hubby is armed with the tools and is the magic in building my crazy design ideas. In come the realities of renovating, budget, time and kids are things that many of us have to work with. I write about creating beautiful spaces that are everyday friendly, with easy DIYs which then leave room for splurges and I hope to inspire you to do the same.

Join the Ottawa Mommy Club Newsletter

* indicates required

Related Posts


  1. 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.

  2. 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 🙁

  3. you must have an artistic touch, I’m sure I could never get an urn to look that good, it’s fantastic 🙂

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected


Recent Stories

Share to...