Holiday Containers and Wreaths to Transform Your Space

Today, I’m excited to share a creative project that adds a touch of winter magic to any space – crafting a winter container. These containers not only defy the winter blues but also spread a contagious cheer throughout your surroundings.

First, you will need evergreen branches of all kinds to add different types of texture. I used what I foraged from my garden but you can use what you have. Things like white pine, cedar, Fraser fir, or Colorado spruce branch. I added magnolia branches and red berries from Trader Joe’s.

I started with a container full of potting soil because I have tulips planted. You don’t have to do that if you are using just branches – you can use floral foam instead.

First thing I do is add the birch logs and red twig dogwood branches.

Then I layer in my evergreens starting with the cedar and then the white pine because pine tends to drape.

Then I added the Fraser fir, magnolia, and the berries.

I went back and filled with spruce branches and more white pine. You can always add pine cones to the center or spray paint branches white instead of the red twig dogwood. As you can see I am not fussy. This is a rustic arrangement to give my garden a holiday feel.

Depending on your zone, you can add hellebores (4-9), boxwoods (5-9), or snowdrops (3-9) but honestly I am happy with the ease and simplicity of the foraged branches.

I also do wreaths on my windows. I prefer real versus artificial, but this can be costly every year and I do not want to spend the time making them with so many window boxes to fill. So I have a solution! Trader Joe’s has Fraser fir wreaths for $12.99 so I just add berries, embellishments, and ribbon and I have a custom wreath for a quarter of the cost. I also save the embellishments year to year. What do you think?

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