Creating Christmas Urns

After the flowers have frozen and are gone, urn and pots around the house tend to look rather sad. I cannot stand to leave my various urns empty when a few additions can add so much seasonal cheer. I know it sounds a little cheesy, but a few greens and twigs really amp up the Christmas feel and I think you’ll see why – and hopefully be inspired to do the same!

There really are endless options for filling your empty outdoor vessels. You can use items from your own yard or go to almost any garden supply/nursery and find numerous fresh greens and focal items to use. If using your own, the cost can be so nominal. Freshly cut greens with unique texture can add up if buying from a store, but they really give a lot of appeal.

I start with the center focal point, which is usually the tallest item I’m using. For my driveway urns, it’s large curly willow from my tree. I like to create a solid center by tightly tying it together. Moving out, I like to layer different texture. Here I used dried eucalyptus and tied it tightly with my curly willow and created my center.

Creating Christmas Urns | The Gray Boxwood

My display ended up being fairly tall, so I created a solid brace with a tomato wire. To hide the wire, I pulled (or fluffed) out some eucalyptus.

For a little seasonal color, I added twigs I sprayed red (an economical take on red dogwood branches).

Creating Christmas Urns | The Gray Boxwood

To finish, I made a wreath around the perimeter with fresh greens cut from my trees. A few jumbo pine cones added a little variety and just like that, the urns were finished.

Creating Christmas Urns | The Gray Boxwood

Really this is just inspiration for your own urns. Use what you have or a few purchased items and you can have cheer all through the season!

Creating Christmas Urns | The Gray Boxwood

Creating Christmas Urns | The Gray Boxwood

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