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We spend so much time decorating our homes for the seasons, but taking the decor outdoors can be more of a challenge. During the summer months, creating beautiful urns and planters is a must for me and makes for easy decor. But Christmas and winter pose more of a challenge. Empty urns are too uninviting. To welcome guests (and please myself), I decided to dress up my lonely pots with fresh cut greens from The Farm. If you are not close to a plentiful countryside as I am here in Iowa, local garden stores stock cut greens during this season. Cut or find a variety of greens; what is native will be the easiest to use and most economical. I used cedar and juniper (the blue berries smell fantastic!) with a few boughs of spruce and pine to finish the urns. For a center focal point, red dogwood twigs provide a festive finale.
Watch the video to see my steps so you too can create simple outdoor Christmas arrangements!
Video and images by The Gray Boxwood[divider]