I finally faced the music and removed the fresh garland, wreath and planters that adorned the front door for Christmas. It was time! This is just such an awkward time to decorate the house, isn’t it? I hate to spend money on updating the planters because I know come spring, I will be craving bright colors and new plants. So I decided to shop the house to see what I could use to style my front porch planters for winter.
I didn’t have to look very far to come up with something free to use in my winter planters! I have a set of these birch logs that sit in the fireplace as decor when we aren’t using it. However- since we are using it right now, they were tucked away in storage.
I have had these logs for years and love using them in empty fireplaces. Although mine are old, I did find this set of 8 on Amazon for a reasonable price and high ratings if you are interested in a set for yourself.
To style the planters for winter, I just kept the faux Christmas tree pieces I used for my free Christmas planters. (In case you missed it, you can see the full tutorial here. But the gist is that I took apart a thrifted fake Christmas tree for lots of free Christmas greenery and plopped a bunch of the limbs in my planters)
In an ideal world, I would have hunted in the yard for some fresh clippings, but again- I was interested in something fast and cheap. I may still try to add some cypress tree clippings this weekend…
Once the greenery is set, I just placed a set of three logs in each planter. To top it off, I added a couple large pine cones to fill the space around the logs and greenery.
For my wreath, I found my neutral one in storage that is always my go-to option. I find it’s always good to have a generic one on hand that can be modified for any season or holiday! I used some garden wire to attach three pine cones to it to sort of match the winter planters.
Then I remembered I had this great fur birch-like ribbon. Happy accident! (I found this white and gold fur ribbon at Hobby Lobby before Christmas and used it on our back porch)
Overall, I am happy with this quick makeover that will hopefully hold me over until the warmer days of spring.
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