Window box planter decorated with evergreens

#HeinensHolidayDecor: Spruce Up Your Window Planter Boxes

Decking your home with greenery, baubles and floral fun for the holidays: a six-part series teaching simple design techniques using grocery store finds.

In the warm weather months there is something so special about filling those window planter boxes with creeping vines and bold, scented geraniums. With the colder months upon us, why not take a new approach to your window boxes and give them a bit of a holiday makeover just in time for the first snow.

Step 1: Start by pulling out all of your withered summer plants. Your new arrangements will look their best with a fresh slate.

Step 2: Shop for a few combinations of greenery, with different textures and various shades of green. Add shatterproof ornaments, pinecones and festive painted sticks to give your planter box arrangements height and visual interest. Using these colored sticks can add drama to any outdoor planter box with minimal cost and not a ton of design time necessary.

Planter box with evergreens

Step 3: Wear your gloves as you start to layer in the greenery first, making a solid base of evergreen boughs for each planter box, add in the sticks, ornaments and pinecones to give your designs just a touch of sparkle and festive fun. Think of these elements as accessories to any holiday party outfit… add on all of the drama and sparkle and then step back to give the design a once over, removing anything that is just too over the top. Sometimes it’s those planter boxes filled with simple pinecones and spruce boughs that are the best.

Arranging ornaments in a planter box

Don’t Forget: Remember safety and work with a friend if you are designing planter boxes that are above your ground floor. Be careful and plan to work during the daylight hours, making this a more fun and simple design project for everyone.

Did you make a planter box or two with greenery found at Heinen’s?  Share it with us using the hashtag #HeinensHolidayDecor. We can’t wait to see what you are working on!

View the rest of the #HeinensHolidayDecor series:
Outdoor Vases and Urns
Outdoor Lighting
Hostess Gift
Mantel Arrangement
Non-evergreen Centerpiece

Finished planter box display

Charity D'Amato
Posted by: Charity D'Amato
Charity is the founder of studio Chartreuse; chartreuseinc.com a design firm located in Lakewood, Ohio. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Design and Art Education. Charity is a Cleveland Bridge Builders graduate and the recipient of the 2010 Inside Business Athena Young Professional Award. Since 2007, Charity has also been the voice behind the regional lifestyle blog, iheartcleveland.com. Charity and her family recently made the move across the river from Westlake to Shaker Heights, Ohio. “I really adore that I get to come to work every day and be creative. This is my passion and my reality.”

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