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Holiday Decorating Feature
December 1, 2017

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

It’s the time of year to get in the holiday spirit and start decorating. Your outdoor planters are a perfect place to start and are calling for a little touch of winter fancy. Whether they live on your front stoop, on the back patio or near the side door, these planters can be beautiful during the holiday season with a few simple steps.

Empty VaseStep 1: First make sure you clean out the dead leaves and old non-pleasing dirt from your summer/fall plants. Starting with a fresh base always adds to the magic of the new arrangement. Empty Urn

Step 2: Collect a variety of greens from your local grocery store or even head to the woods for a few evergreen clippings. Pops of color including winterberries, decorative sticks and painted pinecones can also help in bringing your outdoor décor to life.

Step 3: It is always nice to start to fill each planter with your greenery first. Place some of the greenery boughs horizontal out from the center of the planter while inserting other branches into the vase vertically to give the arrangement height. Remember to wear your gloves as the greenery branches tend to be covered in sap and brrrr…it’s kind of cold outside!

Step 4: Add pops of color and visual interest by filling in some of the holes with red decorative berries and snow-flocked pinecones. Voila, you have winter planters perfect for any area outside your home.

Step 5: Looking for something to make your planters extra bright? You can now find battery-operated, white twinkle lights that operate on a timer (6 hrs on, 18 hours off) perfect for any outdoor arrangement or side door welcome.

Remember these outdoor holiday décor planter arrangements should be easy and fun. Don’t overthink them; go with what feels natural and festive. Add a small dusting of Mother Nature’s winter snow and your outdoor planters are sure to sparkle all winter long. Happy winter planters everyone. Enjoy!

Did you fill your outdoor vases and urns with greenery and florals from Heinen’s and feel like sharing the photos with us? Share it using the hashtag #HeinensHolidayDecor. We can’t wait to see what you are working on!

Finished urn with evergreens

View the rest of the #HeinensHolidayDecor series:
Window Planter Boxes
Outdoor Lighting
Hostess Gift
Mantel Arrangement
Non-evergreen Centerpiece

By Charity D'Amato
Charity is the founder of studio Chartreuse - a design firm located in Lakewood, Ohio. Since 2007, Charity has been the voice behind the regional lifestyle blog, 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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