Confession: I may love the whole preparation for Christmas even more than Christmas Day. It’s so fun and joyful, and all family members can join. There are numerous holiday decoration ideas and styles that can enhance the festive atmosphere. Every bit of your home can be somehow decorated; how amazing is that?
One part of the house that is often untouched with decorations is the front porch. Ironically enough, it’s a part that is being looked at and used the most.
For us plant lovers, there’s a very easy solution—a winter planter. They are very easy to make, and you can craft them to your very best liking. And a huge bonus; each of them will make your home welcoming for the guests, breathing the Christmas spirit to all passers-by.
1. Add Something Shiny
Christmas is all about extravagant lights and shiny objects. These things shouldn’t be left out when making your own porch Christmas planter. See how the silver-painted cones beautifully stand out from the lush needles?
2. Simplicity is the Key with Winter Planters
You can always go completely overboard with decorations. But there’s something very special about a simple porch planter like this. Just a few branches and cones. Simple yet beautiful.
3. Don’t Limit yourself
When a winter planter is not enough, you can always decorate the rest of your porch. Keeping it in one theme is very important here. Do not overcombine. My favorite method is choosing a main color at the start, then one complementary color, and building the whole decoration with that in mind.
4. The Bigger, the Better
We can go real deep into the discussion of whether or not the size matters. When it comes to decoration, more and bigger is obviously better. See the stunning contrast between the size of the window and the size of the planter. This would leave my mouth wide open!
5. Decorate your Front Porch with a Miniature Christmas Tree in a Planter
Who says Christmas trees are only for the indoors? Your porch also deserves one (maybe even two)!
6. Animals Love this Winter Planter Too!
I said so! Everyone loves these simple designs. Birch branches, seed pods, and some magnolia leaves will get you a cute little owl.
7. Play with Colors to Make it Stand Out
A simple thought into the color play here made this planter really stand out. Red and black play together really well while staying natural. But you can opt for bolder color combinations too.
8. Make it Sweet
Hand in hand with Christmas comes tons of sweets, including candy canes. So why not decorate your planter with a candy cane? Definitely makes it stand out.
9. Don’t be Afraid to Combine
In a lot of cases, people use just one type of cone or twigs and branches, but why not bring a whole forest to your front porch? See how beautiful the different shades of green look together?
10. No Snow? No Worries!
Even when it looks like spring outside, you can bring a bit of winter with a decorated planter like this one.
11. More Winter Planters Equal More Fun
If one planter is good, two or three are better. See how the person really thought through the colors; it all simply fits.
12. Every Door Needs a Christmas Planter!
Doors really look better with a planter. It is like this your own personal majestic entrance. I also love the red berries bringing a bit of freshness to the deep green branches.
13. Pair your Planter with a Christmas Wreath
When a decorated planter is not enough, you can always complement it with a decorated wreath. Definitely one of my favorite designs.
14. Not Enough Room? No problem!
You don’t have to have a huge front porch with a garden to be able to pull off an elegant winter planter. This one will fit even on your apartment’s balcony!
15. Box Planter Works Too!
It doesn’t have to always be a big, tall planter. You can also use a box planter and place it on your window! This one really turned out great!
16. Make it your Personal
If you have other decorations on your front porch, they can become a part of your Christmas planter too! See how simple is it to transform a statue into a Christmas theme?
17. Big Bowl Can Make Your Christmas Planter Look Majestic
Filling a planter this big into a good-looking decoration is no easy job, yet they managed to do it. The key is to keep it simple and symmetrical.
18. Branches Don’t Have to be the Main Role
Branches and other subtle elements are usually dominating in winter planters. But you don’t have to limit yourself and add a piece of decoration that will really stand out.
19. Two is Better than One
This front porch looks really simple yet beautiful. I love the symmetry in it—two winter planters, two lanterns, and two wreaths.
20. Blue Can be a Show-Stopper Too!
Don’t you think you need to stick with natural colors or traditional combinations with red, green, or gold. Blue can be a show-stopper too! This one combines blue tones with a bit of silver.
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