Some people feel overwhelmed by flower arrangements. They think that you have to have some sort of degree in design or landscaping to make it work. The truth is that it’s pretty simple, as long as you remember that all good arrangements have 3 characteristics: height, depth, and dimension.
Take a look at how I upcycled this urn into a stunning DIY Christmas planter in very little time.
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I have had these urns for years, and I’ve painted them a half-dozen times. This last time, I went from a bright turquoise for summer to this awesome oil-rubbed bronze spray paint from Rustoleum. I am in love with the end result.
Once the urn is dry, bring it inside for decorating. Be sure to allow time for it to dry thoroughly, or you’ll end up with dark paint all over.
Step 1) Add a decorative sphere for dimension and interest. I purchased mine locally but this collapsible sphere is very similar. You can also make a sphere for a fraction of the cost using my embroidery hoop hack. See instructions here.
Step 2) Add Birch Branches. These are the ones I purchased and cut them in half.
Step 3) I added this floral spray saddle to hold everything in place. It also gave me nice spacing for my floral picks.
Step 4) Fluff out all of your Christmas picks. Here are some evergreen picks similar to the ones I used.
Step 5) I placed the picks without the pinecones first to serve as a “filler”.
Add the evergreen picks with pinecones to the outside edge of the planter. If you don’t have clean pinecones in your yard, no worries. You can grab some here.
Step 6) Add more depth with some small grapevine wreaths. I like using these because they’re inexpensive and can be used for future projects.
Step 7) Add height with curly willow, twigs, ting ting, etc…
Spread the berry picks. These are similar to the ones I used.
Step 8) Add dimension with berry picks. I chose gold and silver, but this would be a good time to add a splash of color.
Since there are so many variables, you may want to change things up a little from this tutorial. Don’t be afraid to do that! Remember that this is your project and experiment with different ideas and combinations that suit you. Most importantly, have fun with it!
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