Winter Porch Pots: A Perfect Addition to Your Home This Season
The winter season is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about how to spruce up your home for the holidays. Adding winter porch pots to your front patio area is a great way to start.
During the colder months, these festive planters add a touch of warmth and coziness, making them a beautiful addition to any home—or business!
What are winter porch pots?
Think of these gorgeous displays as holiday planters for your front porch. They’re made from decorative arrangements of evergreen boughs, branches, pine cones, and other winter foliage.
Winter porch pots can be customized in various sizes and styles to complement the rest of your holiday decor or give as a gift this year.
Where can I buy winter porch pots?
DIY Porch Pots: Tips and Tricks
Step 1: Choose Your Container
Before assembling a porch pot, select a large container to hold your arrangement. You can use a traditional flower pot or get creative with a vintage bucket or even an old sled.
Once you have your container, fill it with soil or floral foam to provide a base for your arrangement.
Step 2: Gather Materials
We recommend starting with evergreen boughs to provide the base and structure for your arrangement. You can use a variety of evergreens, such as:
These elements help add texture and dimension to your pots. Next, add some branches, berries, and pine cones to add color and interest to your arrangement. You can also insert branches and boughs into the soil.
Pro Tip: Incorporate lights or ornaments to make your pots sparkle and shine.
Step 3: Arrange Your Materials
When arranging your materials, start with the tallest and most vertical branches in the center of the pot, then work your way outwards with the shorter and more horizontal branches.
Use floral wire or zip ties to secure your materials in place, and be sure to fluff and adjust the branches to create a complete and balanced arrangement.
After your creation is complete, add water and then leave outside to freeze. Doing so will help preserve the winter greens. If temperatures rise above freezing for a few days, water your porch pot like you would a normal plant.
Need Some Help?
Winter porch pots are a perfect way to warmly welcome guests to your home during the holiday season. Building one may seem easy, but with all the other decorating, party planning, and hosting responsibilities on your plate, hiring an expert to help may be the way to go.