I get so excited around this time every year to get our home decorated for the Christmas Season. I am not one to enjoy putting lights up and making my outdoor holiday urns when it’s freezing cold, blowing and snow fallen everywhere so usually a good time to do it is mid November. Most times stores have just started putting out their greenery, decorative elements and even ready-made containers with bows and pine cones already done for you.
I usually try to go extremely easy in making my outdoor urns. I have made them starting from scratch in the past but often get caught up into buying way too much greenery and decorative doo-dads and consequently breaking the bank. With so many stores offering great deals on the Christmas containers it seems to be the logical answer for my needs.
I put 3 birch bark branches in the urn as I like the odd number as a backdrop. Then, I topped up the urn with some earth just to the right level so my bought container would be level to the top of the urn.
The container was nicely nestled into the front part of my urn and I filled in the back with more earth. With my 2 bundles of extra greenery I simply added and filled in the urn to make it appear full.
Finally, the bow! Go big or go home… hahaha….I kept my bow from the previous year, wired it on to a stick found in my yard and stuck it in the side of the urn. PRESTO! Done!
This was definitely the easiest outdoor Christmas urn I’ve ever made and certainly the fastest to put together. I was happy with the results and look forward to the snow falling to add that wintery touch of appeal. Happy decorating!