Looking around at the garden center there are just so many beautiful holiday planters you can buy to create a festive welcome at your home. These planters are exceptionally easy to make yourself with some found clippings around the garden or even the bottom branches of your Christmas tree!
Ready for your weekend project? It’s holiday-themed planters this week and a quick tour of our front door, decorated for the season in non-traditional but natural tones of deep green, eucalyptus blue, and golden yellow.
It just didn’t feel like a red and green year for the holiday planters and wreath. Somewhat inspired by the golden berries and seeded eucalyptus stems that were found at the garden centre but also a unique contrast to the Bloodgood Japanese Maple-coloured front door, the pale green of the house, and the rustic tones of burlap which the planters are wrapped in.
For the Halloween weekend project we put together a variety of festive planters and used some DIY rock spiders to dress them up.
We designed our planters with a colour scheme of purple, white, and orange plants along with various spooky additions that are nods to the holiday season. The supply list can vary depending on what you have or can find. Hover your mouse over the photo for a list of what was used in each planter.
Organic materials showcased in the four photos are ornamental kale, Filius Blue hot pepper, heuchera, aster, crocosmia seed heads, Cinderella pumpkin, warty pumpkin, artists gourds, butternut squash, and buttercup squash.
Other items you’ll see are a witch’s broom, rubber hand, Boo sign, rubber bats, and DIY rock spiders. Most of what we added was readily available in any store carrying Halloween décor. When the holiday is over, we plan to take the kitsch out and leave the gorgeous planters for some festive fall colour. We’ll definitely keep the spiders though!