DIY Christmas Planter

Holiday Planter Before and After

Looking around at the garden center, there are just so many beautiful holiday planter varieties 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!

DIY Christmas Planter

For this project I started with a metal urn planter growing a grass and some geraniums.  Here is the before photo:

Holiday planter before


  • Evergreen clippings (pine and holly used here)
  • Pruners
  • Metal urn planter
  • Plastic pot that fits inside the metal urn
  • LED branch lights

Make it!

1. Fill the plastic pot with soil and set inside the metal urn planter. If you are using a planter with plants growing in it already, prune and clean up the plants by removing scraggly, damaged, or unattractive greenery.

2. Prepare your evergreen clippings by cutting many stems the same length and creating a pointed end.

holiday planter before and after

3. Arrange pine branches around the bottom of the urn bowl, between the plastic pot and the urn.

4. Tuck in holly branches around the outer rim of the inside of the plastic planter.

5. Add some LED branch lights to look structural in the day and festive at night.

Here is the final result:

Holiday planter after

Quite the improvement!

LED branch lights outdoor


How to Make a Holiday Planter

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

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