Christmas Planters

I’ve spent most of my “extra” time this week, decorating the front of my house.

This year, Christmas decorating is a little more difficult than in the past.

We still have our house on the market and I feel that it

has to look “perfect” for people coming through.

“Perfect” is unrealistic with 5 kids and jobs, and schools and, and, and …

 I’m finding I have a hard time realizing where to stop.

One example is these Christmas planters I made for the front.

I couldn’t possibly just have normal planters. Where you just have a shrub with lights coming out of the planter.

No, I have to cut off all of the old “fall-ish” dying flowers….

Then I bobby-pinned the ivy so it wrapped around the side and didn’t show, and added two different kinds of evergreen clippings to the dirt in the planter.

Then I took different sized bulbs from the dollar store and put a bobby-pin through them, and pinned them on the evergreen clippings.

I really do like the way they turned out, I just feel with the small amount of “extra” time I have, they may be slightly excessive (my husband is shaking his head and laughing).

How is your Christmas decorating going?

Are you going simple, or all out?



  1. Nice work woman, I love the addition of the Christmas balls. It’s rustic and festive. My Christmas decorating has not began yet but hopefully soon.

  2. This is so pretty! I would have never thought of Bobby-pinning the ivy back! So Clever!

  3. I love your plants and I love that you used bobby pins! You are so smart!

  4. Very pretty, I love outdoor Christmas displays

  5. It’s very lovely! Well done!

  6. The planters are beautiful and so welcoming to prospective buyers! Love the bobby pin idea!

  7. Love the red! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! 🙂

  8. Very nice arrangement. I love the height. Gorgeous, great job.

  9. I LOVE this! It really turned out so pretty. And the fact that you dressed it up with Christmas bulbs adds just the sweetest touch. Thanks for sharing with us!

  10. Gorgeous!
    I found you via Anti-Procrastination Tuesday and I’m your newest follower:)

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    Eliza K Prints

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