Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Exterior Flower Box Arrangement - Welcoming the Holiday Season

Jumping from Halloween into Christmas. Where does time go?!


My house colours lend themselves well to those of a traditional Christmas.
Here is a flower box I purchased at my local thrift and vintage store Pass It On a few seasons ago. You can see the before and after transformation here.


Replacing a summer arrangement with a winter one.
Remove all the wilted and dead plants and shrubs from summer, but leave the hearth. Cut a piece of chicken wire about the size of the opening of the box, but add a few more inches all around. Fit it in the box above the hearth so it bellows upwards. Both the hearth and the chicken wire will help support and secure the branches of the winter arrangement.
Fir and yew greenery cut from our trees and shrubs was the foundation of the arrangement.
I added faux frosted berry branches...

 pine cone blooms...
sparkly branches... 
 sparkly cherries and
red peonies.

Many of my accessories are handmade and recycled from previous years, others are found at second-hand stores and redesigned to suit my needs. A few are purchased new at clearance prices.


Add water to keep the greenery fresh; it will freeze as winter gets colder. This will make the arrangement withstand the brutal winds we often get during wintertime.


A welcoming sight for the holiday season.


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2 comments:

Mrs. D said...

Love seeing your work. The reds look great decorating your house. Merry Christmas dear friend.

The Dusty Victorian said...

Thank you so much Linda.
It's a nice change to decorate the house for a change, as oppose to restoring it :o).
A Merry One to you as well.
xx