Last year, I got the idea of using a red plaid theme for my winter container from a wreath that I bought at Michaels. I bought the wreath on sale, and used the plaid flowers from the wreath to add to my container. So much fun when you have a theme to work with and can save money at the same time!
I first started by adding wet floral foam to the bottom of the container. The foam made it easier to stick in the faux berries, twigs, greenery, and logs. Also, the foam kept the greenery fresher to last through the winter.
The next step was the fun part-adding the accessories! I used red plaid from a wreath, faux berries, and white pine cones that I had on hand. I like to repurpose anything that I have already at home or can find on sale!
I made sure that all the ornaments balance out the container with ornaments in front, the sides, top and bottom! I love using ornaments that can hang from the branches. Also, using large and small ornaments helps with the balance.
I kept the red plaid theme going by using the plaid ribbon from the pine cones to match with the plaid flowers.
It was great to be able to reuse my Christmas ornaments-like these rustic bells that I have had for years! The bow came from a wreath that I found on sale at Michaels! The white bells really made the container pop!
Materials I used for this project:
- Birch logs, greenery, bows, painted red twigs, faux berries, white bells, pinecones