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Red Plaid Winter Container

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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

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  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Dec 6, 2016

    I'm loving the plaid!!!

    • Betsy
      Betsy Urbandale, IA
      on Dec 6, 2016

      Thank you Hillela! It's fun!

  • Maria T Ford
    Maria T Ford Fort Worth, TX
    on Jan 2, 2017

    This is so beautiful, love it. I will surely make one for next year.

    • Betsy
      Betsy Urbandale, IA
      on Jan 4, 2017

      Please be sure to share when you do this next year=what a nice compliment! I am very flattered! Thank you!

  • Lupe Martinez
    Lupe Martinez
    on Jan 2, 2017

    that was beautiful

    • Betsy
      Betsy Urbandale, IA
      on Jan 4, 2017

      Thank you Lupe!!! After feeling a little low today-you just brightened it up with your kind words!

  • Toni Johnson
    Toni Johnson Bethel, MN
    on Jan 4, 2017

    Beautiful and I just love plaid. The big bells are so cool, and the white pine cones are very pretty. I love the whole thing, nicely done, thanks for sharing

    • Betsy
      Betsy Urbandale, IA
      on Jan 4, 2017

      Awe-thank you Toni-you just made my day-thank you for your sweet comment!

  • Betsy
    Betsy Urbandale, IA
    on Jan 4, 2017

    I will be posting what I did with this container-by switching over to a Valentines Theme.

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