How to Create This Perfect Pine and Spruce Outdoor Winter Planter Idea

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Whether you live in a warmer climate or not, one thing is for sure: winter is coming! And what better way to show your winter spirit than with this beautiful pine and spruce outdoor winter planter idea?

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Let's get started creating this gorgeous décor piece for your front porch.

Planter filled with dirt

1. Fill a planter with dirt

For my winter planter, I recycled a planter from the summertime. It was already filled with dirt so that was perfect to hold my greens in place. 

Pine branches

2. Add your greenery

I used the same planting formula I use when I'm doing my summer planters which is thriller, filler, and spiller. 

Adding pine branches to the planter

First, I used common Pine as my spiller. It’s very flowy so will go over the edges of the planter nicely. 

Adding spruce branches to the planter

Once I had the pine in place, I started adding some different spruces to give it some height in the middle. 

Adding juniper to the planter

When all of the spruce was filled in, I added a few sprigs of juniper with some pretty blue berries.

Gluing a branch to a large pinecone

3. Prepare and add your pinecones

Next, I went back inside (it was cold!) and I took some large pinecones that I had, as well as a sturdy stick from my yard, and I hot glued the stick to the pinecones. I made enough pinecone sticks to add several to my planter.

Adding red winter berries to the planter

4. Add winter berries

To give the winter planter a festive look, I added some red winter berries. I added a few sprigs right in the middle.

Securing a bow with a pipe cleaner

5. Make a bow

I had some pretty ribbon so I made a really simple bow to add to the planter. I just made five loops, and then secured them with a pipe cleaner at the bottom.

Branches spray painted in copper

6. Spray paint branches

To give them one more festive touch, I grabbed some branches from my yard and gave them a coat of copper spray paint.  

String lights added to winter planter

7. Add string lights

While I was waiting for the branches to dry, I added a string of lights to my winter planter. 

Winter planter designs

8. End by adding your painted branches

Finally, I popped in the branches to finish it all off. 

Winter planter with spruce, pine and pinecones

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Here's my finished winter planter. It was so easy to create!

I absolutely love that I found a natural way to add some greenery and character to my front porch and it really brings the spirit of the season right up to my doorstep.

I hope you follow these step-by-step instructions to create the perfect pine and spruce outdoor winter planter for your entrance.

I would love to hear what you thought of this outdoor winter planter idea!

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  • Shari Howard Shari Howard on Dec 03, 2023

    How long will this planters greens last? Do I water?

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