Outdoor Winter Planter Ideas

4 Materials
30 Minutes

This quick project is the perfect way to celebrate winter and bring the season to your doorstep.

Today I'm going to show you some nice outdoor winter planter ideas for your front porch using fresh greenery. 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. 

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

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

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

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

Next I went back inside (it was cold!) and I took some large pine cones 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Here's my finished winter planter. It was so easy to create this winter planter design and I hope you enjoyed these outdoor winter planter ideas as much as I do. 

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  • J.V.J. J.V.J. on Feb 22, 2022

    Beautiful! ! I love it.

  • Deanna Deanna on Feb 23, 2022

    I done something similar and used the Merry Christmas signs, pokers you poke in to the yard along with snowman ones. It was fun and pretty! Glad the idea is now out there! Fun!