How to make an outdoor Christmas candle planter for porches and entryways.
Yesterday – we woke up to a surprise here in Pennsylvania – it was snowing – not just a dusting, but a few inches. When I looked out my front door it reminded me of this Christmas card. Everything was white, a bit grey, and glistening.
It got me to thinking – perfect photo-op for one of the projects I had planned on posting over the next few weeks.
I could not let the scene pass me by, so I got out of my pj’s and got all bundled up to go outside in the snow and cold to transform the empty planter on my front step into something a bit more festive for the season – a Christmas candle planter.
Nothing is prettier than candles in the snow.
I simply stuck a glass hurricane I had picked up at the thrift store for $1.90 and a candle on top of the dirt that was still in the planter.
I then cut a few sprigs of boxwood from my yard and poked them into the dirt and snow. To make it even easier to create – place a wreath over the hurricane instead of taking the time to cut boxwood or pine.
No power tools or DIY skills needed. It took me about 10 minutes. The only thing I will remember next time – wear gloves with the finger tips cut off. Easier when working on detailed things out in the freezing cold.
I am a big fan of using candles especially around the holidays – all types and lots of them. I have posted about a few of them – my favorite are Kosta Boda snowballs that I line up on my window sill every Christmas. You can read about them here – My Favorite Christmas Decoration.
Last year I used green candles that I bought at the Pottery Barn outlet. They look beautiful with a mirror that I made over and silver accents. Do you use candles to decorate your house for the holidays? What colors and types do you use?
Looking for more festive ideas? Don’t miss seeing all my holiday decorating ideas.