Do you think you have to spend tons of money or hire a professional floral designer to make porch pots for your holiday entryway?
Not at all!
Porch pots are VERY easy to make and today I am going to show you the absolute easiest and quickest way to throw one together.
It takes less than 10 minutes to make and is based on 3 items you can find at the local grocery store or big box store.
1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . that's it!
And if that's not enough, this porch pot will take you well past the holiday season and will continue to look seasonally appropriate well into the new year.
I've been known to leave my porch pots on the porch until at least Valentine's Day.
About Holiday Porch Pots
Some of my most popular articles for the holiday season are my porch pot tutorials. By far.
So if you are looking for more porch pot inspiration and maybe a few that are a little more involved, you can find tutorials for all my Holiday Porch Pots HERE.
How To Make An Incredibly Easy Winter Porch Pot
- 18"-20" Grapevine Wreath
- 22" Live Greens Wreath (normally $5 - $10 this time of year)
- Pinecones (plain or scented, it doesn't matter)
- Urn or Planter
Oops, I told you there were 3 items needed to make it and I listed 4. I am assuming you already have an urn or planter on your porch left over from the summer or fall plantings though.
Time needed: 10 minutes
EASY Outdoor Christmas Planters
- Cut Off Your Mums
If you still have mums or other fall plants in your urns cut them off at ground level.
If you are starting with empty urns you can fill them with inexpensive potting soil or garden dirt. (you aren't planting anything, so it's just to fill up the dead space in the urns).
- Grapevine Wreath
Place your grapevine wreath on top of the urn. Wearing a festive plaid shirt is not mandatory, but it does get you in the mood.
- Fresh Greenery Wreath
Remove the hideously red bow from the wreath (they always seem to come with a bright red plastic bow) and place the greenery wreath face up on top of the grapevine wreath.
- Pine Cones
Take the bag of pine cones and empty it into the middle of the wreaths.
Depending on how full you want this to look and how big a bag of pine cones you bought, you may need two bags. I'm using just one Jo-Ann Fabrics-sized bag in this tutorial.
- That's It
You have now completed a very simple porch urn. It gives you a festive winter look without a lot of fuss!
2023 Holiday Porch Tour
Normally I participate in a yearly holiday porch decor tour hosted by Amy at Atta Girl Says. A bunch of us bloggers all show you how we've decorated our porches for the holidays in hopes it will inspire you when decorating your own porch.
By the way, you can find all my various versions of my Front Porch Christmas Decor over the years HERE. Warning - sometimes I let the joy of the season overtake all standard decorating "rules" and things get a little over the top.
I always LOVE to do that post. But sadly, this year the whole decorating the porch thing hasn't happened at my home yet. So if you are looking for some beautiful holiday porches to look at over the weekend, head over to the porch tour starting at Amy's house.
Frequently Asked Questions
You do not water these porch pots. Nothing is "planted" in the dirt, so no need to water them.
In most of my other winter porch planters I make you will water them one time when you initially make them and then maybe once during the winter after that. Again, nothing is actually growing in those porch pots either, it's more to give the cut branches a drink during the winter and the frozen water also helps to keep the branches in place in blustery winter weather.
Yes, you most certainly can! I buy a bag or two each year and at the end of the season put them in grocery bags and store them away for next year. After 4-5 years they'll get a little beaten up from being outside so just toss them at that point.
I'm partial to my winter porch pots planted in a wooden peach basket. There's just something about the rusticness of the peach basket (similar to a bushel basket) and the simplicity of the pine boughs that make it pretty much perfect in my eyes for the holidays. A nice blend of casual and festive.