Making Your Neighbours Jealous is Easy with Our DIY Porch Pots! - Georgina Garden Centre

Making Your Neighbours Jealous is Easy with Our DIY Porch Pots!

It's that time of year when everyone is watching the decorations slowly start to creep outside in Keswick, and we don't want you to be out-dazzled by anyone this holiday season. In this timely blog, we'll show you how to make the best porch pots any of your neighbours have ever seen! 


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When most people think about holiday decorating, porch pots don't always come to mind. With the right inspiration, though, they can be the perfect way to spruce up your outdoor space, welcome your friends and family home over the holidays, and—of course—make your neighbours jealous of your supreme style. Let the competition begin! 


DIY Porch Pot Basics

Before diving into creating your stylish containers, let’s gather some supplies. You'll need the following:

  • Containers: All great porch pots need pots, so come visit us to round up some winter-friendly outdoor pottery choices. 
  • Potting Mix: Choose a high-quality, well-draining potting mix suitable for the plants you plan on using. You can also use sand if soil is not handy.
  • Greenery and Foliage: Gather your best greens, such as pine boughs, cedar, and holly, along with seasonal foliage like eucalyptus, magnolia leaves, and colourful twigs.
  • Focal Points: To add some extra visual interest to your porch pots, select focal point items like large ornaments, pine cones, bows, or even a small evergreen tree.
  • Lights: String lights or battery-operated LED lights add a magical glow to your display, making them a must-have if you want your arrangement to be an absolute show-stopper!

  • DIY Porch Pot Ideas

    Now that you've gathered your materials, let's get into the fun stuff: designing your porch pot display! Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

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    Classic Evergreen Elegance: Start with a base of festive evergreen branches like pine or cedar. Fill the pot, making sure to have a balanced shape, and then add in pine cones and red bows for an easy, classic holiday look.

    Winter Wonderland: Create a winter wonderland theme by using white lights and a mix of greenery like white pine branches and frosted eucalyptus leaves. Add silver or blue ornaments for an icy touch!

    Rustic Charm: For a cozy, rustic vibe, use wooden or wicker containers and include some farmhouse elements such as birch logs, red berries, and plaid ribbons. You can even add a burlap bow for an extra touch of seasonal charm.

    Natural Simplicity: Celebrate the simple beauty of our world by embracing natural elements. Opt for minimal greenery, such as magnolia leaves, and add pinecones and a faux bird's nest to create a down-to-earth porch pot design.


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    Container Gardening Tips

    Here are a few more design tips to help your porch pot arrangement really pop this year!

    • Layer for Depth: Layering your greenery and other decorative elements gives your porch pots depth and visual interest, helping your neighbours spot them from across the road. Start with tall branches or twigs in the centre, and work your way outward with shorter accents.
    • Balance and Symmetry: Ensure your porch pots have a balanced appearance by mirroring the placement of decorations on both sides to create a pleasing, symmetrical look.
    • Fill the Gaps: Don't leave any bare spots in your porch pots. Fill in gaps with smaller elements such as pine cones, ornaments, branches, or berried twigs to give them a sense of seasonal bounty. This is also an easy way to start redecorating houseplants in winter.
    • Consider Height: Vary the heights of the decorative items in your porch pots to create a more dynamic and eye-catching display.


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    Front Porch Decorating

    According to Feng Shui, the entryway of your home is very special, acting like a sacred passageway between the outer world and the inner sanctuary of your home. Flanking your front door with seasonal porch pots creates a kind of beauty and magic that welcomes you every time you come home, making our long, cold winters just a bit more bearable! To make your entryway that much more magical, spruce up your door with a matching wreath, some twinkling lights, and a live evergreen garland wrapped around any railings or porch beams. 

    The holiday season brings the best opportunities to get creative, so embrace that do-it-yourself holiday spirit, and start crafting your own DIY porch pots to transform the front of your home into a beacon of holiday magic and joy this year! For more great design ideas or to stock up on tools and supplies, come visit us at Georgina Garden Centre today! 

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