How to Decorate Outdoor Planters for Christmas

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Even your outdoor planters can be decorated to spread holiday cheer around Christmastime. Decorate outdoor planters for Christmas with help from an author, magazine editor and lifestyle expert in this free video clip.

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HI, I'm Colleen Mullaney for ColleenMullaney.com, and you know, with the holidays approaching, I love to fill my outdoor planters with evergreens to greet my holiday guests. It's a great touch of seasonal color, and it's really easy to do. Just empty out your planters, and you either go around your yard and get evergreens, or you can go to your local nursery and fill up a couple of bundles. And, what I've done here is I've just started with the base, I started with a base of evergreens. Just kind of, you know, make sure it's even. And, just snip along as you go. And, you know, I love to use a variety of different greens. So, these are great juniper branches that I have on top of my Aborvitaes and my cedars. I love the berries, they're so beautiful, they add a little pop of color and also texture. There we go. And again, just keep on filling it up as you go. There we are. And, I love, you know, the touches of yellow, the light greens, the dark greens. It all makes it really interesting, and it's really great seasonal color. And then, once you have your base started, start coming up into your planter. And, to do that, I have some ivy that I've picked from my backyard, and it has the berries on it. I love this for the holidays. It's so fresh - the color - and it's so interesting. Here we go. Oh, it looks so great. And, I have some Boxwood as well. I love Boxwood. It's such a great seasonal green. Great. Kind of screams "holiday." There we go. And then, on top of this, I have some, just little cedar sprigs that I'll put around. But also, my neighbor has a Magnolia bush, so I have some Magnolia branches, and I love - look at these, aren't they gorgeous? And, look at the brown underneath. So, it really adds a great visual pop. I'm going to just stick a couple of these right in the middle. There we go. Now, this year I decided not to do big bows on my planters, but to do something a little different. So, I found this grapevine orb at the craft store, and I've actually coated it with glitter spray, because you need a little sparkle in your holiday. So, I'm just going to place it right here in the middle of the magnolia leaves, just like that. Look how beautiful! Your planter is ready for the holidays. Thanks for watching. I'm Colleen Mullaney.

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