November 12, 2012

Planter Refresh for Winter

Are your fall planters looking like they have seen better days?


After hurricane Sandy and some really cold nights....
we need to freshen up around here.
These pots are old...only 7 years or so. I want them to still look old but brighter so they stand out more against our tan color house.
So here's what I did:
Then I cleaned them up.
I wanted more "chipped paint" spots so I painted them with black paint.
Then I filled the pots with twigs and pine cones 
starting with a vine wreath around the rim.
The twinkle sticks are battery operated and purchased from JoAnn's.
I tied raffia around the wreath and dangled star charms from the bow.
This arrangement should last all winter through.
Looks cute at night.
With natural and artificial twigs I was able to pull off a bright, rustic 
& effortless look for my porch.

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12 comments :

Dawn said...

What a great holiday transformation. I like how you were able to reuse items you already had. Beautiful with the strand of lights.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great makeover and I love the way you filled it!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Looks wonderful!
Tam

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything is looking pretty and festive!

Blondie's Journal said...

I've never seen this method before...Vaseline! How cool. I have to try this in the spring, it is SO cold here!!

XO,
Jane

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Cute indeed! Great job on this one.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Lovely results from a new-to-me technique! I will have to remember this one.

Ido said...

Love the natural look of your arrangements!
XXX
Ido

ImSoVintage said...

Love the new look. They really stand out :)

Leslie Harris said...

Hmmm. Very good tips. My pots need serious attention. Why didn't I think of this? :)
Leslie (aka gwen moss)

Christine Vandormolen said...

Beautiful as always....pinning away your ideas and hoping to have some spare time soon and get to work....greetings from WA

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

Well heck. My planters all need to be Winterized. Now I'm feeling like I better go do it! That looks fantastic. So charming. Wanna do mine?

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