A winter container with fresh greens and colorful accents is a great antidote for the cold and dreary weather. You can build your own beautiful arrangements with a variety of materials you can find at Lurvey Home & Garden, or from plants growing in your garden! If you’re having trouble getting started or would like to learn more from experts, we also have workshops that will help you learn how to construct your perfect winter container. Either way, a winter container will bring color and holiday aesthetic to your outdoor living space. 

If you’re looking for a DIY project, here are five tips to help you create your own festive winter container:

1. Make sure your container is heavy enough. 

After selecting a container, fill it with topsoil or sand to give it weight and keep your container from blowing over.

2. Your container is already frozen? There’s a quick fix! 

Lay a branch horizontally on top of the soil and continue to lay branches by tucking or weaving the ends of the stems under each other. Keep going until your container is full and there is at least 6" of an evergreen grid. Now you can insert upright accents that will stay secure in the grid.

3. Make sure to use a variety of greens! 

When you start building your container, mix it up by including Spruce, Juniper, Pine, and Fir. These fresh greens add texture and depth to your design. 

4. Mix it up. 

Mix in bare branches Braches like Red Twig Dogwood or Curly Willow can add a great touch of holiday color. Bare branches are also a great filler. Birch logs give a woodsy, textured look, while Curly Willow is more artistic.  

5. Don’t Forget to Make it Your Own.

There are many ways to add your own signature look to a winter container. Pinecones are the first accent that we usually think of, but they are not the only possibility. Experiment with ribbons, lotus pods, berries, and more until you get just the right look for your container.

Winter doesn’t mean that gardening has to end. You can still exercise your green thumb by putting together a beautiful winter container arrangement. Stop by Lurvey Home & Garden where we have all the materials you need to create a beautiful winter container. Don’t forget about our winter container workshops, where you can get help and inspiration from our experts. From all of us here at Lurvey, we want to wish you a happy holiday season!