OK, so I’m not a crafter, and I’m not usually a successful Do-It-Yourselfer either, but I thought it would be fun to try my hand at an outdoor Christmas decoration. More often than not, my DIYs are on par with Pintrest Fails. I thought I’d give myself a project just for the sake of this blog! I will let you be the judge whether or not this is successful or another Pintrest Fail.
And just so you know, this is my second go at doing this Christmas decoration. My first try ended in tears and frustration. I was feeling quite stressed that night because I was trying to get the outdoor Christmas decoration done, my homework done and get the house clean and ready to receive my guests after a full day’s work. So, I was having a meltdown over the stress I was feeling, not the unsuccessful planter. So, I decided to put the project aside for a while and try again later.
Alas, today I gave it a second go and voilà, here are my results!
Here is what you’ll need to re-create this Outdoor Christmas Decoration:
One large outdoor container filled with soil
3 Birch Sticks
1 bunch of red dogwood
many pine branches
6 artificial branches of red berries
1 big bow (extra points for finding one with battery-powered lights)
Here is how to put the outdoor Christmas decoration together:
Step 1: Arrange the birch sticks & dogwood.
Step 2. Insert Pine branches around the arrangement.
Step 3. Add the finishing touches such as red berries and a big bow.
My art teacher’s favorite line is “red sells”, meaning his paintings with an even just a dash of red would sell over his other paintings. Interesting fact! So, that’s why I put in some red berries and dogwood, although, they are also classic Christmas colours too!
So, in my opinion, it’s not a Pintrest Fail (hooray), however, here is what I would do different. I would make my birch sticks a bit longer, unfortunately, I cut them too short. I would also buy a much bigger bow. it kind gets lost in the planter. Overall, I’m happy with how my outdoor Christmas decoration turned out and it was pretty easy after all.