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.
If you are looking for more ideas for winter or the upcoming holidays-
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Dawn
November 13, 2012 12:07 am

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
November 13, 2012 12:52 am

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

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy
November 13, 2012 1:17 am

Looks wonderful!Tam

Shabby chic Sandy
November 13, 2012 1:22 am

Everything is looking pretty and festive!

Blondie's Journal
November 13, 2012 2:05 am

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
November 13, 2012 12:15 pm

Cute indeed! Great job on this one.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls

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

Ido
Ido
November 13, 2012 7:48 pm

Love the natural look of your arrangements!XXXIdo

ImSoVintage
November 14, 2012 3:33 am

Love the new look. They really stand out 🙂

Leslie Harris
November 14, 2012 5:14 pm

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

Christine Vandormolen
November 14, 2012 5:15 pm

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!
November 15, 2012 9:45 pm

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?