If you have some potted plants by your front door or in your garden, why not decorate them for Christmas? Christmas potted plants are such a quick and easy way to add some festive holiday cheer to the outside of your home. It’s as simple as a bow, some lights and some decorations.
I have two urn style pots on either side of my driveway, planted with dwarf murraya. I decided to add some Christmas cheer to this side of the house. Watch the video to see how I did it, or read the tips below.
How to Decorate a Potted Plant for Christmas
How to Tie A Bow Around A Pot Plant
What You’ll Need:
- A potted plant
- Netting or ribbon to tie around – I chose netting as it drains water well if it get’s wet and won’t fade like cotton or linen. It’s 100% nylon netting from Spotlight and is around $3-4 per metre.
- Outdoor lights – I chose a set of 50 solar star lights that were $15 from The Reject Shop
- Decorations of your choice – I chose a silver 4 metre bell garland $2.50 from The Reject Shop
Tips for Decorating Your Pot Plant:
- The netting I bought was 129cm wide so I cut it in half lengthways so my bow wouldn’t be too full. This means you’ll get 2 pieces of netting out of one length.
- For my pots I needed 160cm of netting to tie around the pot and 160cm to make the bow, so a total length of 320cm. Measure your pot to see how much netting you’ll need.
- If using solar lights, place the solar panel in a spot where it will get the most sunlight throughout the day. The great thing about solar lights is they are set and forget – they turn themselves on and off every night.
- If attaching baubles or decorations use wire ties to tie them onto the plant so they will not blow off in the wind.
- Use plastic decorations rather than glass so they won’t smash if they fall off.
I think the red netting really adds a pop of festive colour that can easily be seen from the street. At night, the potted plants truely light up.
Have you got some potted plants that could do with a little Christmas makeover? We’d love to see how you’ve decorated them, and so would our other readers. Please send or tag us in a photo and we will share some on our Facebook page and instagram. Happy decorating.