Garden, balcony and terrace, that is, the outdoor areas of your home , should not be neglected in the Christmas decorations, of course. After all, it’s a nice thing to come home after a long day of work and already outside in a wonderful Christmas mood. You emptied all your flower boxes in the fall and put them in the shed? Why, when you are perfect to create for the Christmas season? Today we would like to introduce you to beautiful Christmas decorations in flower boxes that you can quickly and easily copy. No matter whether flower box made of wood, plastic or another winter-proof material – dreamlike eye-catchers are guaranteed!
Have you perhaps even already planted some evergreen plants in your boxes, but somehow the whole thing still seems a little too boring? Just add some typical Christmas decorations like Christmas tree baubles and fairy lights and the box will radiate a completely different atmosphere. What should you consider when decorating outside flower boxes for Christmas?
Table of contents
- Christmas decoration in the flower box – how to design?
- Artificial Christmas decoration in the flower box
- Christmas decoration for balcony, terrace and window – inspirations for Christmas boxes
Christmas decoration in the flower box – How to design?
The box and the potting soil
If you want to decorate flower boxes for Christmas, you do not need to specially prepare the boxes. You do not need to replace the soil, nor completely remove the old plants. In fact, the roots of the old plants that remain in the soil will ensure that all the elements you put in later are well fixed. So just cut back the plants to the surface of the soil.
In winter and at Christmas time, fir greenery looks particularly pretty in balcony boxes or flower boxes – as well as in Advent wreaths, Christmas bouquets or Christmas trees. This typical Christmas element may not be missing as a Christmas decoration in the flower box and exactly with it you also start with the design. Very suitable are branches of balsam fir, Fraser fir, white pine, red pine and spruce tips. Of course, these are just suggestions and you can also use any other type of evergreen branches that you like.
Very pretty will also look arrangement with Christmas decorations for balcony boxes, if you combine branches of different shades of green for Christmas decoration in the flower box. Start by sticking some branches upright into the ground in the middle area. Then, in front of that, create a row of shorter branches and those that hang forward beyond the edge of the box. Then, at the very back, you can arrange some more taller branches. This will give you an even arrangement.
If the box is not hanging in front of the window, but, for example, on a railing where it is viewed from all sides, there is no foreground and background. Then you will also start pinning in the middle, but the elements will then become lower on all sides. So: arrange lengthwise in the middle the long and upright branches and around them the low or hanging ones.
Set accents with colors and structures
Since only green can look a bit boring, you can now set some accents with the help of branches. It’s best to choose ones that provide a color contrast, such as the red branches of dogwood, the interesting twigs of corkscrew willow or birch branches. Of course, you can also spray or paint branches yourself in an accent color of your choice (gold or silver, for example). Don’t go overboard with the amount. Just tuck a few twigs here and there among the fir greenery. These are the high accents for the background (or for the middle area if on a railing).
Now you’ll also need some accents for the front areas, which you’ll also tuck into the ground between the fir branches. For example, how about magnolia, silver-green eucalyptus, branches of red eucalyptus or boxwood as Christmas decorations for outside?
Last elements as Christmas decoration in the flower box.
In principle, you have created a relatively neutral winter decoration in the flower box. Now you can get creative and start with the actual Christmas decoration. For example, the long branches can be wrapped with a small LED light chain . Or you can spread a string of lights on the flower box and over the whole arrangement. Very popular are also bows, which you can hang down from the box. Between the branches again distribute Christmas tree balls, pine cones, bells, stars and even fruits such as apples and tangerines or whatever else you like.
Artificial Christmas decoration in the flower box
Just as you can create a Christmas decoration in the flower box with fresh plants, you can of course do the same with artificial elements. In this case, you even have a much wider choice, which is durable to boot. For example, you can include the beautiful poinsettia, which as a cut flower would otherwise quickly wither and freeze planted.
Christmas decoration for balcony, terrace and window – inspirations for Christmas boxes.
Flower box in front of the windowsill decorate for Christmas
Decorate flower box for Christmas completely with baubles
Fruits for flower box as decoration for Christmas
Simple, yet Christmassy
Colorful arrangement with snow
Fir greenery and large Christmas baubles
Combine planted small trees in the box with fairy lights and Christmas baubles
Evergreen little tree and silver baubles
Christmas decoration for flower boxes with artificial plants, branches and bow
Fir tree top and pine cones
Flower box winter decoration for Christmas additionally decorate with matching elements
Christmas decoration outside combine with flower box