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Front Porch Planters Ideas for Winter

Now that all the Christmas Decor is put away, things can look a little empty around the porch.

Here are my Free Front Porch Planters Ideas for Winter using foraged natural elements. You can hunt and gather all the items to make your planters look great for winter without spending any money.

I wanted a snowy winter feel for my front porch but didn’t want to use any of my Christmas trees. The solution is to add a little faux snow to the natural elements and I’m loving the new look. If you want to add faux snow, you can see the DIY tutorial here.

Supplies for Winter Porch Planters

If possible, you will want to use foraged supplies to fill your porch planters. If you don’t have these supplies freely available, you may have a friend or family member who will let you hunt and gather your supplies.

I foraged all my supplies except the spackle but I found some great deals if you need to purchase.

  • Twigs or sticks
  • Pinecones – Here is variety of sizes.
  • Grapevine or Grapevine Wreath – I found these two at a great price.
  • Fresh Cut Greenery – Boxwood, Rosemary, Pine are best. Options – Magnolia, Nandina, Cedar.
  • Planters – If you like a DIY project try this one. If not, see this ready to purchase option.
  • Light Weight Spackle – Optional

Porch Planters

We made our porch faux galvanized planters this past fall and I’m loving the height of them. You can see how we made the planter’s here.

Any size planter will work for this arrangement.

Front Porch Planter Ideas for Winter

Begin by gathering your supplies. If you want to add the faux snow to the pine cones and the twigs, do this ahead of time to allow for drying.

Once all your supplies are ready, add a grapevine wreath or pieces of grapevine around the top of your planter.

For this front porch planter idea, fill 2 to 3 tin cans full of your greenery. If you are using magnolia or other large leaf greenery, you may need a larger container to hold the stems steady.

Next, place them in the planters toward the back side, with the taller pieces of greenery at the back.

Then, add twigs randomly to the greenery to fill in the space. Arrange until the area is basically full.

Finally, place pine cones at the front of the planter in front of the greenery and along the edge of the grapevine. If necessary, add filler or extra pinecones underneath to keep the pinecones above the grapevine level.

My winter porch planters arrangement is inspired by the snowy grapevine wreath I used at Christmas. I combined the snowy wreaths with a twig wreath by using twist ties to connect them. This adds more volume to balance out the planters.

Easy Winter Porch Planters

This front porch planter idea only took a few minutes to arrange and all the supplies were easily found. This is an inexpensive way to update your porch for winter.

I love how the snowy wreath and twigs work with the DIY Shutter’s we added this past fall.

Final Touches

The front porch planter ideas needed a few final touches so I added this vintage sled, additional snowy pinecones and a cute snowman!

I hope you like this Front Porch Planters Ideas for Winter. You can see more details about the rug here and the address sign here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 9th of January 2022

Your winter porch looks amazing Rachel!


Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Thanks Kim.


Thursday 6th of January 2022

This is so beautiful, Rachel, and I can't get over the snow on the pinecones. It looks so real! I definitely need to try that technique too. Thanks for all the great tips. Hugs, CoCo


Thursday 6th of January 2022

CoCo, It's the easiest and long lasting way to add faux snow. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday 5th of January 2022

Looks awesome! Love the porch pots and everything.


Thursday 6th of January 2022

Debbie, I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday 5th of January 2022

I love decor that is free! You can do so much with things found outside in the yard. Everything looks beautiful. I love the vintage ties everything together!


Thursday 6th of January 2022

Rachel, I'm so glad you like this simple idea. I had put the sled away and pulled it back out at the last moment. So glad you stopped by.


Tuesday 4th of January 2022

Your new site is so zippy Rachel and the images are so sharp. Loved the video too!


Thursday 6th of January 2022

Ann, I'm so glad you like it.