How to Make an Outdoor Holiday Display

Use some of your empty flower containers to create a warm and inviting outdoor display.

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How to Make an Outdoor Holiday Display
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Start with a simple cast-concrete urn with classic lines. An urn is not  your only choice. Any empty flower containers will work! Just make sure your vessel is weather proof and durable.

Start with a simple cast-concrete urn with classic lines. An urn is not your only choice. Any empty flower containers will work! Just make sure your vessel is weather proof and durable.

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Gather or purchase a selection of fresh greenery, such as evergreen branches. Take advantage of as much of the surrounding nature as possible. Check your backyard before heading to the store!

Gather or purchase a selection of fresh greenery, such as evergreen branches. Take advantage of as much of the surrounding nature as possible. Check your backyard before heading to the store!

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Always, always, always start with the edges of the display. This will give the display a solid base upon which you may elaborate.

Always, always, always start with the edges of the display. This will give the display a solid base upon which you may elaborate.

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Construct a simple evergreen wreath, layering the branches around the perimeter of the urn.

Construct a simple evergreen wreath, layering the branches around the perimeter of the urn.

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If readily available, clip a few sprigs of boxwood and layer them into the display at will.

If readily available, clip a few sprigs of boxwood and layer them into the display at will.

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Place a candle in the center of your display. Around the candle, place extra Christmas ornaments you are not using indoors.

Place a candle in the center of your display. Around the candle, place extra Christmas ornaments you are not using indoors.

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Flameless candles are on the rise! While you may prefer real candles, a real flame and outdoor elements do not mix well. Flameless candles are becoming more well-made and realistic in appearance.

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Encapsulate the candle and ornaments with a glass vase or similar protectant.

Encapsulate the candle and ornaments with a glass vase or similar protectant.

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Search through your extra items for anything that isn't being used. Perhaps you have a spare galvanized item or an unemployed vase. Anything will work as long as it is weather worthy!

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This centerpiece is quite multifaceted: it can easily be employed by both rustic and elegant Christmas decorators just by switching a few elements. Choose whichever fits your design aesthetic best.

This centerpiece is quite multifaceted: it can easily be employed by both rustic and elegant Christmas decorators just by switching a few elements. Choose whichever fits your design aesthetic best.

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