Lisa Leonard Designs

handmade project: branches in urns

December 4th | decorating, DIY

i’m sure there are many ways, but here’s how we did it…

1. matty and i gathered armloads of branches from the hills near our home. {so fun!}

2. i placed some branches in the urns and tied them with heavy twine.

3. add more branches to fill in gaps

4. stuff paper grocery bags around the sides to stabilize.

5. cover top with rocks (or moss would be so pretty)

6. string lights and ornaments

7. wait for the sun to go down so you can really enjoy the glow!

18 Responses

  1. so sweet will you come decorate my house!!!

  2. Lisa, it looks absolutely beautiful! Sigh. I wish I had your glorious sense of style!

  3. melissa says:

    simply lovely! your entry way is extremely welcoming!

  4. Lea Culp says:

    How warm and inviting, just like your blog! Holiday Blessings!

  5. Renae Dudley says:

    simply beautiful!! it looks amazing… i could just sit in the rocking chair with a cup of something warm and yummy and just ENJOY my surroundings.

  6. KaraM says:

    I went looking for red & white twine yesterday with no luck! Where did you buy yours?

  7. Lisa Leonard says:

    kara-i found it at ikea of all places!

  8. Jennifer says:


    Your front entrance is BEAUTIFUL and so are your other Christmas decorations that you have shown on your Blog. So cozy and charming!

  9. Michele says:

    I think I could actually do this. I’m craft-challenged, but I might just be able to pull this off. Thanks for sharing more holiday inspiration. I love all of your ideas!

  10. amy says:

    Lisa- you have inspired me to do this tomorrow! Let’s hope the weather cooperates. Love your porch!

  11. Jennifer says:

    LOVE, love your porch!! You are so creative!! :)

  12. Kelly says:

    Really cute! I love how you always include the boys on your fun projects, great way to pass along your creativity!

  13. Great job guys!

    It looks so warm and welcoming.


  14. Suzanne says:

    Yours look so inviting! I have also spray painted mine red:-)

  15. Suzanne says:

    I have done something similar and I keep it inside (all year long). We love the glow in the family room at night!

  16. erin says:

    I love everything about your porch- it’s so warm and inviting! I sent my 2 boys out in the back of our house to find me branches last night, so I could make this! I just need to add lights and ornaments.. thanks for the great idea for us less-creative people! :)

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