Seashell Winter Planters are a great, natural way to brighten up the outdoors around your home through those long winter months!
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Seashell Winter Planters
Using seashells collected over the years, pine & holly branches from around the yard – this DIY decorating idea is also budget-friendly being absolutely free!
Let those sweet seashells bring reminders of the fabulous Summer to come.
I love a good, resourceful DIY and this is one showcases seashells we have collected as a family as well as having the added benefit of costing zero dollars to make!
It is a fun way to spend some time outdoors and make something pretty to greet you every time you walk through the front door.
We already had two concrete planters given to us from Eric’s mom, Linda, a while ago, and they have scallop shells on them so it echos the seashell/ocean theme.
I mentioned these on my Instagram feed below a while back and I am so glad to finally share them here on the blog!
Below is a collage showing the process of putting together these Seashell Winter Planters which involves gathering branches from our holly and pine trees which needed some pruning.
We then cleared the dead Fall plants in our concrete planters and stuck the larger pine tree branches in the soil, making a "fan" arrangement.
We arranged the remaining holly branches sticking in the soil and laying across to cover the soil.
Lastly, we stuck the seashells in the branches evenly and centered across the front edge.
Special thanks to my husband Eric for doing the pruning for this post!
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Nina McClain says
These are really pretty! I would have never thought to put seashells in a planter.
Hi Nina, Thank you so much, I am glad you like them, it’s nice to integrate these little keepsakes into seasonal decor 🙂 Thank you for visiting!
What a lovely idea for planters. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Izabela!
Nature is the best decor. I love your use of greenery–you’re lucky to have access to it. In texas we are reduced to collecting saprophytic mistletoe. Haha. To Hobby Lobby we go! 😉
I agree, natural decor always looks so classy AND classic – not to mention biodegradable! Thank you for visiting and your comment!
Christia Colquitt says
Great way to brighten the deadness of winter!
Yes Christia, I feel like anything to “get though” these cold, bleak winter months is welcome! Thank you for visiting and commenting!
Star Traci says
I love this! I am a beach girl and love it as much in the winter as I do the summer Bringing those shells into the winter garden is really pretty. And yay for hubby for making it all nice!
Hi Star, thank you so much, we are a beach-loving family as well and this is a way to bring out those seashells we collect every time we go to the beach. Yeah, Eric is great with helping me with all my little “projects”! Have a great day!
What a great idea!!! – We can do so many things with those. But this is great!
Thank you so much Tayrina!
What a cute idea! I never would have thought of doing this!
Hi Susannah, I am so glad you like this!
Monroe Bishop says
Such lovely plants and sea shells. Personally I do not have a green thumb but I admire those that do … love it