I like to change things up during the holidays, so I usually have a mish mosh of different things in my holiday stash. Various flower stems, decorations, antique items, etc. I thought I’d pull out my dirty rusting Red Flyer wagon and do something different on my porch this year, and this is what I came up with.
I started with my red wagon, and just built up some height with an old flower pot,and a 12′ in tall green tree with a weighted base.
I wrapped this light green burlap around the tree base, and tucked another tree in a burlap bag I bought at Target for $3, and stuck a little burlap tree I had in the middle. Later on, I ended up switching these around. The Wish sign also ended up getting nixed, it was a slightly different color red, looked a little strange. (So, I guess it wasn’t all found items after all!)
I had some extra garland that I wasn’t using, so I tucked that in the base of the wagon. I used a garland sprayed gold, and an extra pine garland. After I got these in there, I tucked a strand of LED lights I had purchased last year 75% off. I also found a white wooden star that I usually use for the Fourth of July, and stuck that in the back, along with a metal Santa that used to be on a stake for the yard. This is an excellent way to find items to add to your decor, just take yard ornaments off their stakes! Also, because it’s just for a month or so of display time, I like to make it easy to take apart, so i’ll use bricks, and rocks to weight things down. I wedged this star between two bricks to get it to stand in the back. It’s important to get some height in the back to make an impact.
Just adding a few pine picks with a different kind of leaves can help add some dimension to your container. I had three cypress picks with pine cones and they added some texture in the front. I had some antiqued chenille candy canes that I decided not to use inside this year, and I added those around to help hide the lights. Then, I wired on three bows. One to each of the trees, then one to the side of the wagon. Any ribbon would work, even tying raffia or jute would be adorable. Lastly, a few items I bought at the Dollar Spot in Target this year. The metal sign, and the snowflake covered jar.
I hope this inspires you to view some stuff out of your Christmas stash a little differently this year!