THE DIRT - Outdoor styling for the holidays

 Holiday Planter Bling   These last few weeks the Adorn elves have been busy spreading holiday cheer to front porches and store fronts all over KC and OKC. We are in the holiday spirit and wanted to share some of our favorite decorating ideas with you to get your outdoor planters ready for the season.  In the picture above we started with a boxwood in each planter and then added festive holiday décor to create our finished look. Our go-to holiday décor for pots is red berries, pine cones and fresh greenery…it’s looking pretty festive right? Round gold and silver ornaments in various sizes and textures are also a fun addition to planters if you want a more elegant look. If you have a wreath or other door decoration you can use coordinating decor as filler in your pots to tie it all together for a cohesive holiday look.  We love fresh evergreen garland! It smells SO good and is SO lush! One of our favorite things is to encircle the top of a planter with it. Word of warning though if using fresh greenery, the downside is that it dries out over time. We recommend spraying the greens with an anti-desiccant product like Wilt-Pruf so the needles will stay on longer and spraying the greenery with water 3 times a week so it stays fresh. It's so beautiful and festive, it's worth the extra effort to keep it pretty, trust us!

Holiday Planter Bling


These last few weeks the Adorn elves have been busy spreading holiday cheer to front porches and store fronts all over KC and OKC. We are in the holiday spirit and wanted to share some of our favorite decorating ideas with you to get your outdoor planters ready for the season.

In the picture above we started with a boxwood in each planter and then added festive holiday décor to create our finished look. Our go-to holiday décor for pots is red berries, pine cones and fresh greenery…it’s looking pretty festive right? Round gold and silver ornaments in various sizes and textures are also a fun addition to planters if you want a more elegant look. If you have a wreath or other door decoration you can use coordinating decor as filler in your pots to tie it all together for a cohesive holiday look.

We love fresh evergreen garland! It smells SO good and is SO lush! One of our favorite things is to encircle the top of a planter with it. Word of warning though if using fresh greenery, the downside is that it dries out over time. We recommend spraying the greens with an anti-desiccant product like Wilt-Pruf so the needles will stay on longer and spraying the greenery with water 3 times a week so it stays fresh. It's so beautiful and festive, it's worth the extra effort to keep it pretty, trust us!

 Holiday Outdoor Styling    Remember the Portlandia “Put a Bird On It” episode? Well, grab yourself 25’ of fresh evergreen garland and put that stuff everywhere! Drape some fresh garland around your mail box and outdoor bench. Add some red pillows and tie an evergreen sprig and pinecone to them with a pretty ribbon. You can secure the garland and pillows with clear fishing line so it doesn’t all blow away in the wind or you can tie a ribbon around it. If you have black lanterns put ornaments or pine cones inside of them and add an evergreen sprig, pine cone and ribbon to the top of each lantern. Speaking of ribbon, we are loving buffalo check ribbon this season. We have used it on our bench pillows, lanterns and wreaths to keep a consistent look. Of course, fresh evergreen wreaths are the perfect welcoming touch for your front door. 

Holiday Outdoor Styling

 
Remember the Portlandia “Put a Bird On It” episode? Well, grab yourself 25’ of fresh evergreen garland and put that stuff everywhere! Drape some fresh garland around your mail box and outdoor bench. Add some red pillows and tie an evergreen sprig and pinecone to them with a pretty ribbon. You can secure the garland and pillows with clear fishing line so it doesn’t all blow away in the wind or you can tie a ribbon around it. If you have black lanterns put ornaments or pine cones inside of them and add an evergreen sprig, pine cone and ribbon to the top of each lantern. Speaking of ribbon, we are loving buffalo check ribbon this season. We have used it on our bench pillows, lanterns and wreaths to keep a consistent look. Of course, fresh evergreen wreaths are the perfect welcoming touch for your front door. 

 Holiday Hostess Gifts    We have just the thing if you are in need of a hostess gift, teacher gift or a little something for the neighbors. We are offering a small Norfolk pine tree in a mint julep cup with a choice of red buffalo check or holiday plaid ribbon. Let us know if we can pot any up for you. They are so festive and sweet, just the perfect thing to put on a kitchen windowsill, in a powder room or anywhere you can use some holiday cheer.

Holiday Hostess Gifts

 
We have just the thing if you are in need of a hostess gift, teacher gift or a little something for the neighbors. We are offering a small Norfolk pine tree in a mint julep cup with a choice of red buffalo check or holiday plaid ribbon. Let us know if we can pot any up for you. They are so festive and sweet, just the perfect thing to put on a kitchen windowsill, in a powder room or anywhere you can use some holiday cheer.

 Adorn Gift Certificates   “Adorn” your loved ones this holiday season! A gift certificate for custom container gardens is the perfect item for your friends and family. The certificates come in any denomination. Just give us a shout if we can help you cross some gifts off your list. 

Adorn Gift Certificates


“Adorn” your loved ones this holiday season! A gift certificate for custom container gardens is the perfect item for your friends and family. The certificates come in any denomination. Just give us a shout if we can help you cross some gifts off your list. 

 Curb Appeal Shout Out!   WE LOVE ALEX! Her fabulous store, The MakeUp Bar, has been THE place to buy make up and skin care products in OKC since 2001. They also offer a full array of aesthetic treatments (We can vouch for their amazing facials). If you need any beauty products for a male or female loved one … run don’t walk to The MakeUp Bar. Alex and her team will hook you up!   We’ve been digging in the dirt at The MakeUp Bar and Alex's home for 4 years. Alex says it best when asked about why she reached out to Adorn. "Oh Lordy, anybody who knows me, knows I can't keep a plastic plant from turning yellow. So when I saw an instagram post about Adorn, I immediately called and inquired! After talking to Elizabeth I felt like she really heard what I was saying and that I needed low maintenance. After she was done with my pots at home they looked so incredible I had her do the pots at The MakeUp Bar. I couldn't stop singing her praises and telling all my friends and clients about her. Adorn is a luxury and sometimes I have to really budget it in, but it is a treat that keeps on giving every time I walk in at home or at work! I will always use and recommend Elizabeth and Adorn."  Awwww thank you Alex! We love you too!  And we love all our friends of Adorn! We thank you all for your interest in container gardening and outdoor decor. We wish you a wonderful holiday season!   Cheers! Elizabeth & Julie

Curb Appeal Shout Out!


WE LOVE ALEX! Her fabulous store, The MakeUp Bar, has been THE place to buy make up and skin care products in OKC since 2001. They also offer a full array of aesthetic treatments (We can vouch for their amazing facials). If you need any beauty products for a male or female loved one … run don’t walk to The MakeUp Bar. Alex and her team will hook you up! 

We’ve been digging in the dirt at The MakeUp Bar and Alex's home for 4 years. Alex says it best when asked about why she reached out to Adorn. "Oh Lordy, anybody who knows me, knows I can't keep a plastic plant from turning yellow. So when I saw an instagram post about Adorn, I immediately called and inquired! After talking to Elizabeth I felt like she really heard what I was saying and that I needed low maintenance. After she was done with my pots at home they looked so incredible I had her do the pots at The MakeUp Bar. I couldn't stop singing her praises and telling all my friends and clients about her. Adorn is a luxury and sometimes I have to really budget it in, but it is a treat that keeps on giving every time I walk in at home or at work! I will always use and recommend Elizabeth and Adorn."

Awwww thank you Alex! We love you too!

And we love all our friends of Adorn! We thank you all for your interest in container gardening and outdoor decor. We wish you a wonderful holiday season! 

Cheers!
Elizabeth & Julie

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