- An urn (unfortunately mine has seen better days)
- A container that fits inside the urn
- A plastic bag that fits inside the container
- Cuttings of your choosing. I chose: 1 bunch of magnolia leaves, 1 bunch of red berries, 2 bunches of cedar and 1 bunch of red dogwood twigs.
Line the container with the plastic bag. This keeps the sand from falling out of the drainage holes at the bottom of the container. Fill the bag with sand. My sand was slightly damp, which made it about the consistency of brown sugar. I actually think this helped, because the sand was heavy and seemed to really hold the cuttings in well.
Place the sand filled container into the urn and start sticking cuttings in. Trim the cuttings if they are too long. I started in the center with some of my taller material (magnolias and berries)...
...then i filled in, all around the perimeter of the pot with cedar...
...then i added some dogwood to give it extra height, et voila!
I also put out the Christmas lights, and changed the wreath. Now i just need some fresh white snow.