Greenery is so expensive—especially for the holidays. Why not DIY your own instead? Here are 9 DIY winter greenery projects.

One of my favorite ways to stretch my Christmas decorating projects is to repurpose and reuse what I already have.

Like greenery.

Remember when I took an ordinary, run-of-the-mill wreath and added eucalyptus and pinecones to it?

Today I’m celebrating projects just like that.

Today is all about ideas for porches and mantels and urns full of greenery.

Today is the last day of the 10 days of Christmas and it’s a good one.

Today is all about making inexpensive greenery look like a million bucks.

Here are 9 DIY winter greenery projects to make your day a little happier.

9 DIY Winter Greenery Projects

1. Pinecone decorating ideas

Here’s a plain pine garland that I added eucalyptus and pinecones to.

But why stop at just one pinecone and idea when you can have 21?

Here are 21 ideas for decorating with pinecones.

2. Easy winter urn greenery

Looking for easy outdoor planters for winter ideas?

Learn how to design budget-friendly beautiful winter outdoor planters.

See the entire project here.

3. DIY winter greenery mantel

Wondering how to decorate your mantel to last you through the season and after Christmas too?

Make your winter mantel decor extra cozy with these easy decorating tips. Layers + textures + greens is the perfect combination.

See the entire mantel DIY here.

4. DIY cedar orange topiaries

These DIY real cedar & orange topiaries are a sustainable and budget-friendly way to decorate for the Christmas season.

Fill your home with the wonderful fragrance of live greenery and save money this holiday by following this easy step-by-step tutorial.

See the entire DIY here.

5. How to decorate with faux winter stems

I love fresh greenery for Christmas.

But sometimes it’s challenging with allergies and needles that drop everywhere. Here are some fun ideas to decorate with faux greenery instead.

See the rest of the ideas and inspiration here.

6. Winter porch decorating with greenery

Here are some easy winter porch decorating tips to quickly turn your entranceway into a festive welcome for the entire winter season.

There’s also the easiest and cutest plaid bow tutorial.

See the rest of the ideas and inspiration here.

7. How to decorate a cozy fireplace

There’s nothing cozier than a fireplace.

Decorate your fireplace for winter with these essentials.

See the rest of the space here.

8. Full and fluffy budget Christmas mantel

Learn how to make your Christmas mantel garland look full and fluffy without breaking your budget.

These easy-to-copy ideas show you how to get height and volume starting with an inexpensive garland.

See how to decorate this mantel here.

9. DIY rustic Christmas mantel

Do you have a mantel that you need help decorating for the holidays?

Check out these easy layering tips for how to add the best greenery, statement pieces, and rustic accents to your mantel or fireplace.

See the rest of the Christmas mantel here.

One last tip for Chrstmas greenery.

This is a plain ordinary wreath that I added fresh magnolia to. I just clipped it from the yard and tucked it into the wreath. It dried in place and I kept it fresh by misting it occasionally.

It’s been so much fun decorating with you for Christmas.

Thank you so much for joining me for the 10 days of Christmas.

And now?

Stay tuned. I’ve been busy with new projects and decorating ideas and the CUTEST cozy outfits for winter.

Here’s to celebrating every minute this holiday season.

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Time flies when you're having fun. You are just the best. Thank you for all the beautiful wonderful holiday ideas. But you do this on normal days too, so thank you again.

  2. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Oh all of this is soooo inspirational. Really working on changing my Grinch attitude - thank you, keep these ideas coming, KA!!

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