Quick and easy spring porch pot inspiration for transforming your tired winter pots to beautiful spring porch decor. A great front porch decorating idea on a budget!
I decided to give my porch pot a little refresh for spring. Because it's the 1st day of spring and all. Yippee!!!
I'm all about using what you have and not spending a zillion dollars on something you're just going to change out in a few weeks, so instead of buying all new stuff for spring (who's got the time or money for that), I mostly worked with what I had or what I could buy for a few bucks.
Now, the last time you saw my porch pot it looked very festive for the holidays.
Holiday Porch Pot
Ho ho ho!
I continued to keep the greens in my porch pot through the rest of the winter, since I don't like to have absolutely NOTHING on my porch after the holidays.
Winter is dreary enough without a bare front porch.
Winter Porch Pot
And actually the greens normally hold up really well until mid-February and only then slowly start to brown up a bit.
To be fair to them, I hadn't added any new water since I "planted" them on Thanksgiving (November 23rd).
But now that winter is FINALLY over, I decided to clear out the greenery and was left with just the birch branches.
At first I was going to yank the birch out also, but then I got to thinking (I do that sometimes) and decided the branches could transition easily into spring.
Trees = spring, right?
Spring Porch Pot
So I simply planted some pansies in a circle around the outer rim of the pot.
And tucked some very inexpensive fake forsythia branches into the center.
For half a second I thought about using real forsythia branches, but those wouldn't have lasted more than a week or so with the birds nesting in them.
Between the forsythia and the pansies I spent about $10.
$10 for a glorious burst of spring sunshine beaming down on my front porch!!!
I really love the vertical interest and texture the birch branches bring.
This little guy hopped onto the porch while I was taking photos (I know someone's going to ask where I bought him, but it was at Target YEARS ago).
To top it off, I drug out my forsythia wreath for the front door that I have had FOREVER. Now I'm pretty much all set for spring.
I didn't even try to get fancier than that, because spring pillows and a new doormat can wait until the weather warms up for good. OK, so I got tired of putting my rocker pillows in the dryer last year every time they got soaked by the spring showers!
BTW, both the rocker and pots can be found in my Amazon store, along with a super cute replica of the 1962 Barbie Dream House!!!
Do you decorate your porch for spring? Do you use what you have or buy new each year?
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Sweet! It's snowing here, again. 🙁 And we still have mounds of snow. Do have my large wood Easter egg on my front door, and my bunny flag, plus the Easter egg mailbox cover. That's it for now. The snow does set off all the pretty spring color nicely. HA!
White is a nice backdrop! It's supposed to snow 3-4 inches tonight which is way to late in the year for snow around here!
LOVE the springtime look!! Think I'll try that for my porch.
FYI, I found those pots at either lowes or home depot. They were around $10.
Thanks so much for all these ideas!
I actually bought mine at Lowe's too. I haven't stopped by this year to see if they had them again or not, but I'm going to add that to my post in case anyone wants the deal of the century 🙂 Can't beat an urn for around $10.
Did you drill holes in the bottom for drainage? Mine filled up with water last summer and buckled in the heat. Thinking about buying again but adding the hanging basket fillers at the bottom after I drill holes.
I did drill small holes. Just three I think and they were just whatever drill bit I had in the drill already. The hanging basket fillers is a good idea! I normally add a few of those flimsy plastic pots the flowers come in from the store just to take up some space in the bottom so the pot isn't as heavy to move around.
Where I’d you get the birch limbs
I just LOVE your blog! Today's post is SO INSPIRING! Spring here has turned cold and rainy with snow mingled in....YUCK! AND I don't have a porch...BUT I love your pots so MUCH that I think I'll make similar to set near my front door. That area is always so drab....and your idea is thrifty enough for me to make on a Social Security budget 😀 Thanks a million!
I'm so happy I inspired you!!!
It is officially spring!! your porch looks very pretty!!
You can't tell it from the weather around here, but I'm sucking it up and pretending it's 65 degrees outside!
Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
This is so pretty, Pam! We still have snow on the ground and greens in the planters...and this is a great early changeout idea!
That looks very Springy & cheery Pam. I thought the forsythias were real. Love your little bunny & the pansies too. My porch was bare, and still is. Oh no it isn't. I still have a dead Chrysanthemum to remove, LOL. That's for another day when I'm in a clearing out mood.
I have a dead cabbage plant on my back deck, so I'm right there with you!
Julie @ Houzz Mag
What a pretty way to welcome people to your home! It's really springy and inviting. Thanks for sharing Pam.
Thank you, Julie! Now if the weather would only cooperate, I'd be all set!
Love this simple, budget friendly look! Curious, where do you get birch beaches?
I normally pick them up at the local garden center. Other types of stores have them around Christmas-time (Lowes, Home Depot) because a lot of people use them for holiday planters, but you can find them almost anytime at the garden stores.
I can’t seem to find the replica Barbie dollhouse in your store…… help, please!