Joy to the world! Christmas is on its way! It is time to make your home merry and bright with holiday cheer! Get crafty this Christmas and make your own Joy-themed planters! Create yours in holiday red or paint your own plaid, the options are limitless! Perfect for poinsettias and rosemary cones, these holiday planters will dazzle your home with Christmas joy!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR JOY-THEMED PLANTERS
- Terra Cotta Pottery
- Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil
- Poinsettias or Rosemary Cones
- Spray Paint
- Kid-Friendly Craft Paint
HAND-PAINTED PLAID PLANTER
STEP 1: PAINT POTTERY
First, cover pottery in spray paint. Always have adult supervision when using spray paint. You can use any color that works best with your holiday décor. For our plaid pottery, we painted each terra cotta pot in white spray paint for ideal coverage. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Next, start making your plaid pattern. Mix black paint with base color paint. Use the black paint sparingly as a little goes along way. We mixed black paint with white paint. Paint horizonal rows around each planter.
Then, paint vertical columns around your pottery to create a grid-like pattern. You can use different thicknesses of lines to make your plaid extra unique.
Finally, once the paint is dry, paint the intersecting squares with black paint. This will complete your plaid pattern. Allow the paint to dry completely before planting.
This classic plaid pattern is great to display throughout the Christmas season and into the winter.
STEP 2: JOY STENCIL
Now it is time to add some joy to your planters! Use our FREE Joy Stencil!
Cut out the letters to use as stencil to paint letters onto your pottery or let your kiddos decorate each letter! Add color to the letters as you wish and carefully cut them out.
Glue the letters to a popsicle stick or add ribbon and make ornaments!
Add the letters to your plaid Christmas planters to complete your display!
JOY PAINTED PLANTERS
STEP 1: PAINT POTTERY
First, paint your pottery with your favorite Christmas color. Use spray paint for fast and full coverage. Remember, always use adult supervision when using spray paint. We painted our pottery in red spray paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.
STEP 2: PAINT LETTERS
First, use a stencil or hand-draw each letter on each terra cotta planter for easy painting.
Then, start painting! Fill in each letter with white paint, allowing the paint to dry before planting.
Add plants and set your pottery up for beautiful Christmas display!
THE PERFECT HOLIDAY PLANTS
Keep your displays simple and beautiful with rosemary cones or poinsettias! These seasonal favorites shine with Christmas spirit and are the perfect plants to bring the joy of the holidays home!
Pick a plant that says ‘Christmas’ like the dazzling colors of poinsettias! The bright leaves and bold colors capture the joyous sentiments of the holidays. Poinsettias from Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery are selected for their unmatched quality! Picked from premium growers to ensure that you receive the best of the best. Add that extra ‘wow!’ to your Christmas décor with the velvety brilliance of poinsettias.
Get your home in the holiday spirit and make a difference! 10% of all poinsettia sales will be donated to help improve the well-being of children in need through Lena Pope!
Lena Pope, based in Fort Worth, is committed to improving the well-being of children and their families by providing prevention and early intervention programs that increase child and family resiliency. Their evidence-based programs offer a range of services including mental health counseling, behavior interventions, and education programs focused in social and emotional learning. Lena Pope works every day to meet the emotional, behavioral, and intellectual needs of children, youth, adults, and families. For more information about Lena Pope, visit lenapope.org.
Rosemary cones are a fun, easy to grow, tabletop Christmas decoration that you can cook with! Rosemary cones carry a wonderful, soothing aromatic scent that will fill your home. Shaped to mimic the style of a classic Christmas Tree, rosemary cones are a delight to decorate with friends and family, and you can continue to enjoy your plant well after the holidays!
HOW TO PLANT ROSEMARY CONES AND POINSETTIAS
To properly plant your rosemary cones or poinsettias, start with quality potting soil. Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil helps your plants get the best start for healthier, continued growth. With water saving ingredients like Hydrogel water holding crystals, Expanded Shale and Coconut Coir for added moisture control. Additional ingredients include sphagnum peat moss, composted rice hulls, composted pine bark, earthworm castings, Dolomite lime, and trace elements. Silicon Enriched™ to provide container plants with the same benefits as those grown in the Earth’s soil! Helps to improve drought tolerance, delay wilting, and increase stem strength in some crops. Plus, a .2-.05-.1 professional formula with slow release fertilizer feeds for up to 6 months.
- Fill your container with Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil, leaving room for the plant.
- Remove your plant from its plastic container and gently break up the root ball.
- Add your plant and water in thoroughly and until the water drains out of the drain hole.
- Add more potting soil if needed.
SHOP WITH EASE
At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have convenient ways to shop for the holidays! Shop our open-air stores, shop online, or call our store nearest you and place an order over the phone for Curbside Pickup!