FREE SHIPPING to the continental 48 states Excludes replacement parts orders

Cozy Up Your Outdoor Space with Lolly Jane's Kelli and Kristi Cozy Up Your Outdoor Space with Lolly Jane's Kelli and Kristi
Kelli and Kristi photo

Bloggers
LOLLY JANE'S KELLI AND KRISTI

Cozy Up Your Outdoor Space with Lolly Jane's Kelli and Kristi

Free up indoor space for the holidays with this easy-to-install Suncast vertical shed to house all your extra supplies. Cozy up outdoor spaces by learning how to make a holiday lantern planter with just three items: a garland, lantern, and battery-operated candle for exterior holiday cheer.


My front porch is always holiday-ready filled with lights, garlands, and wreaths. For the warmer summer months, festive decor is replaced with pillows, throws, and plants. Regardless of the season, we spend most of our time in the backyard, whether it's throwing the lacrosse ball, jumping on the trampoline, or simply enjoying Sunday dinners with our extended family. We also host the annual Holiday party for my husband's police K9 unit. Guests walk past the front porch in about 30 seconds but mingle for 3-4 hours on the back porch, going in and out of the house for food and refills, so I decided to spread some cheer throughout the back porch this year. Here's a peek at what I've gathered...

 

To showcase my cheery yellow doors, I decided to frame them with these gorgeous resin planters with a real wood-like finish in the dreamiest dove grey hue.


...planters, garland, and lanterns, oh my! Also new to my back porch is a much needed Suncast Vertical Storage Shed to help keep me organized no matter what time of year it is. This shed is perfect for keeping items in one spot whether it's tools, gardening gear, ladders, etc. and works on a patio of any size, porch, or balcony. For this season, my Vertical Storage Shed doubles as a wrapping station (my kids love to peek so I'm also hiding gifts in here, haha) and will store our holiday gear like extra lights, seasonal throw pillows, marshmallow roasters for the fire pit, and more! I added some shelves to keep it all organized but come summertime, I can remove the shelves for long items like lacrosse sticks that are otherwise strewn about. My vertical shed is sturdy as it's made from a resin construction and is durable + super easy to clean.

 

HOW TO MAKE OUTDOOR HOLIDAY LANTERN PLANTERS
To showcase my cheery yellow doors, I decided to frame them with these gorgeous resin planters that have a real wood-like finish in the dreamiest Dove Gray hue. While we enjoy lovely mild winters here in the desert, our summer heat is brutal to outdoor decor. Like my Vertical Shed, the Farmington Decorative Planters by Suncast are made of weather-resistant, durable resin so they're able to withstand the elements throughout each season. And psst! They look heavy but are actually lightweight so you can easily move them around your spaces.

 

We made two planters to dress up both sides of the doors so grab a set of two of everything if you want to double the fun!

 

Let's get to decorating! Since it's nearing the holidays, I filled the planters with festive decor (garland, lanterns, and battery operated candles), that took me just minutes but looks like a million bucks! You could also add battery operated twinkle lights to make it a little more magical or get a lantern with glass sides then fill it with ornaments + twinkle lights. There are lots of options but whichever you choose, you won't find an easier way to cheer up your porch for the holidays!

 

Supplies to Make an Outdoor Holiday Lantern Planter
We made two planters to dress up both sides of the doors so grab a set of two of everything if you want to double the fun!

 

Planter setup and finished look

 

Supplies:

 

How to make a Holiday lantern planter

Directions:

  • LANTERNS: You can use floral foam to beef up the lanterns but that'll get expensive. We used recycled goods (think: leftover boxes) to create height so your lanterns are sticking up from the planter. We raised ours high enough so the bottom of the lantern is flush with the top of the planter. Set the lantern on top of the boxes.
  • GARLAND: Wrap the garland around the lantern. Secure with floral wire if it's not stable on its own. Fluff the branches.
  • CANDLES: Place candle in the lantern and turn on.
  • Optional: Fill with ornaments, lights, snowflakes, etc.

 

You can't get any easier than this and doesn't it look so beautiful? We absolutely love it!

 

Finished planters flanking the yellow front door

 

OUTDOOR DECOR

STORAGE DECOR

  • Buffalo Check Baskets
  • Buffalo Check Pillows
  • Light Clips Holder
  • Tree Pillows
  • Round Gift Box, Gift Boxes
  • Zippered Light Bags

 

We hope we've inspired your Holiday decor this year!

 

Keep Suncast in mind for your seasonal needs as there's nothing better than an organized holiday season!