Christmas is just around the corner and we’re getting into the holiday spirit here at A.M.A. Our team put together this gorgeous DIY hanging Christmas decoration using Al’s Flower Pouch and the Thirst Quencher watering spout. It’s just one more way to use this versatile vertical planter.
This festive, cascading decoration – or “swag” – combines the best features of a wreath and a garland. And with Al’s Flower Pouch, it’s so easy to make!
Make your own hanging holiday decoration!
Before you get started, make sure you have your supplies lined up. Here’s what you’ll need:
Fresh-cut evergreens (we used pine, fir, and eucalyptus. Boxwood would look beautiful, too! Use what you like)
Decorations (bows, pinecones, etc.)
Table or counter space to put it all together
Step-by-step: DIY Hanging Christmas Decoration
Fill Al’s Flower Pouch with potting soil, making sure it’s full and tightly packed to help secure branches.
Insert Thirst Quencher watering spout down the centre of the pouch.
Lay your pouch on a flat surface, fold the handle over the top and press gently to flatten the back. This will help your pouch hang nicely against your wall, door, window…wherever!
Prune your greens to desired length. We pruned ours so that they were roughly the length of a forearm – from elbow to fingertip.
Starting at the bottom and working your way up, insert greens through the pouch holes deep into the soil so that they are secure and can draw water. It’s best if some of the branches catch inside the pouch to prevent any dropping or sinking. You can also use the same hole for multiple branches.
Layer different types of greenery for a full, three-dimensional look.
Add some final branches into the top of the pouch.
Prune/shape as desired.
Add decorations. A pinecone here, a bow there, maybe a bird? Be creative!
Time to water! Pour water down the Thirst Quencher spout until it runs through the bottom of the pouch. Water once per week to help keep your greens fresh.
Want to make this hanging Christmas decoration yourself? Head over to www.alsflowerpouch.com where you can find how-to’s and FAQs, and buy online. Plus see how other growers, garden centres and home gardeners are using this vertical planter.