Decorating DIY

Christmas in the Potting Shed 2021

I look forward to decorating my potting shed each year! For someone who loves to decorate, a little space that you can change up each year is so much fun!

Coconut showing off the shed this year

This year I decided to keep the “greenhouse feel” and decorate using alot of natural elements. I purchased vintage curtains right before I decorated, and they were just the right fit for the space!

Shed cabinet all decked out for Christmas

I started by adding burlap to the cupboard doors on the cabinet, and burlap for the sink skirt. Sitting on the cabinet is a green tin I purchased from a local shop. It reminded me so much of my Grandma, with the little scene on it…and the green fit in perfectly! All of the plants in the shed are faux, because the shed isn’t winterized. But to create a greenhouse look, you need plants…so faux it is! I tied a burlap ribbon, that was edged in pink, around the topiary to keep everything soft and romantic. The wire cloche was made using an old garden fence and you can head here for that post!

My green rubber boots were placed at the base of the tree, and I leaned a vintage wreath and a framed Christmas picture on them. The tree is covered with my set of cross stitched ornaments. I cross stitched them when we were first married. (35 years next year)

I love the Merry Christmas sign above the sink…it looks vintage, but it isn’t. My paperwhites are of course faux, and they were an easy DIY. If you want to try making your own, I explain in this post how easy they are! Beside the sink, on a chair, are a couple wooden houses, and a watering can.

On the opposite side of the shed, I hung my pinecone garland that I made last year. It’s just pinecones tied onto a piece of twine. The pinecone wreath was another one of my DIY’s. I made it to hang on the outside of the shed, but it started falling apart outside, so it is now situated nicely on a chair inside..haha.

On the table, I placed vintage ornaments inside an old wooden box. I placed cloches over another wooden house and a vintage glitter house. Anything under a cloche looks so cool, I think. Another pot of faux paperwhites are on the table as well.

We strung twinkle lights all around the inside of the shed, and it looks so pretty at night. My Grandmas vintage flicker candle lights are in the two front windows, and I think they might be my favourite things about the shed this Christmas. The window boxes were filled with greenery we picked around the farm, and the grapevine wreath on the door has the same ribbon as the topiary inside. It snowed just in time for me to take a picture of the outside, with the lighted garland around the shed, and the fence.

I just love how everything came together!

Sticking with alot of natural elements, the traditional red and green, a sprinkling of vintage and a touch of pink! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed the little tour of the shed this year!

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  1. Lynda says:

    Looks beautiful Trace! So many touches of โ€˜Grandmaโ€™ โค๏ธ The snow adds a perfect touch xo

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Lynnie! xo

  2. Penny P Weeks says:

    So beautiful! I love your potting shed and would have never guessed that the plants are faux. So cozy and the perfect vintage vibe.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you so much Penny! xo

  3. @houseonwren says:

    It looks so magical Tracey! Every detail is lovely and the snow adds the perfect touch! I think Coconut has taken over Nutmeg’s role though!
    Happy Holidays

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks so much Lori! And don’t you worry, Nutmeg still rules the roost! haha
      Merry Christmas! xo

  4. Bethany Rempel says:

    Looks so pretty and inviting ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Bethy! xo


    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank yo so much Carolyn!!

  6. Kathleen says:

    I always love your potting shed but it really sparkles at Christmas. The new curtains are perfect with all your natural touches. Looks like Coconut approves.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you so much Kathleen! And I think Coconut approves of most things haha

  7. Marilyn+Moore says:

    Absolutely loved the whole post. the last picture could be a post card. Coconut fits in so perfectly. A natural!! xoxox. Awesome. Love mom.

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