September 28, 2012

Fall Planter Box

Second in my series of two super simple crafts is a hanging planter box that I decorated for Fall.

This sits about two feet from my front door and normally I would hang a wreath on the door and throw some gourds in the planter and call it a day. But this year, I decided to decorate my planter a little more and do away with the traditional fall wreath altogether. You gotta change it up.

I grabbed the top to my bushel basket and a scrap of burlap. Bought some dried seed pods, mushrooms(?) and feather things at Hobby Lobby. And sprung for a greenish pumpkin shaped gourd at the farm market.

The bushel basket top went in the planter first.

I was going to buy some of that rectangular floral foam, but peed my pants when I saw how much it was. OK, it was just $3.99 a brick, but I would need two and that was a little too rich for my thrifting sole. So I decided to just use a pool noodle instead.

We're not using it anymore this year and rather than store it, why not put it to use. I just chopped off the length I needed.

I decided to not use the burlap after all and just hot glued some left-over-from-Spring bagged moss to the pool noodle instead. Sure, I could have left it neon blue, but glue guns are so fun. And the blue was so gaudy.

I placed the pumpkin where I wanted it

and then I just stuck the feathers, seed pods and mushroom-like things into the floral foam pool noodle until I had an arrangement I liked.

Super easy. I had everything on hand except for the seeds pods, mushrooms and feathers and they set me back about $10.00 all together (1/2 price at Hobby Lobby).

I think I may be done with super easy projects for a while. It was a quick phase.

I will be posting photos of my Fall front porch in the next few days. As soon as I whittle down the 140 photos I took of it. Don't get too excited, I went for a toned down look this Fall. I just couldn't tone down my photo taking.

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  1. How sweet! And I just LOVE the greenish pumpkin! Thanks for sharing this!


  2. Pam,
    that looks fabulous~! quick or not- its a beautiful fall arrangment and very unique.

  3. This looks fantastic--love the fall colors. Looking forward to seeing the best of those 140 pictures:)

  4. So clever. it looks wonderful! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Happy Fall to you!

  5. Hi Pam.
    Love your fresh take on Fall!

    You are a creative gal :)

    Happy weekend..

  6. Pam, that is so cute!

    It speaks fall, and speaking of which, hope yours is happy1


  7. I love the seed pods mixed with your greenish pumpkin shaped gourd. Fabulous.

  8. Pam, I'm so happy to discover tour amazing talent - I'm pinning this!

  9. That is awesome Pam! Love the softer colors.

  10. I love it and easy projects are always fun!

  11. You knutt, love the pool noodle idea. I am scared of glue guns and do not own one and maybe that is why I never craft. Yes? The arrangement is charming and I would certainly charge thirty bucks for it without batting an eye. xo, olive

  12. You had me giggling with the pool noodle...but that was a great idea! The arrangement is "fall festive"....great job!!!

  13. Love your pics of the Gala apples in the bowl. Very pretty color combination for Fall. That looks like an antique bowl. Suddenly I'm hungry for an apple.

  14. This is really gorgeous! I love your mixture of textures and colors! I've got a similar planter, so I can't wait to try fixin' it up! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  15. I love how your wall shelf turned out. All the different natural elements along with the pumpkin provides such a warm fall welcome.
    Mary Alice


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