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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15 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

    You are a creative gal :)

    Happy weekend..
    K.

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  6. Pam, that is so cute!

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

    Sheila

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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.

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  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!!!

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  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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