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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