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.

DIY tutorial to make a fall planter box with natural elements you can find at the craft stores

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.

DIY tutorial to make a fall planter box with natural elements you can find at the craft stores

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.

DIY tutorial to make a fall planter box with natural elements you can find at the craft stores

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.

DIY tutorial to make a fall planter box with natural elements you can find at the craft stores

I placed the pumpkin where I wanted it

DIY tutorial to make a fall planter box with natural elements you can find at the craft stores

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.

DIY tutorial to make a fall planter box with natural elements you can find at the craft stores

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).

DIY tutorial to make a fall planter box with natural elements you can find at the craft stores

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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Comments

  1. says

    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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