Sometimes the prettiest seasonal decor can come from unexpected places. Like the time Michael’s had their fall seasonal items marked down to 60% off and I bought a pile not knowing what I’d do with them. Or the time that I found an oblong planter at the thrift store. And when all these things come together, you can make yourself a cute little fall porch planter for very little money. True story. 😉
And that’s just what happened on one sunny fall day. I started playing around with the flowers, grass, gourds and berries and came up with this….
I’m kind of opposed to fall colors and autumn on principal. You know, because summer is the only season I’m interested in and all. But I’m a little okay with all the purples that have been out there the past few years. I was going to paint the planter but decided that I liked it just as it was. Shocking, I know 😉
I lined the planter with floral foam bricks that I broke to fit and just started sticking pieces in until it looked balanced.The foam isn’t really necessary. Anything to ground the bottom and keep things from blowing away could work. I actually filled in the sides with used grocery bags. Cuz I’m cheap like that. And then I filled it in any bare spaces around the flowers and gourds with leaves and berries to hide the foam and bags.
It makes a great pop of fall color on the porch and makes me feel like I’m a little less hostile about the whole season changing thing. Okay, I’m still hostile but still….pretty nifty for a half an hours work and some marked down goodies.
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