Fall Planter


Fall planter from a thrift store bin and clearance items


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….


Fall planter


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.


Fall porch planter with clearance items and a thrift store planter.


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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  1. Love the fact that you used what you had – a passion I try to stick to. Very pretty colors – I like the purple. It is a departure from regular fall colors !!!

  2. That is beautiful!! It’s always amazing at what you can make with just simple things, and it always looks better than the finished ones in stores that cost a fortune!! I love it!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  3. Adorable! I am loving that purple is becoming more trendy in the fall now, I have tons of purple halloween decos! Stopping by from #smallvictoriessunday linkup! 🙂

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