Shifting the 2 black wicker spheres from the backyard to the stoop also gave the front a new look for fall for $0 (You can see before at my Outdoor Fall Fix). Adding rocks (I brought some from FL) gave weight to the spheres, but also works with our rustic surroundings. Using the bark mulch reminds me of the stoops I'd see growing up in NJ. I mixed pinecones into every other step in 2's & 3's. (picked up for free here in AZ while biking). Adding more found branches to my existing branches help beef-up there impact. Using my dollar store crows & moss helped give a creepy fall effect - a great way to merge both Halloween & autumn decor together.
Here is the breakdown for the project:
Whether I'm planning a floor move in retail, or planning a client's space or my own home, I always follow this process: Vision. Plan. Execute.
Lowes & Home Depot sell great entry containers to use for seasonal changes.
A $12 container can look heavy and hold with some painted layered on it to age its look. For extra savings FYI:Both places accept each others coupons.
Previously, I had had a glass cylinder nested in the paper, but it was there so ling, it created the space needed to hold the branches. Adding more newspaper for filler helped to secure the branches in place. Since I removed the (cork covered) cylinder, I was able to use & show it better inside my lantern display...
2 bags mulch $9
2 mums $9
3 LG + 3 MED pumpkins $20
(kept 2 aside for hubs to carve later for Halloween)
4 grapevine wreaths $4
2 bags of moss $2
4 more sm crows $4
FREE DECOR from nature:
Pinecones & branches
Turn Back (Styrofoam) signs
Newspaper (for filler)
Rocks (for weight)
I would have liked to have gone to a pumpkin patch to get our pumpkin, but to save money (and time + better selection) I picked up pumpkins at Lowes. Right now, they are blank, but I can pin silhouettes to them for Halloween, and remove, but still have a harvest entry for Thanksgiving. I'll probably also remove the black crows after Thanksgiving. The third pumpkins I picked up so Jeff can have fun carving a pattern for Halloween.
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