Throw Back Thursday: Season-friendly wall planter
October 2016, I wanted black accents for the exterior of my home. I painted the exterior of my chimney and corner planter black. And then I made a black wall planter. I hang wooden letter words on it. An orange BOO for Halloween, a red NOEL for Christmas and a red LOVE for Valentines Day. I'm trying to pick the perfect word for St. Patricks Day.........in green of course. It has to be one word. I'd Welcome any suggestions for that one word. But back to the wall planter, I had a mini stroke a week before making this. It took me 2 long weeks to make it. My arm just was not strong enough. I had to do a little each day. I am very proud of my wall planter. In a few weeks I'll be making the same one for my back yard on the side of my unattached garage near my back patio. I love black against the exterior of my robin's egg blue home.
Chimney and corner planter. I wasn't sure what to plant in the corner planter. Then out of nowhere, greenery starting growing. It just kept growing inch by inch all down the planter. I love greenery! More so than flowers. I thought that was easy! (During Christmas I put faux poinsettia bouquets in the corner planter. Photo below.
My black wall planter. I have faux greenery and mini clear lights to illuminate it. Below is the BOO!
BOO! Loling! It looks so pretty from the street. And so bright! Below is the pumpkin face pattern. Then I made a black Pumpkin Face door for my Breezeway Entryway. The "wall planter and Pumpkin face door" were my first wood projects. I R so Proud! pumpkin face pattern below.
I (of course) duct taped mini orange lights on the back of it to get an orange glow. I wore an orange skull mask with black hood and fake long fingernails. I bloodied them up and handed out trick or treats through the pumpkin's mouth. I also used a fogger that sprayed through the pumpkin's mouth. I would hit the button just as the treaters were close. It was AWESOME! (I do one man haunts and are very effective). Photo of bloody fingernails below.
Bloody fingernails. I let nail polish drip and then dry.
Here he is! Perfect black accent. And again it looks beautiful from the street.
Besides my Baby Jason Voorhees on a tire swing (that's another story) this is my "favorite" Halloween decoration I've made by far.