Catalog Inspired Decor for My Front Porch

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I love getting all of those catalogs at home, they are like free magazines to me. They are a great source of inspiration, and I admit, I have made many catalog purchases over the years. When I spotted a beautiful urn filler in the Grandinroad spring catalog I was smitten.
I wedged a piece of 4" thick styrofoam into my front porch urn. I then took 11 1/8" x 36" dowels and stuck them into the styrofoam. I spaced them 4 or 5 inches apart.
I covered the the styrofoam with moss, nestling it around the dowels.
I began to add artificial geranium bushes to my urn. I used 5 bushes in total. I did use wire cutters to clip out a few blooms to add them around the edges of the urn.
After putting all of my geraniums into the pot, I pulled my dowels together and secured them with a paper wrapped stem wire.
I used some stems of tiny flowers to add a bit of the vine look to my dowels.
I used some tiny flowers cut from a stem full of the flowers and used hot glue to add them in a random fashion to my dowels to give them a little of more natural feel.
Where I secured my dowels, I wrapped moss over the wire and glued some more of my tiny flowers at the top.
I added some pieces of geranium garland flowing over the edge of my urn.
My urn filler is done! I am ready to enjoy my front porch for summer!
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  • Charissa
    on Sep 10, 2018

    Where can I find the urn at a cheep price?

  • Annie
    on Sep 1, 2019

    Great idea have been looking for something in metal to keep my huge tall plants from toppling over this will work wonders! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Teresa Foster
    on Oct 22, 2019

    I'm speachless! Outstanding example of ingenuity, determination, hard hard work and patience! Can't wait to see more pictures.

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  • De
    on Sep 8, 2019

    Beautiful job

  • Barb Jenkins
    on Sep 8, 2019

    I love this. I think that I will paint the dowels green streaked over brown to look like plant stems.

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