Recycling Items for Fall Foliage Planter
I decided wanted to get in the mood for fall and the holiday’s but didn’t want to decorate for Halloween alone rather for fall and fall foliage. So I had purchased the planter at a yard sale. Off to the thrift store I went.
I purchased a foam base and flowers and wheat Steam for a buck a piece. I knew I would need filler for pot but didn’t want it to be heavy.
I used a empty tissue box on it’s side and took all those countless plastic trash bags laying around and stuffed them around the tissue box for support. Once it was stable I glued my foam to the box.
I have a large pine tree in my front yard so what better way to fill in around foam them to recycle my pine cones
I put a large rubber band around the base of foam for extra support of tall flower steams then just started wedging pine cones in for support and glued what pine cones I could to keep in place .
A few of stems and foam
Final touches of gold fruit and ribbon.
I love it turned out great with a few simple cheap items.
I placed it at my front door and it welcomes them with pretty fall foliage. I really like this one cause it took no time to make and it was all reused items. I hope you enjoy! Let me know your thoughts.
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Giselle on Nov 03, 2019
It looks awesome and the fact that it is all used items makes it even better!
You could even spray the pine cones with gold paint. I have a basket I did that with pine cones I had collected in Florida many years ago. They are still in great shape
(the pine cones). Are the flowers and fruit real or faux?