I’m excited to introduce my friend Barb, who’s going to share her beautiful fall planter idea!
Hello everyone, my name is Barb Garrett and I blog at The Everyday Home. I am so thrilled to be here as a Guest Blogger today at The Shabby Creek Cottage. Thanks, Gina, for the invite. I am so thrilled to share this Fall project with you. I have spent a lot of time creating various Fall projects inside and outside of our home, but when I completed this one I knew immediately it was my fave.
Last year at a yard sale, I found this vintage Skilsaw Box for $3. THREE dollars. 🙂 I had no idea what I would do with it, and in fact it sat in my basement until a few weeks ago. I had forgotten about it. But when I saw it again, I knew exactly what I would make with it… I hope you love it too.
I love a good 10-minute project, and this is the perfect example of such a DIY project. I already had the pumpkins and gourds, so all I needed was a small mum, some ornamental kales and an ivy plant. Here is how the tool box looked before I added the plants…
Honestly. I didn’t even try to clean it up any. I liked all the chippiness and wear and tear.
Next thing I needed to do to make my fall planter was add some filler so the plants were lifted up higher. But, I didn’t want to fill it with dirt and didn’t have any handy-dandy packing peanuts around. So don’t laugh at me, but I grabbed whatever I saw first. Floral foam and these plastic containers from my potting bench. Perfect. 😀
Next, I added a small yellow mum, two ornamental kale plants, an ivy bush and lots of fall additives like mini pumpkins and gourds and baby Indian corns. I didn’t spend a lot of time with it, I just fiddled around until I got it to where I wanted it to look. When I was done… I had this!
Isn’t this fall planter simply beautiful??? It’s as if this tool box was waiting on me to fill it with autumnal abundance. The yellows and greens just pop against the bright orange of the vintage tool box. You think Skilsaw ever realized their company color would go so well with Fall decor? 🙂
I added it to one side of our front steps, I can’t stop smiling when I see it. Have you ever completed a project that made you that happy? Maybe its because we have a new porch swing which I have been thoroughly enjoying with the cooler weather. Maybe its because I adore everything Fall. I don’t know.
But, what I do know is this little orange Vintage Tool Box filled with plants makes me happy. It’s the little things in life. Or, as my blog’s tagline says…”finding joy in the everyday!”
I would love for you to come over to The Everyday Home and visit with me. Some of the other projects I have been sharing are…
You can also follow me at The Everyday Home here:
Have a great week, everyone!