Fast And Easy Fall Decorating For Planters & Window Boxes

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Fast And Easy Fall Decorating For Planters & Window Boxes


It's time to transition your planters and window boxes from Summer to Fall.  You don't have to spend a lot of money or time on your planters in order to get colorful results.  This year I took the fast and easy route.

  I simply added aspects of Fall to whatever remained from my Summer plants.

My window boxes had Portulacas in them all Summer.  They were looking a little sad, but the colors were right for Fall so I used them as a base.... and simply added gourds and small pumpkins.

decorating window box for Fall

A very inexpensive fix for an empty planter - add a pumpkin and some moss!

decorating planter for Fall

For this larger planter I added branches and fake flowers to the leftover Summer flowers.

fall decorating for planters

Another option for a large planter....

 add a pumpkin topiary and some flowers for color.

pumpkin topiary

I placed a large pumpkin in the planter first, then I added the other pumpkins using hot glue in between to secure them in place.  I tucked moss between as filler.

The burgundy flowers are real mums, but the orange flowers are fake.

FAST and EASY!!

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Fast And Easy Fall Decorating For Planters & Window Boxes

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  1. Janelle Ancillotti 10/15/2012 05:43 AM
  2. Kathy Streib 10/15/2012 08:37 AM
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Debb Janes
The Carl Group, LLC - Camas, WA
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I just love planter boxes. Most of our homes here aren't condusive to that style, but I sure appreciate them. This is a timely post...and I like your ideas.

Oct 15, 2012 09:19 AM #11
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Sharon ~ Great ideas for Fall color.  I love the last photo which invites your visitors to meander up the path to the front door.

Oct 15, 2012 10:21 AM #12
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Sharon, love the creativity and color....Fall is such a great season full of textures, shapes and colors. 

Oct 15, 2012 12:29 PM #13
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Dorie:  Thank you, glad you enjoyed the post!

Sheila:  Love that expression, "keen sense of easy"...thank you!

Janelle:  As much as I love the pumpkin patch experience, I found the best price was Walmart, LOL! 

Al & Peggy:  We just had our first frost and the dying plants are even deader now....makes for a great Halloween look, LOL!

Oct 15, 2012 01:02 PM #14
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Where the hell was I this morning and how did I miss this?  It's great Sharon, love your ideas.

Oct 15, 2012 01:15 PM #15
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Rob:  Pumpkin snowman?  LOL!  Glad you enjoyed it!  Have you searched AR for stagers in your area.  I know there are Oregon stagers, not sure how close they are to you.

Wallace:  I wanted to do something around my mailbox, but ended up only decorating by the house this year. Maybe next year I will go all out!

Janice:  I know exactly what you mean!  It took effort to get me out there too!  Once I got started, I really enjoyed it.

Kathy:  Thank you for the reblog!  I could have done so much more....but time got away from me.  Maybe next year.  I plan to decorate for Halloween, but the spooky stuff I only leave out for a few days so I won't be doing that until the end of the month.

Joanna:  I love the stacked look too.  I wasn't sure how to keep them stable.  The hot glue has worked so far.

Sally:  I had a cup of hot cider this weekend and it was wonderful!  It's my favorite time of year...love it!

Debb:  I always loved window boxes too, but this is the first home I've had them.  I look forward to dressing them for Christmas next!

Maureen:  Thank you!  As you know we moved here in Feb.  I'm so excited to have a house that can be decorated.  I just moved from a home in the woods and it wasn't visable from the street so I saw no point decorating for the holidays.  

Ellen:  Thank you!  My neighbor stopped while I was working on the pumpkin topiary and said she wished she were that creative.  Made me feel good!  I am so relieved the whole thing hasn't toppled over yet.  I'm expecting to get up some morning and see smashed pumpkins in the driveway. 

Oct 15, 2012 01:32 PM #16
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Roger:  You are the only one who can answer that question, LOL!  

Oct 15, 2012 02:01 PM #17
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

That's the scary part, I can't...............LMAO.  

Oct 15, 2012 02:09 PM #18
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Sharon,

These are great tips, and this is so nice of you to teach us your special tricks and ideas.  Have a great week. A

Oct 15, 2012 02:22 PM #19
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Alexandra:  Happy to share!  Hope you enjoy your week!

Oct 15, 2012 05:00 PM #20
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Sharon

Great post . . . . and very creative use of props.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 15, 2012 06:28 PM #21
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Lou:  Thank you!  Creativity and props are not lacking around here, LOL!

Oct 16, 2012 11:32 AM #22
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Sharon those planter certainly look better with a bit of color;and right now there are lots of pumpkins around.

Oct 16, 2012 01:50 PM #23
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Jennifer:  Thank you!  It was fun....I love Fall!

Oct 17, 2012 04:36 AM #24
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Sharon -- very clever way to add some seasonal color in a relatively economical way.  Nicely done.

Oct 17, 2012 06:34 AM #25
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Michael:  Thank you!  The most economical part was gathering branches from the yard to use in the planter.  I usually use branches and pinecones surrounded by greens for Winter months.  

Oct 17, 2012 08:31 AM #26
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Lloyd Binen
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Sharon Tara...born to stage.  Have you seen those white-ish pumpkins?

Oct 18, 2012 05:42 PM #27
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Lloyd:  I have seen the white-ish pumpkins...love them!  I went traditional this year though.

Oct 19, 2012 09:02 AM #28
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Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
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Sharon. These are terrific ideas. I like the topiary idea..... How very creative. Right now pumpkins are dirt cheap . Do you have squirrels? I ask because the black squirrels love to eat pumpkins so they need replacing (yes, the squirrels and the oumpkins).
Oct 24, 2012 06:11 AM #29
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Valerie:  I can't take credit for coming up with the idea of the topiary...it's a popular look right now.  I have squirrels, but not black ones.  I haven't noticed any squirrel activity near the pumpkins...so far so good.

Oct 24, 2012 07:54 AM #30
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