Sunday, October 5, 2008

Recycle For Easy Fall Decor

I took a walk today and saw the leaves starting to change on a few 'leader of the pack' trees. All of the seasons have their merits but spring and fall seem to be more special because of the changes in the landscape.

A cluster of trees when painted with shades of orange, gold, brown and green remind me of a quilt. You take a little of this and a little of that and stand back to marvel at the way everything works together.

Take some time this week to make changes in your home to reflect the season. Hanging a wreath on the door and placing a pot of mums on the steps is easy. Don't forget to add something to your back entrance too.

Planting cool weather pansies will give you pleasure right into next spring. Find something unusual to use as a planter. I have an old suitcase style basket that was worn and cracking. On the way to the trash can I decided to give it a second chance. This week it will be sprayed with a protective sealer. I will then find a place in my yard that I want a surprise of color. It will be easy to tuck the basket into this space, prop the lid open and then fill the basket with pots of giant purple and yellow pansies.

It won't take much money or time to complete this project but I will enjoy the results for months. Look around and see what you can recycle into a planter holder. A rusty child's wagon, a bucket with a hole in the bottom or even a pair of outgrown boots will work. Do you remember when people painted old tractor tires white and used them as planters? ( Did I just show my Southern country roots AND age?)

I want to share more ideas with you that will help you easily create a home and life you love. Join me each week in my new blog called 'I Love My Home'.

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Felicia said...

Sounds like a great project. I've always meant to take my old wheelbarrow, tip it and plant it will spilling out flowers. Its a very cute cottage look :) Hope you post a photo!

The Lone Beader said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would probably enjoy a visit to your recycle center! :D

Anyways, good luck with your shop. Please stop by anytime! :D