I actually finished those thrifts store items I bought a couple weeks ago to decorate around my garden. I can’t even begin to describe the happiness we all feel here in Phoenix once we realize we made it to October. Actually this summer wasn’t that bad now that I think about it. Which can only mean one thing…a hard Winter could be on it’s way.
We really need to get up north and get Our Little Red House Winter ready. We have a truck now and it’s 4 wheel drive so that will make things easier if we want to take a trip up when it snows. Some of those roads into town are only accessible with 4 wheel drive vehicles.
Okay, back to these projects of mine. They don’t take long at all. The felting does but I usually do that at night when I am finally taking a break and watching a show or something on YouTube. Right now I have been watching The Hollar Homestead. They are a family that packed up and left California to find a better home. They decided on North Carolina which looks beautiful from their videos and everyone seems so nice over there. Their goal is “To live a life worth living”. Sounds like a good goal to me. I love keeping up on their homesteading adventures. They have four cute little boys too, such a sweet family. https://www.youtube.comThe Hollar homestead.
First project is This little bowl I bought for $1.
I also bought a little terra cotta pumpkin to go with it. I wanted to layer the two pieces and add some clippings from my garden.
You guessed it…I used that plant that is growing all over the place right now out there. I still haven’t had a chance to head to the nursery for new plants. I always buy a few plants once October gets here.
These two items ended up costing me $2. I added some dirt and plant clippings for a cute little centerpiece for my garden table outside.
I also felted some sunflowers to add to it.
I wrapped skewers with green yarn then added the flowers and some felted leaves to it. I thought they looked pretty in the pot but will be taking the felted items in if it storms.
Around the time I was doing these projects I told my husband about how it never really rains here so these items I made for the garden should be okay. Wouldn’t you know it…some clouds came in and it started raining the next day.
Remember this? I bought it for .69 cents. I wonder how the thrift store decides to price things. Everything is either .99 cents, 1.49, $12.00 etc….but that .69 cents always throws me off. Maybe that’s the lowest ticketed price in their store.
I took my .69 cent pumpkin decoration and added some felted beads and flowers to it and hung it in my garden.
I also love finding empty planters second hand to do Fall flower displays or little mini gardens.
I try to stick with white or black since you can use it for all seasons. Just switch out the arrangements and decorate according to the season. This planter was $1.49 and the faux flowers were on sale for .80 cents.
I ironed the flowers out because they were so wrinkled I couldn’t see the colors very well. If you iron your faux flowers, remember to do so slowly and at a very low temp.
The thrift store had this adorable little resin chicken /squash combination Knick Knack but I ended up leaving it behind. I am trying to cut back on the plastic things in life.
So instead of buying that, and it was cute, I bought this squash that kind of looks like a goose. It’s poor little beak was broken.I couldn’t find any that looked like a chicken. It was fun searching around for one. This would be a fun project for the little ones. Squash is one of those items that can be turned into other things.
Later I can always feed them to the chickens when I am done with them. We are meant to eat these but they make adorable decoration too. I bought some tiny pumpkins and added some faces to them as well.
For the little ones, get a handful of rocks from your gardens and paint pumpkins and Fall decor on them, then add them to your pots throughout your gardens.
Paint some empty jars and glass bowls, then add a little tea-lite to them and they will light up your gardens at night. Depending on the width of your jars opening, you may even be able to add a solar light to your jars. This ghost jar used to be an empty salsa jar.
Happy garden decorating everyone.
For some more ideas on outside Fall decor check out Home on the corner’s post (wordpress.com/read/feeds/33952974/posts/244001216/) My favorites where the pumpkins in the Terra Cotta pots.
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