31 Days To Savor~Fall Planter Decorating

This year I have the easiest trick to bring your summer planters from summer to fall for our 31 Days To Savor series.


Every year I take a sunny fall day and shift my porch from summer to fall.  It is a day I savor to be outside and to be creative.


Here is what I did this year to my porch planters.   At the end of the summer season I am sorry to say this is what my planters were a little sad and thirsty!  Since my plants were looking so tired, I didn’t waste my time or create a mess by pulling the plants out.  I just used them as is and embraced what color and texture the left over plants gave me.


First, I gathered up some different types of moss and fillers.  I like a little for leftovers to add to plants and containers through out the year too.


Then, I gathered some pumpkins, gourds, berry stems and decorative corn from the garden market.


Then, I found some pumpkins that stacked nicely on each other.  I surrounded them with stems of berries.  I like to use real berries, but this year I found these fake that I think still worked well.


Then, I filled in the empty spaces and dirt with moss.  I also put some moss in between the wiggly spaces around the pumpkins, both to help balance them as well as for the visual effect.



With my leftover pumpkins and gourds I decorated my porch bench.


And, I plopped some into various planters and a potted lunch box of summer succulents.



Now, it looks a little bit more fall festive when you come to my front porch.


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  1. Cyndy's Travel says:

    Very NICE! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Beautiful display!! I love fall decorations. Actually, I just love fall.

    I wish I had the gift for such decorating. I know what I like, but I have a really hard time creating something like this out of nothing.

  3. I like the idea of adding moss and stuff to round out the pumpkin towers. Your porch is beautiful!

  4. You have it going on now. I LOVE this idea. So inspiring. My favorite time of year.

  5. Well, you made that look effortless. And I am encouraged to go out an tackle my front porch now. Saw you at the Inspired room.

  6. Your front entry looks just beautiful — so inviting. I especially like the urn with the stacked pumpkins. It’s still a bit too hot here to do real pumpkins outside, but soon, I hope!
    🙂 CAS

  7. How pretty your front door looks! I am so glad to come across your tutorial on how you did this….I just planted some mums in my pots and they are still severely lacking. I love the stacked pumpkins and also the moss that you used as a filler. Everything looks lovely!

  8. Now that’s what I’m talking about!!!! The best fall planter ideas I’ve seen so far.

  9. Screendoorgirl 3 says:

    Hi! I just pinned this onto my Autumn board. Always looking for pretty ideas. Great job! Thanks..


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