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DIY Festive Fall Planter

Here’s some easy DIY instruction to make a festive fall planter; with the perfect combination of fake and real décor elements to transform a plain Mum.

We’re a few days into October and I’m excited to be sharing my first Halloween project with you! It’s technically a festive fall planter, meaning that it’s more fall-themed than Halloween… but we’ll just ignore those tiny details okay? Let me share the super easy DIY instructions to transform a regular Mum plant!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember that I shared this image of a mum I had just picked up:

Because it was a little lopsided, I knew I would have to jazz it up a bit.

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First thing I did was add a bucket to our large planter that I painted last year. (There are also some extra patio pavers underneath it too!). I figured it was way easier to keep the mum in its original pot and just decorate around it.

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I picked up a few supplies at the dollar store and some (real) little pumpkins too. I wanted to bring some orange in, and thought the contrast against the purple (and navy blue) would be really sharp.

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After covering both the bucket and the original pot with gold tissue paper, I wrapped the leaf garlands around the base.

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Then, I simply stuffed the fake flower bunches where there were holes in the mums.

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I placed a few of the pumpkins around the base (where the leaf garland is) and nailed a couple holes in some others. I had some small wooden dowels (but you can use shish-kebab skewers too) and poked them in the holes.

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And, similar to the flower bunches, I just poked them into the dirt of the planter. (One stick wasn’t enough to hold the weight of the little pumpkin).

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And there you have it – a festive fall planter! You can always check out this Halloween roundup post for more planter ideas.

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I like that there is a combination of both real and fake elements in this planter; that way if the mum wilts a bit more – it will still look okay! And, with everything I bought (minus the planter which I had already) it cost me less than 15$.

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I’m also hoping my little pumpkins and the mum itself stay fresh for the rest of the month; but I am happy that this fall festive planter adds nice colour and décor to our porch!

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(Oh and the Little Man liked watching Momma work too!).

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