Even though this beautiful fall planter doesn’t use traditional fall colored mums, it will bring a splash of seasonal color to your entry. It’s the perfect solution for people who are short on time!
An added bonus to this planter is that I won’t have to replace mums that fade and die before the season is over. These planters will last right up until the last pumpkin-pie-eating-guest has exited the door after Thanksgiving! Let me show you how incredibly easy this fall planter is!
Supplies needed for each planter:
13″ Tall faux or real pumpkin – Mine are faux
Dark finishing wax
Throwaway brush and rag
28″ Sunburst grapevine wreath
15″ Regular grapevine wreath
Pip Berry Garland
Step 1 – Get rid of the bright orange color of the pumpkins by brushing them with the dark wax and then wiping the excess wax off until your desired color is achieved. After waxing and wiping them down, allow them to dry overnight so that the wax won’t rub off when they are handled. The pumpkin on the left hasn’t had any wax applied to it yet. The pumpkin on the right has been waxed and wiped down to the final look that I was after.
Step 2 – Place the 28″ sunburst grapevine wreath on top of the rim of the planter. If your urn is smaller than mine, you may need a smaller wreath so that it won’t fall down into the container.
Step 3 – Place the 15″ grapevine wreath on top of the sunburst one. Again, if your urn is smaller, you may need a smaller wreath.
Step 4 – Place the pumpkin on top of both of the wreaths, over the opening of the wreaths. Just a note – I had to clip away some of the twigs from the inside of my wreath so that the pumpkin would sit properly.
Step 5 – Wrap the pip berry garland around the grapevine wreath and pumpkin, fluffing, bending and twisting it as necessary. Clip the excess garland off with wire cutters.
Your beautiful fall planter is finished! Enjoy!
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