Fall is my favorite season to decorate. The rich colors in nature and the bountiful pumpkins, gourds, mums and kales available everywhere just make it so easy to bring fall’s flourishes into your home décor. When temperatures start to dip a bit, it’s time to start entertaining outside again. Near our patio table we have a window box that is filled with annuals all summer. By now the flowers are spent and ready for a refresh. A no-maintenace window box bursting with fall’s bounty is what I set out to create. No mums, grasses or kale were used to avoid having to water or deadhead. I foraged dried seed heads and bark, right in the yard; got a bag of mixed gourds at the supermarket; gathered various rattan spheres, silk fall branches, some waxed artichokes and moss from my craft supplies, and set to work. To bring interest to window boxes think of adding an element of surprise. I created 3 looks for the same window box with a lantern, a rattan pumpkin and a acorn sculpture. Here is how it all came together:
Which look do you like best? I like the lantern one myself! A simple stunning fall display which was created for $9 in a few minutes. And the best part, no maintemance needed and the gourds can be composted and won’t require storage. Happy fall!