You better get a big ole warm pumpkin spiced latte because it’s time for the Thrifty Style Team again, and I have over 14 ideas that will help you decorate for fall without spending a ton of cash 😉. The first 3 ideas come from our front porch here in Michigan, where the temperature is still fairly warm during the day. I scored big time at the thrift store just 2 days ago, and I am so excited to show you what I did. Welcome to my first autumn post of the year… “3 Thrifty Fall Planter Cover Ideas”.
🍁 TIP: SEE ALL 14 FRUGAL FALL IDEAS FROM THE THRIFTY STYLE TEAM AT THE END OF THIS POST.
My husband and I are fresh empty nesters 😢, and he is working from home, so after work a couple days ago, we ventured out for fun to find the cheapest fresh potted mums we could find. He could really care less about decorating the front porch, but he loves to tag along with me while I find the bargains (he’s a pretty good “finder”, and he’s cute). Well, I kind of went overboard and loaded up on not only mums, but ornamental cabbage 😲. I’ll be sharing the entire “BEAUTIFUL DRAMATIC CASCADING FALL PORCH” next week (sign up here).
After we found our potted plants, I noticed that the “pots” were just flat out ugly and mismatched. I’m not one to need everything to match normally, but one of them looked more like an Easter pot with a bright purple shiny plastic planter. Ugh…it was not what I envisioned at all, so here’s how I made them look more cohesive.
Thrift Store Basket Fall Planter Cover
My husband and I grabbed our hand sanitizer, and put on our masks 😷 and bee-lined over to the basket section at the thrift store. Most of the plastic mum/cabbage planters I needed to fix were 9 inches in width, so I knew roughly what size baskets, or even bowls/pots would work. We were pleasantly surprised with an assortment of baskets that were extremely low priced 😲.
The woven rusty colored basket above was the first treasure I grabbed and it was only $1.99. All I had to do was stick the planter in it. In fact, I didn’t even remove the price tag that is still located inside. This baby is gorgeous.
I scored several more baskets that day, and I used them all for our big fall porch reveal coming up next week (click here to get our newsletter.)
Homemade Burlap Fall Planter Cover
Before we get to more thrift store scores, I want to share this effortless burlap wrap idea above just incase you aren’t much of a thrift store person, or maybe you want to use what you have on hand to help the pot for in better.
If you don’t have baskets (don’t forget old Easter baskets) to use, how about fabric to wrap around the plastic thingy? Hey-maybe an old sweater or flannel 😲!? Burlap is great, but any fabric will due if you have the right color on hand. Fabric is not only an easy fix, but it can withstand the outdoor elements pretty well. The secret to ensuring it will last, is securing it very tightly with a strong stretchy twine, or suede lace like I used above (check out my “DIY Sexy Suede Lace Bracelet” here).
Here’s a picture below that might help, and I invite you to stop over next week to see more of my burlap planter covers cascading down our front porch…
Picnic Basket Fall Planter Cover
Okay, back to thrifty style stores 😊. Can you believe I had this picnic basket I found at a thrift store many years ago on top of a shelf in my garage? I use to store the kid’s video games in it. All I did was smoosh a mum in there. Boom.
Honestly, the best advice I can give for covering the ugly, mis-matched, plastic planter covers they put fall flowers in these days is to look around your home. I bet you will find something that you’re not using, and the best part is that it is FREE. Even a rusty old pot will due.
I hope you enjoy sifting through all 14 Frugal Fall Thrifty Style Team projects below~
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Our Crafty Mom – Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover With Velvet
DIY Beautify – Easy Crochet Chain Sweater Pumpkins
2 Bees In A Pod – Fall Living Room with Thrifted Decor
The How To Home – Vintage Bean Pot Vase filled with a Sunflower Bouquet
Vinyet Etc. – Fall Cloche with Thrifted Finds
Sweet Pea – Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Block Pumpkins
What Meegan Makes – How To Make a Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece
Postcards From The Ridge – Decorating Ideas That Will Make Your Wallet Happy
Lora B. Create & Ponder – DIY Plaid Flannel Coasters
The Tattered Pew – How To Quickly Get The Look of Aged Copper
I Should Be Mopping The Floor –White and Blue Fall Decor in the Kitchen
Chas’ Crazy Creations – Fall Nature Decorating An Easy How To Guide
Cottage On Bunker Hill – Dried Wheat Centerpiece