Our “Thrifty Style Team” is back this month with 12 home decorating ideas for October 🎃. My contribution is all about using what you have in your yard, and spreading the love into your window box. I ended up creating an “Affordable Fall Ornamental Cabbage Window Box” using the existing annuals I already had in place in my window box. The more I looked around the yard at all of the lush summer annuals and perennials (some alive, some not!), the more I was able to produce a beautiful creation for our window.
Here’s the window box right before I attacked it 😆!
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Affordable Fall Ornamental Cabbage Window Box the “Before”
The window box looked fluffy white, and so healthy (except for the Geraniums that were on their last petal). All that watering and attention I gave over the summer months had really paid off. At first I thought, I would just stick a few pumpkins in there from our “Cascading Fall Steps“, but then I figured I should spread some of the love even more 😊.
Affordable Fall Ornamental Cabbage Window Box the “After”
I needed to use some of that gorgeous ornamental cabbage from the steps, so I picked the prettiest cabbage from our steps and stuffed it in there. I guess you could call it “stuffed cabbage” 😆…
Oh my goodness, I got so excited because it looked so pretty nestled in amongst the existing white flowers (do you know what those are?). I was on a roll, so I kept going acting like I was some kind of a professional floral designer out there with my cool gardening gloves, and green pumpkins. Seriously though, all I had to do was add a few white mini pumpkins, and gourds to both sides of the ornamental cabbage (by the way you can plant ornamental cabbage in your yard and it will come back 1-2 years I’m told).
Affordable Fall Ornamental Cabbage Window Box Even Better Using What is in the Yard
While I was acting like a cool redheaded lady out there, inspiration struck again. I looked down and noticed our orange Lily perennials were drying up. Every year I pick these long hollow stick-like things out of our landscaping because they kind of are an eyesore.
Once I picked them all out (they pull out easily) I bunched them together and thought they looked so rustic and pretty. I bet this dried up Lily bunch would cost a fortune in the craft store, right? I instantly knew they would add a little pizazz to the back of the window box.
Beautiful Fall Window Box with Fall Cascading Steps
Well, I’ll be darned. The dried up Lilies looked so cute stuck in the back. I was absolutely shocked how easily it all came together like that. I really had no plan (I swear), but once I got going it got easier. Our neighbor probably thought, “Wow, that lady is good.” I would say to him, “Why yes…she is (sometimes)!” 😆
You’re in for a treat! There’s so much more affordable home decorating to sift through, yet! Please let my friends from the Thrifty Style Team below know that you are coming from Red’s house. I’ll be following you over there, because I haven’t seen their entire projects yet.
All we need now is some warm cider & donuts…
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