Very, very last minute outdoor autumn decor… like minutes!

backyard decor

backyard decor

I have 20 family members coming to Thanksgiving on Thursday!  And, I have jury duty on Tuesday! Yay me!  So I almost blew off my blog for the week…actually.. I saved this in my “Fall 2014″folder.  But maybe one person will be inspired!  Here is my milk can I bought last year at a tag sale. It most recently looked like this: DSC_0038

And, with a fresh coat of paint and some tall grassed cut back with kitchen scissors I came up with this last minute fall décor:

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I am embarrassed (slightly) to admit I had a bale of hay from LAST year hiding out in the corner of the yard. I dragged it around to the back patio and added a few pumpkins from the front:

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And, I tossed a few smaller pie pumpkins into a planter outside my kitchen window:

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!  BE INSPIRED!

Moss is is Like Padding for Planters!

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Yep, this is what I was thinking as I added moss to my planters a few weeks ago. It’s like stuffing a bra! Not that I would know what that is like!  So I grabbed some moss and just stuffed my pots!  moss padding 1 I found my pots looking flat, my pumpkins just laying low! Yes, I am talking about decor!  Here’s my before. See the difference.  before decor

And the after:

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A little moss added a little height to this pumpkin in this vase! I have since added a little more moss to fill the cup (so to speak)!  DSC_0241

I even added moss to my  front porch planters to make a great first impression:
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It probably would have been a good idea to stop before this pot. I think the burlap was just too much!
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LOVING IT! LINKING TO: DIY BY DESIGN  THE BRAMBLEBERRY COTTAGE  THE DIY DREAMER