The fall season makes me so excited for festive decor– inside and out. We have a lot of fall birthdays in our family circle, so with that in mind I thought I would share a fun and easy gift idea for a friend, hostess, or family member. I stumbled upon these wooden planters on the Magnolia Market website. They were in the clearance section in a couple different sizes. I picked the largest size so it could be used on a front porch or as a table centerpiece inside.
There are a lot of options for what to put inside. I thought a stack of painted pumpkins would be a nice fall touch, but I ultimately went with succulents. I love plants and greenery is always inviting. I found these liners at Home Depot for $.20 each and I lined the bottom and side of the box with foil for an added layer of moisture protection. I wanted to be able to switch out the plants with mason jars for silverware, or markers, without the box being damaged. The moss is at Michaels for $7, but if you have their 50% coupon you are winning!
After lining the inside of the planter with the foil I added the circle liners. I only needed three liners to fill the large version of this planter box so if you order a smaller size you could get away with less.
Home Depot also offers a variety 6 pack of succulents for only $8. Armstrong’s had them for $5 each plant, so Home Depot was a significant savings. I put three succulents in each circle liner and added soil around the plants base to hold them in place.
After all the plants were in place, I filled in the gaps with moss to hide where soil was visible. I also put moss around the outer edges to give it a more finished look.
Magnolia Market also had these white “Welcome” signs and mini chalk boards so I added those to the basket using twine.
So there you have it. A simple way to add a personal touch to a gift that will last well past the celebration!