10.27.2009

Keeping It Green DIY

Although fall is my favorite season it does make me sad to see my garden fade. Most of the front garden is evergreen, but the porch which normally houses a few pots of flowers was looking bare. This time around I wanted something that would last and that was easy to manage. I really just did not want to have to think about it too much, so instead of flowers I used reindeer moss that had been dyed a bright green. I bought it from a local garden shop and could not be more pleased with the outcome.


Creating this look was super easy. I simply hot glued the moss to a half round circle that I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics. The circle fit perfectly into the mouth of my pot and stays there quite nicely. Ugly on the bottom...


Fabulous on the top...



A little color in the garden could not make me any happier.

42 comments:

Federica said...

Looks great!
Hugs,
Federica.

Chelsea said...

love this!! i like fall a lot but i don't normally like a lot of the fall decorations out there. this is so pretty!

Kasey said...

beautiful. I love that table...
xo

Design Esquire said...

Love it! It adds that needed burst of color.

eco-stylista said...

It turned out really well. I like the simple tabletop display wou created.

Ms. Bright said...

Paula! This is both simple and stunning!! I love using moss as a simple burst of green/color. I also love that plant stand with the slate-looking top! Simply beautiful!

ms. less is always more said...

What a great look for the transition of seasons! I may have to snag this idea!

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

CUTE!

Smitten Design said...

What a great idea! Your home looks so lovely.

nkp said...

That looks gorgeous and would make for a great magazine cover. Seriously! I love your porch and your shutters.

By the way, the moss really does last...I was cutting back some branches from my birch trees a few years back and decided they looked too pretty to toss. So I got some florist foam, squeezed it into a vintage glass bowl, covered the top with reindeer moss and artfully arranged the branches. It's been on display for years, literally, and still looks good! {great minds...}

nikki r said...

i love it. with the contrast of the white. so simple and perfect. i could rock there with coffee all day.

jeannie said...

I love that pop of color. Looks great!

Katie said...

how fun!

la la Lovely said...

So fresh and so pretty! Love it!

Julia said...

What a great idea! It turned out beautifully!

Full House said...

Ooh I sure do hope they have some of that moss & my local garden store. I love it!

P.S. - We both have that same old singer machine except yours has a better top on it.

Jackie said...

I just love reindeer moss. The pots look great with the burst of bright green. And I still can't get over how much I love your porch. Can I come over and rock awhile?

My name is Erin. said...

Very sweet. Great idea!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I couldn't agree more. I've been dying for something just like this - thanks for the inspiration to do something about it! :)

abigail said...

that moss is such an amazing color! looks so great.

Mimi said...

Nicely done! Love moss...always looks so great..I really love the green you chose. Perfect!

Pink to Green said...

Great job; this pop of color looks fantastic on your porch. It's always nice to see some green, no matter what time of year.

LindsB said...

Such a great idea- I think I might have to copy that one :)

Vivi said...

I love this idea! And those moments of green just pop against the background (and it makes such a lovely image too). You don't need more than this...

Jennifer said...

love those urns!

Estelle said...

Oh this looks so refreshing and welcoming.

kristine said...

Love it! What a great idea! And you don't have to water it...the best part!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

LOVE the simple white with a bright burst of yellow/green! It's gorge!

Char said...

oh, great idea - love it

Blair said...

Oh it is fabulous!!! Love it. So glad you liked my inspiration board!:) Hope you husband approves!

Joyce said...

A perfect splash of color! I love it.xo

Rachel Follett said...

I love easy and simple this project is. Beautiful!!

a pina colada said...

What a great idea! I finally cleaned up all my flower pots and garden, etc. last weekend and I need to get motivated to do something on my porch for fall/winter. Thanks for the nudge.

Amy said...

is that your cute house?? love it!

Hanako66 said...

that looks seriously gorgeous!

Dallas Shaw said...

love it
dallas
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Dallas Shaw said...

love it
dallas
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Molly Jean said...

so crazy about this! and it looks breathtaking with that pumpkin & those chairs! you may have just inspired me to do a lil DIY-ing this weekend!

Gracie said...

That looks awesome! The green really stands out but suits the whole colour and decoration scheme.

megan said...

love the look! love the urns! love the singer table!

Kare said...

I love this, and am pretty sure I need to do this myself, immediately. :) Thanks!

this blessed nest said...

hello!

visiting via "Full House". this is just simple and beautiful. i was just thinking to myself, how sad i will be when the dull winter garden arrives. this will bring some life & color back for the dull season. thanks!