Upcycled Fall Decor {DIY Plant Box}

How was your weekend?  Great I hope.  I still haven't gotten around to decorating my front porch or front door for fall.
I did manage to squeeze one project in this weekend though (between the errand running, child rearing, grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning.  My yard has been totally neglected lately).
You know those cute little mums that come out at the home improvement centers this time of year?  The ones that are under two bucks?
Well, I wanted to use them to decorate my mantle, but still be able to move them into the pots in my back yard (before I kill them in my house).  So, I wanted a quick, easy, and cheap (I know you're shocked, right?) solution.  Here's what I came up with and it's eco-friendly to boot.

Here's a little tutorial I put together for ya when I should have been sleeping.  So, sorry if some of the pictures aren't great because I did this project at night.

And there you go!  I made three of them to go onto my fall mantel.  You could also put some florist foam block in the bottom and put fresh flowers into it, since it's water tight.

Here are the supplies I used on this project.
  • Old milk cartons (no they don't stink if you wash them out well and let dry thoroughly, in case you were wondering).
  • Brown paper (Olive Garden take out bag.  See, when you don't spend a lot of money on home decor, you can splurge and get take out!).
  • White burlap (already had it).
  • Glue gun (carry  it on me at all times with a holster).
  • Ribbon ($2.00)
  • Mums ($5.47 for 3)
I did make three of these which I'm planning on putting onto my mantle.  I started making a jute mirror this weekend also, but ran out of jute Saturday night and since I got it at Hobby Lobby, couldn't get anymore on Sunday.  I may, or may not, have the mirror ready to show you this week?  I do like to sleep sometimes.
Have a fabulous day!
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