And on either side of the door I wanted to somehow re-use the plant urns (which I picked up for $10 each from Christmas Tree Shops) that were there during the summer (they were filled with red geraniums):
I'd seen an idea in magazines where flat cinderella pumpkins were stacked for some neat height and color variations, like this:
I bought our pumpkins at our local grocery store, which sadly only had regular round pumpkins, but they did have white and orange. So I picked up 2 large orange, 2 medium-sized white, 2 small orange and headed home to get stackin! :)
I left some dirt in the urns so that they were 3/4 full, then I sat a large orange pumpkin inside each of them. Next I stacked a medium white pumpkin on top of that and it looked like this:
To get the small pumpkin to sit securely at the top of the stack, I carved out a little notch at the bottom so it would sit over top of the white pumpkin's stem:
Then I plopped it on top, like so:
The fact that my plant urns are white and the color stacking worked out to white, orange, white, orange was a happy accident too! :)
Here's a side-by-side before and after of the porch.
Now that Thanksgiving is a week away (and the white pumpkins are wilting since they've been out since Septmember and apparently don't hold up as well as the orange ones) I've got a little something up my sleeve for a Turkey Day design.
**Here's a hint: I was at Michael's earlier today and bought some feathers, googly eyes, wooden craft chips and red balloons. Any guesses?..... :)