Happy first day of October! This is absolutely by far my most favorite time of year. The leaves change, cooler weather rolls in, footballs on in the background and something hot is simmering on the stove. And despite the abnormal heat (today is suppose to be 81), I do feel fall in the air. I’m refusing to ware tank tops and flip flops anymore and have replaced them with my puffy vest and my boots. I’m a happy girl.
I’m also making a few changes around the house. As I mentioned in my Spooky Halloween Candle post (if you need a reminder you can find that here), I don’t usually decorate for Halloween, I do however love to add touches that inspire a sense of the changing seasons. But this year I AM trying to add a few things here and there that are traditionally known to represent Halloween. Just like my new Jack-o’-lantern planter I made the other day.
In lieu of a traditional Jack-o’-lantern I decided to use a flower pot I had lying around instead. This was so quick and easy and totally transformed my front porch from summer, as seen below, to fall.
First, I took an old flower pot and spray painted it a rust color, let it dry and then drew a traditional jack-o’-lantern face on the front.
Next, I took some twine and wrapped it around the top to give it a little rustic vibe and to add a some interest. Last, I planted some autumn inspired plants that will last well into November, and they also kind of look like then stem of the pumpkin.
I love my new little front door greeter! Hope you all have a lovely first day of October!