I picked up a couple of mums this weekend at the grocery store. I knew we were hosting Nathan's party and thought they would add a bit a fall.
When I put them out on the front porch, they looked like this:
pretty...but I hated the plastic pots! I didn't have much time to replant so instead, I jazzed up those plastic pots with a bit of burlap. Burlap is using to find and is cheap!
Here is what I did:
Cut long pieces of burlap, wide enough to cover the pot and long enough to wrap around and secure.
Grab the piece and wrap it around the pot. If I had enough, I would have just tied the ends around the back! Instead, I gathered the ends and overlapped them.
I grabbed a large safety pin (because I am all about pretty and easy!) and pinned the ends together!
To hid the ugly pin, I just flipped up a piece of burlap and tucked it over the pin...
Same pots, with a bit more class and a bit more interest:
And my front porch...it is a work in progress! Pumpkins are needed!
Regardless, the burlap wrapped mums are pretty! It is amazing how such a simple trick can make such a big impact! It doesn't take a lot of time or money to make improvements!