Nothing can enhance a home’s curb appeal more quickly than a colorful container garden, and I especially love to add character to our front porch with hanging baskets. Pre-planted hanging baskets can be very affordable, but the problem with many of them is that they lack pizzazz. Today I’m sharing a super quick, super easy way to spruce them up with adhesive vinyl!
If you follow along on Facebook, Instagram or Google+, you have likely seen my updates regarding our upcoming move from Tennessee to Texas. The last few weeks have been spent getting our current home ready to put on the market, and one of the first places I chose to start was our front porch. Curb appeal can truly make or break the marketability of a home!
Geraniums are some of my favorite flowers, and when I happened upon some gorgeous hanging geranium baskets at Lowe’s for under $10 apiece last week, I seized the opportunity and bought two! I wasn’t crazy about the plain containers they happened to come in, but with a bit of creativity (and some help from my Silhouette CAMEO), I turned this simple beauty…
…into what you see above! The small touches really can take something from everyday to special, don’t you think? And the total time investment to cut the embellishments for each pot and then adhere them was about 10 minutes. Not too shabby! (Don’t have a die-cutter in your arsenal of crafting tools? Consider using stencils and paint pens to create the same effect!)
In my curb appeal-boosting quest, I absolutely loved the tips found in this article on the Homes.com blog. I completely agree with their recommendation that creating a pretty container garden can instantly increase a home’s appeal, like I do every year with my tiered terracotta planters…
…and with the fabric-decoupaged clay pots that I shared last month.
Hanging on my shepherd’s hook in our front bed, my vibrant red geraniums will greet each guest to our home with a cheerful hello. Paired with the containers I shared last week, these special little touches are allowing our front porch to come along quite nicely!