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!
What are your best tips and tricks for boosting a home’s curb appeal? I would love to hear!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
I love these ideas. I’m always looking for new ways to dress up flower pots. I’d love it if you brought these over to What’d You Do This Weekend?
Have a great week,
You’re pots look fantastic! What a great, fun way to add personality to boring flower pots. Moving is never fun. I’ve done it 15 times in the last 28 yrs (military). It is those little details that will help get people through your front door. Good luck!
Amy @ Positively Splendid says
Thanks so much, DeAndrea! You are quite the moving expert!
Here’s another idea to embellish your garden plant pots and make them a focal point in your garden — DIY plant pot slipcovers made from kids’ old clothes! You can check them out here: http://lavishandlime.blogspot.ca/2013/04/diy-plant-pot-slipcovers.html
These hanging baskets are so cute and will look great hanging on the front porch. Especially now in the Spring time!