The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Spray painting sticks and hiding dirt…

I may have previously mentioned that I loves me some sticks.  When a storm blows through and there are sticks and branches all over the neighborhood, I become Crazy Stick Lady.  I  stop in the neighborhood and grab branches out of the street and embarrass my kids.  I am A-OK with that.
Sticks are free and versatile.  I use them all the time ( just click here to see how much ) and today, they are helping me deal with an area that is in the process of being landscaped… all while getting my Halloween on.

 I am slowly filling up this bare flower bed with pumpkins and branches that have been spray painted black for Halloween.

 Mums, yellow pansies and little pumpkins in a black pot say fall to me.  However, shove some black sticks and branches into the middle and I can claim Halloween decor.

 Find your sticks and branches, buy the cheapest black spray paint you can get your hands on and paint them.    Let them dry and twist them into the dirt in your planter.

 I’ve done this with a couple of planters…

 This silver pot has a smaller pot inside of it.  The pumpkin rests on the smaller pot, while creating a 2 to 3 inch gap to insert more black sticks.

Black sticks and branches on this ledge make a simple Halloween vignette.  I like it even more because it’s dirt cheap to put together.  Holiday decor shouldn’t cost a lot.  Especially when your materials fall right out of the sky.  
Or at least from the tree in front of your house…

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Connie said...

October 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm
My little boy adores stick hunting! I need to borrow some from his collection.

Felicia Kramer said...

October 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm
I pick up sticks all the time too! I once dragged home a BIG stick - a large branch that had come down in a storm. It's on my patio while I try to decide what to do with it.

At The Picket Fence said...

October 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm
"Crazy Stick Lady"...LOL! I think being embarrassed by their parents builds character in kids, don't you? :-) Love the black branches and sticks and I may just have to become the crazy stick lady of my neighborhood now!

Lori E said...

October 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm
Heaven help your neighbors if there are no sticks on the ground one year. Viv will be out there pruning the trees for them.

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

October 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm
Better then being the crazy cat lady!!

The pot with the crow/pumpkin/stick combo is my fav. Like it lots =)
6. said...

October 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm
I love sticks, you're not crazy!

Lesley said...

October 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm
Love this! I have painted white sticks outside my house right now but I think I'll paint them black and stick some black birds on them for good measure!

THIS IS ME....ONLINE said...

October 13, 2011 at 2:13 am
Crows and sticks and pumpkins, oh, my! They are really multiplying. Looks really good. I love Fall decor. I think it is my favorite.

Myya said...

October 13, 2011 at 4:07 am
I always love your crafty stick stuff. I'm always amazed at how great you can make them look. Ok so I have never seen a house with a outside window ledge like that... I LOVE IT! What a perfect place to decorate.

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

October 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm
Your are now known as my crazy-stick-loving friend.


M.O.T.B said...

October 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm
Looks great! Come see my spray painted wreath!

Gigi Baby said...

October 14, 2011 at 1:54 am
This is awesome!! Thank you so much I am getting so many great ideas and I can't wait to start posting the projects and doing your ideas proud ;)

Loves and likes ya <3

The Elephant of Surprise said...

October 14, 2011 at 4:42 am
Vivienne, what a great blog. Your work is so cute! Thanks for following my blog--I am now a member of yours!

Elz said...

October 16, 2011 at 2:54 am
I needed a little something-something to add some oomph to my Halloween decor. I think this is it! Thanks.

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