I’m always looking for a fun way to jazz up my front entry-way and nothing says “Autumn” like galvanized tub full of interesting seasonal items illuminated from below with lights.
These projects also liven up an entryway table, countertop or with a set of battery lights, make a lovely centerpiece. (Just watch for height if you plan to leave it in place during dinner.)
So, it’s time to fill a galvanized tub 3 ways!
Items needed for this project:
A galvanized tub – we like this oval version available at feed stores, some home stores and possibly your local hardware store. This tub was purchased online at http://www.vintagetub.com/
A string of white mini lights on either green or white wire (we used a string of 50 white mini lights on green wire)
Pumpkins – real or fake (find the fake ones at your local craft store) Since I live in Texas, we tend to stick with faux squash when decorating outside. We’ve seen carved pumpkins crumble and dissolve before our eyes…..
Fabric of your choice
Gourds – real or fake
A riser – either a platform or box with do nicely
Some leaves for “filler” – either real or fake (as shown here)
Logs, leaves, mason jars, other fun stuff you probably have in your home decor stash
Setup #1 Celebrate Autumn
- Pop in the riser
- Add the mums (Don’t you love the yellow? Burnt Orange or purple would certainly work just as well – especially if you were shooting for a TCU themed entryway.)
- Gently toss in the lights making sure the male plug is at the back of the tub
- Add the pumpkin and all the other stuff.
Wasn’t that easy?
Setup #2 Pumpkins Galore
Make a few changes. Ditch the mums and use a couple different color pumpkins. Add a teal mason jar, white tulle and a couple of hydrangea floral accents. This arrangement makes a lovely sideboard or indoor entryway accent.
Setup #3 Winter Wonderland
Change to a Winter-y theme in late December or January with red and black plaid fabric, a couple of Aspen logs, your lights and some real or fake pink branches.