Fall Whiskey Barrel

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Whiskey Barrel Decorate For Fall Using Mums, Pumpkins, and Kale with a Small Solar Landscape Light to Show it All Off at Night Im staying true to my simple fall decorating. Im back with more mums, pumpkins, and I did add a little kale to the mix this time. In an upcoming post you will see that hubby and I have gutted and redid our landscaping around the cabin and today Im going to show you a glimpse of how I decorated the whiskey barrels. 

Whiskey Barrel Decorate For Fall Using Mums, Pumpkins, and Kale with a Small Solar Landscape Light to Show it All Off at Night

I made it simple on myself I purchased 3 pumpkins and the mums from a local farmer and grabbed the flowering kale from the nursery. I normally over buy but this year I had just the perfect amount to stuff into the half barrels. It has already turned chilly during the day, low 50’s, and we are expecting a heavy frost on Sunday so I hope the barrels look nice for a while yet. I guess I’ll have to cover them up just to make sure. 

Whiskey Barrel Decorate For Fall Using Mums, Pumpkins, and Kale with a Small Solar Landscape Light to Show it All Off at Night So here’s the planter all loaded with goodies. I know it’s super simple, and super easy but that was the look I wanted this year. We’re getting so many things checked off our to-do-list that simple was the name of the game. 

Whiskey Barrel Decorate For Fall Using Mums, Pumpkins, and Kale with a Small Solar Landscape Light to Show it All Off at Night Did you happen to notice my small solar light I have tucked in by the pumpkin? It sure shows off the barrel at night.  Come back later in the week and I will show you the new landscaping, and you can see how the whiskey barrels fit into the plan. 

Whiskey Barrel Decorate For Fall Using Mums, Pumpkins, and Kale with a Small Solar Landscape Light to Show it All Off at Night

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  1. says

    Very, very pretty Dawn…Love the mix of the pumpkin and the cabbage with the mums….and I love the idea of the solar light in the barrel!….going to use your great idea!

    • says

      Shirley thank you for dropping in, I am enjoying the mix too. It looks so nice when I come up the drive and spot it.

  2. Diane says

    I’m a mum girl too, and they always look great in whiskey barrels. Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Diane, mums are beautiful for sure and I love the color variety they come in.

  3. susanjc says

    Looks very nice, Dawn! Can’t wait to see your landscaping!

    • says

      Thank you Susan I was so happy to get it all done while we still had nice weather.

    • says

      Catherine yes I think fall is my favorite season here in Michigan I love all the color it brings, and spring runs a close second.

  4. says

    I love your whiskey barrel. We are friends with the wine maker at a huge winery and I have asked him for a wine barrel. I need to remind him.

    • says

      Carol yes you do. You could do so many things with it. My hubby was just in Kentucky so I put him on the mission of finding me some.

  5. crafty.grandma says

    Hi… Your barrel looks beautiful!!!! My moms are in the ground but are fully bloomed like crazy….must be the nightfrost we’ve been getting !!! I found a orange pumpkin shaped solar light at the dollar store and stuck it in the middle of my yellow mums and they look beautiful at night. The white ones have the same solar light and our street lights give off a yellow tinge which reflects into my white mums….wish there was a way to take a picture but it starts to rain every time I try!!! LOL!!! thanks for the share and inspiration as always

    • says

      I can’t get mums to grow in the ground for anything so I gave up trying. Yes we are getting frost here too but so far the mums look good. I will start covering them from here on out at night just to make sure I can enjoy them a little longer.

  6. Emilee Douglas says

    LOVE the whiskey barrel! I’m going to try it!

    • says

      How fun Emilee they are a item to add to landscaping and change out with the seasons.

  7. says

    My goodness! It sure is chilly in your neck of the woods! I would love to put mums and pumpkins in our whiskey barrel, but the summer annuals in it are still blooming. I’m still wearing shorts and flip-flops but it will start cooling down here soon. Love the idea of putting a solar light in the barrel!

    • says

      Jane I have my heat on here and we have already had frost.

  8. says

    Very pretty Dawn! I put a couple of those solar lights in my new flower beds and love the look of them at night.

    Judy

    • says

      Judy isn’t it amazing how a little light can change the whole look?

    • says

      Thank you Kris ๐Ÿ™‚ Has it turned cold there too yet?

  9. Deborah Vicari says

    Hi Dawn!! I love love the whiskey barrels – can’t wait to do this with mine!

    • says

      Deb I decorate mine for every season, it’s such a fun and easy way to bring in a little color to the landscape design.

  10. R. Trubey says

    This is probably a dumb question, but what do you put in the bottom of the barrel so the mums are high, etc?

    • says

      The barrels are 3/4 full of dirt. I plant seasonal flowers in them and when the frost kills them I put the mums and pumpkins in them.

  11. says

    What a great idea and it looks so festive, I bet at night with the solar lights it looks really neat ๐Ÿ™‚ The Wednesday “To Grandma’s House We Go” link party just started over at grandmashousediy.com and I thought you might be interested in joining it, thanks!

    • says

      Tarah, thank you for the invite and taking the time to check out my Fall Whiskey Barrel ๐Ÿ™‚

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