Fall Container Design: #003; Artificial Flowers, Apple Baskets, and Native American Figures

img 1928 768x1024 Fall Container Design: #003; Artificial Flowers, Apple Baskets, and Native American Figures

Not every container design needs to be comprised of the real McCoy. Artificial flowers and craft store finds can be combined to make cheerful displays in large containers to welcome guests to your home.  In these designs I used items found entirely at Michaels Crafts Stores to create a few displays in the courtyard of a local nursing home.

To mimic the design above here’s what you need:

  • One poseable female doll
  • Two plastic sheaves of wheat
  • One bunch of artificial Mum flowers
  • One or two artificial leaf garlands to ring around the inside of the pot
  • One basket
  • 5-10 life-like apples
  • One, two to three foot tall painted shovels (to anchor the doll to)
  • Four tall berry covered Twigs
  • An optional large cluster of faux ornamental grass (to place behind the doll if the rear of the doll will be visible)

To mimic the design on right here’s what you need:

  • img 1929 768x1024 Fall Container Design: #003; Artificial Flowers, Apple Baskets, and Native American FiguresOne poseable male doll
  • One, two to three foot painted shovel
  • One pumpkin
  • Two bunches of artificial Mums
  • One cluster of plastic wheat
  • One or two leaf garlands to ring around the inside of the pot
  • One or two small clusters of natural looking grasses
  • A few small “floral pics” of glittered leaves, or fall berries and pinecones


Arrange the center of the pot with the dolls, and the “shovels.” Tether one or two legs of the dolls to the shovel with twist ties or floral wire to anchor it.  Surround the interior of the pot with the leaf garlands, and arrange the flowers, apples, and pumpkins around the center to greet your guests and neighbors as they approach your house.

It doesn’t take much time to create these displays once you have purchased the supplies, and unlike live flowers, these decorations can be stored in rubber containers after the season and re-purposed next year in a new way. Try your hand at arranging a faux harvest floral display this year, and expect to hear the compliments roll in from your friends and family.

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  1. Sonia Tafoya says:

    Great idea! I Love it! Where were you able to find the Native American dolls? How tall are they? Are the on a stick?

    Sonia Tafoya
    sonia.tafoya@gmail.com

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