As much as many of us really enjoy gardening, having a green thumb is harder and takes considerably more effort – and luck – than you might have thought going in. That said, even the greenest of gardening thumbs can struggle from time to time with certain plants, seasons, etc.

If you’ve got a bunch of dead potted plants sitting around your deck or your front porch, I’ve got some good news for you – they might still technically count as decor.

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People are using Rustoleum spray to turn their brown, sad, dead plants into decorations that are honestly quite pretty and look as if they might have come from a store.

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My favorites are the dead mums (every year, I swear, no matter how hard I try) that have been spray painted red or blue and lit up to become holiday decorations.

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That’s a great way to feel as if you got your money’s worth out of those mums, right?

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People make them in all sorts of colors, and any dead potted flowers are fair game.

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These pinks and purples are bright and fun for spring and summer, and no matter how hot it gets, you won’t have to water them – bonus!

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I’m not say you want to go into the season – or any season – with plant murder in mind, but when the inevitable happens, don’t you think those plants would be happier still looking pretty than dumped in the trash?

I think we all know the answer to that.

I can’t wait to see your creations!