New Fall Tradition: Backyard Hay Maze
This blog post is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement, but all opinions are my own.
Fall is officially here tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I have been in Fall mode for the last month and a half, haha but who’s counting. Most people get excited about the weather change, but here in Louisiana we don’t ever get true Fall weather. It’s something about the orange and brown hues and the pumpkins and hay, though, that gets my family and I so excited.
Fall definitely looks a bit different for us this year. Despite the difference, Fall still marks the beginning of a festive season of family and friends coming together for long-standing fall traditions. One of our favorite fall traditions is going to the hay maze as a family. In the past, we took tons of pictures and had races to see who could get through the hay maze fastest.
Since social distancing is very much a thing, we decided to bring the hay maze to our own backyard. Thankfully, we were able to get everything we needed from Lowe’s! Nothing like a one stop shop. I will be sharing with you “how-to” build your very own hay maze in your own backyard.
Check out the before video and the after video. I was pretty happy with the end result, and if you follow this step by step guide, you will be happy with your end result too!
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED FOR PROJECT:
· (15) - Flora Craft Barley Straw - Depending on how big you want the maze to be, the amount you will need may vary. Each pack covers up to 35 square feet.
· (4) - Petra Croton Plant – These just add that special touch of fall that we all love.
· (4) – 3-Quart Orange Mum in Pot
· (1) – Hello Fall Sign
· (1) – Metal Scarecrow
· (1) – Triple Stack Tabletop Pumpkin
· (1) – Large Triple Stack Pumpkins
· (2) - Large Orange Pumpkins
· (3) – Medium Orange Pumpkins
· (2) – Medium White Pumpkins
MATERIALS THAT CAN ENHANCE YOUR HAY MAZE EVEN FURTHER:
· (1) – White Milk Jug
· (1) – Girl Scarecrow with Unlit Lights
· (2) – Decorative Lanterns
· (1) – Fall truck
STEPS TO BUILDING YOUR BACKYARD HAY MAZE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO ENJOY:
1. FloraCraft Barley Straw – Take each pack and position it in the shape of the maze you would like to configure. We chose the U-Shape because we have kids that we didn’t want to confuse. It is important to keep the straw packaged until set up is complete.
2. Add in the Petra Croton plants evenly throughout the hay maze set up.
3. To make the straw stretch a bit, we also added in the Mum pots! It also adds a special touch to the maze.
4. Add in fall sign, metal scarecrow, and girl scarecrow! Be sure to space them out throughout the hay maze. Proportions are everything!
5. Add in all pumpkins. The large stackable pumpkins really make a statement, so be sure to put them in a space that they will sign on their own. We put ours at the beginning of the maze!
6. Add in lanterns + Fall truck + white milk jug.
7. Once set up is complete, you will need to assess how all items are arranged. Be sure that everything is equally spaced out.
8. Viola! Hay Maze is completed!
I will be the first to tell you that I am not the craftiest person, but building our own hay maze in our own back yard was super simple and a ton of fun! It was inexpensive too. The best part about it is that it is a set up that we can enjoy all Fall long. We can also re-purpose some of the items and use them throughout our home as we continue to decorate for this amazing season.
I honestly had no idea how much of a one- stop shop Lowe’s Home Improvement truly is until we started working on this project. This Fall will definitely be one to remember as we started of our very own Fall tradition – backyard hay mazes. Now, it’s your turn. Ready. Set. Go!
As always, thanks for reading and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me or DM me on Instagram.