Updated: Sep 1
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Wow! And what a lovely porch it is! There are so many wonderful ideas here; mums on mass, pumpkins galore, cornstalks a plenty, spiky grasses, fun lighting and hints of vintage!
All of these ideas can be done on a smaller scale, and on a smaller porch.
This month's Blog.... Fall Porch Ideas;
one porch, eight ways!
1- Fall Garland Porch
I layered my autumn garland onto my lighted grapevine garland. The garland is from my show prop stash. (I explain how to make it below) All of the autumn colors and twinkle lights are the best! I repurposed some planters from my garden, they fit perfect on each side of the door to create symmetry. After putting a box inside each planter, I piled pumpkins on top. Then I added fall foliage here and there for filler and color. The berries on my wreath were florescent orange, so I watered down some brown craft paint, loosely brushed on the berries to tone them down. Then sprayed with a clear coat. Finally, a lovely coir doormat mat. Welcome fall!
🍁doormat & wreath- Homegoods, pumpkins & autumn garland- Michaels
🍁Grapevine Garland; Simply stretch grapevine garland out on table or counter, (might have to weigh down ends with books, it's tightly coiled) tie raffia all along garland, then attach lights with floral wire all along the length. (I used two grapevine garlands and floral wired them together before adding lights) For extra fullness, I wove 3" burlap ribbon through the garland.
2- Nautical Porch
I really wanted to incorporate my vintage sign for this nautical porch! My r.k.c Shoreline Pillow, gives a little pop of color complimenting the orange pumpkins. The driftwood wreath is something I have had for awhile, it seems to fit the nautical theme. The chair was brought up from the downstairs deck. I love how this turned out! See how you can make your own coastal pumpkins below. 👇
🍁Faux pumpkins, corn stalks- Michaels , adirondack chair - ACE Hardware, Gray buffalo plaid pillow- Homegoods. Shoreline Octopus Pillow found here
I carved these faux beach pumpkins
a few years ago.
I simply etched off the top
surface with a Dremel tool.
I cannot find my tutorial I created, so I am sharing a good tutorial I found from Lowes.
Foam pumpkins can be found at craft stores,
and at the dollar stores.
A little messy, but fun. I carved mine
outside on my patio.
Lowes Tutorial here
3- Boho Porch
I love the personality this porch portrays. All of the subtle colors pop against the robin egg blue door! The woodland chair has donned many of our gardens, as we have moved from state to state years past. It is made of "swamp twig", soaked and bent. I brought out some boho accessaries from my r.k.c stash to complete the look. I love the character of this Boho Porch!
🍁Get the boho look; r.k.c Mojave Pillow, Tassel Wall Hanging and Succulent Wreath found here pumpkins; Michaels
4- Twinkle Light & Lantern Garland
Something about twinkle lights, I love them year round! I put them up at Christmas, I hang them around my porch come springtime, light up our deck in the summertime. Now mini lights mixed with grapevine, raffia with a touch of burlap, is the perfect ambience for fall! As you can see my lanterns are weathered from outdoor patio use, I love the ambience candles bring. You can fill your lanterns up with pumpkins or twinkle lights too!
A "welcome" doormat gives the final touch!🍁
🍁Lanterns- my own, available craft stores & home decor stores, pumpkins- Michaels, wreath, doormat - Homegoods
5- Welcome Porch
Welcome, harvest time! Looks like a days worth of gathering pumpkins and gourds down on the farm! Simple arrangement, but I love the farmhouse feel of it! Sometimes less is more!
🍁Wreath- Homegoods, sign, pumpkins, cornstalk - Michaels, chair- IKEA
Sorry to interrupt your browsing....
Fall is here and pumpkin everything is on my mind!
I must share one of my favorite fall recipes, it is delish!
Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread
6- Grasses & Pumpkins Porch
When you have a door that is set off to one side, it is hard to create a symmetrical design. I was thrilled to find two narrow planters in my garden, so I swapped out the flowers that were in them. They work! I didn't think it would fit without obstructing the entryway. But I think a little overlap in the doorway is no biggie, I love it! I created the burlap wreath and added some autumn floral picks. See how you can make your own burlap wreath below.👇 Adding a doormat to this classic, symmetrical display, was the perfect touch it needed! I love layering doormats! If there is already a sign or pillow with a message out on the porch, I felt a graphic doormat might be too much.
So this "hello" doormat really pops on it's own!
Doormat? Or no doormat?
See how to make the cute burlap wreath below👇
🍁pumpkins & grasses; Michaels, doormat; Homegoods, wreath- DIY
I love to switch my wreaths out for the seasons!
Here is a cute Burlap Wreath easy to create!
3 rolls of 10 yds each (Michaels)
hot glue , to glue end pieces
wreath frame; craft stores or dollar stores
Burlap Wreath Tutorial
Step 1- line up all three rolls of burlap on top of each other
Step 2 - secure the end bundle of three to wreath frame tightly with zip tie, we will trim later
Step 3 - lining up your bundle of 3, make a loop and attach another zip tie about 3" from the other zip tie as shown.
Step 4 - We will be fanning out the loops in the end.
Step 5 - Continue making loops around the wreath
Step 6, 7, 8 - when wreath loops are done trim the bundle of three, you can dab some hot glue on edge to secure, or leave it. The burlap seems to hold in place when the zip ties are tight.
Step 9 - loops done
Step 10 - fan out loops
Step 11 - continue fanning out loops all around the wreath
Step 12 - should look like this
Step 13 - turn over and trim zip ties
Fini! Add seasonal decorations to your wreath, secure with floral wire for easy removal.
7- Hello Fall Porch
I love this ALL white pumpkin display with organic stalks, mosses and basket. The wreath is the burlap wreath shown in the tutorial above. On this wreath, I switched fall autumn picks out to white, fall foliage. Again, having a front door off-center, I find it practical to do an asymmetric porch design. Having the wreath on the door seems to balance it out. The fall message is on the pillow this time, instead of the doormat. Love it!
🍁Hello Fall Pillow; Homegoods, cornstalks, basket & pumpkins; Michaels, chair; IKEA
8- Grand Finale Porch... I am doing it all !!!
Mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, signs, twinkle lights and pillows! Woo hoo! What do you think?
Last year I decided to use faux pumpkins and mums, so I could bring them out and use them every year, instead of having to throw them out. They are so realistic these days!🎃 I love the little pumpkin doormat!
🍁Pumpkin Patch sign, pumpkin doormat, mums- JOANN Fabric and Crafts, wreath, pillow- Homegoods, fall garland, cornstalks, welcome sign, pumpkins- Michaels, bushel baskets- (show stash)Amazon
One porch, eight ways! The choices are endless! Do you have a favorite? This was such a fun blog to do! I am a fan of the traditional mums and pumpkins with pops of vintage, but I also like to shake it up now and again! Keep it simple, or do it up big!
Next month, the October Blog; 🍁My Favorite Fall Things🍁
photos- MapleCreekMarket, RandiK.Collection, quote-Pinterest/pinning
products- JOANN Fabric and Crafts, Michaels, Homegoods, ACE Hardware, RandiK.Collection , Amazon, IKEA
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