I got a late start on decorating for Fall, but to be fair, Fall showed up late this year. We were enjoying weather in the mid to high 70's clear up until this past week. And the leaves were still green on my trees. It felt like summer so it seemed odd to decorate my front porch for the Fall season. It started to get cold finally and it was time to harvest the pumpkins from the garden. I grabbed some mums and ornamental cabbage/kale from the cute nursery I help out at, bought some wood crates, and gathered a few other items I had on hand. With the help of my paint sprayer, I created some DIY outdoor Fall decor that hopefully helps our guests feel a warm welcome!
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DIY Outdoor Fall Decor
I really need to refresh the paint on my porch, but it is so cold and I would rather wait until spring. So I ordered a rug that would cover the stains from my summer planters and placed my doormat on top. Since it was gray, I took that as a jumping off point for how the porch would look. I decided to paint the crates a light gray.
I grabbed my Super Finish Max and my spray shelter (it was a bit rainy even though it was sunny). Once I filled the sprayer with the paint I was ready to create some DIY Fall decor!
I bought my crates at Walmart, but you can find them at a thrift store and craft stores too. I liked how the crates were different sizes and styles. I didn't want it to be too matchy-matchy. The darker one soaked up paint more and took an extra coat of paint.
Once it was dry, I stenciled on "Farm Fresh Pumpkins" with a darker gray acrylic paint. I created my own stencil with my cricut machine. but you can also buy ready made stencils at craft stores and on Amazon. It is such an easy DIY project but adds a little something extra to my Fall decorating.
I had some gray baskets out on my back patio that the mums and cabbage fit into perfectly. The mums were in the traditional bushel baskets, which were also cute, but I wanted to keep to the gray color scheme. Plus the woven basket adds a different texture. The crates were a great way to add height and help layer all the home decor.
I got my pumpkins planted late this year and didn't get as many as I normally do before the first frost killed the plants. But I am happy with the cute little ones I did get! They look cute scattered around the porch. You certainly can use faux pumpkins (plastic pumpkins), but I enjoying the process of growing them. Every year I get excited for harvest season when I get to pick them all.
I think the gray, green and hints of purple look pretty good against the brick and dark front door. I have to say, it can be a challenge decorating my outdoor space with the orangey-red bricks. I used to use traditional orange pumpkin, but I felt like it accentuated the terracotta colored bricks and I am always trying to downplay the color. White pumpkins it is!
In the past I have used hay bales (straw bales) and corn stalks but they are kind of messy so I opted for flowers and pumpkins this time. Other Fall elements that you could add are wreaths, a Fall themed welcome sign, outdoor lantern, Fall garlands, Indian corn, or a pumpkin topiary. You can check out some of my past fall porches HERE. What kind of outdoor Fall decorations do you like to use to up your Fall curb appeal?
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Very pretty. I love the white theme. Visiting from Gluten Free A-Z blog.
So pretty! The boxes and baskets are just the thing for Fall! I really like your paint tent A.K.A spray shelter. I should get one for my projects for next summer! I plan on repainting some wood frames white to match the decor in my bathroom. That tent would make my husband so happy! He hates when I just spread newspaper. The over spray gets everywhere. Maybe I do that on purpose??? wink wink. Take care!
It looks sooo great! The colors, the varying heights and textures, the unmistakable fall feel of pumpkins and mums - your best porchscape yet!
The porch looks great. Love the white.