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8 Ideas for a Fall Front Porch

Welcome fall with these DIY decorations! Style your front porch with a mix of farm finds, pretty pumpkins, and garden treasures.
  • Salvage Decor

    Drape feed sacs over the rungs of a ladder for vertical interest near your front door. Screw jacks - once used to elevate machinery - provide the perfect lift for favorite pumpkins. 

    Date Published: September 13, 2017
    Date Updated: September 15, 2017
  • Autumn Bounty

    An ideal landing place for a rich harvest of gourds, window boxes can get a refresh after the summer growing season. Frost-friendly violas, in shades of deep purple and sunset orange, grow alongside a vintage colander filled with easy-to-grow hens-and-chicks. Striped gourds round out the display. 

    Date Published: September 13, 2017
    Date Updated: September 15, 2017
  • Tools of the Trade

    Vintage rakes are eager to take center stage in a shock of field corn. Tied together with an orange burlap ribbon, the rakes and cornstalks make a bold, autumn-themed decorating statement. Look for old rakes at flea markets - the more colorful, the better!

    Date Published: September 13, 2017
    Date Updated: September 15, 2017
  • Sweet Garland

    Whether you twirl it around a column or drape it over a railing or fence, this grapevine garland accented with mini copper molds is sure to bring a smile. Use a small nail to make a hole in the rim of each mold. Thread fine-guage florists wire through the hole, and wire the mold to the grapevine. To soften the twiggy grapevine's look, tuck sprigs of feathery broomcorn seed heads between the garland stems. 

    Date Published: September 13, 2017
    Date Updated: September 15, 2017
  • For the Birds

    A fluted oil pan and a wood pully unite to create this simple bird feeder. Use a drill with a 1/8-inch bit to make several holes in the feeder bottom for drainage and in the pan sides to fasten rope hangers. Stock the feeder with birdseed (high quality birdseed has a large percentage of black oil sunflower seeds) and cut-up apples to attract a variety of birds. 

    Date Published: September 13, 2017
    Date Updated: September 15, 2017
  • Apples of Our Eye

    Gather hedge apples from your yard and put them to good use! Group them together in a rustic country basket for an ornamental appearance inside or outside the house. 

    Date Published: September 13, 2017
    Date Updated: September 15, 2017
  • Rake in Good Vibes

    Rakes make the perfect shelf for mini pumpkins and gourds. Hang rake heads next to your front door or on your wall. You can hollow out small pumpkins or add a votive, but be careful! Wire pumpkins to the rake so lighted candles won't be knocked down, and make sure there's enough space between lit candles and the wall. (To be on the safe side, we recommend using battery-operated flameless votives for this decoration.)

    Date Published: September 13, 2017
    Date Updated: September 15, 2017
  • Fall Greetings

    Use either fresh or artificial leaves for this DIY door wreath. Simply string them onto a piece of wire, bend it into a circle, and secure. Add a few larger leaves and berries and a big plaid ribbon, and hang! 

    Date Published: September 13, 2017
    Date Updated: September 15, 2017

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