DIY

Getting the Covered Porch Ready For Fall

 

Time To Dress The Porch

The leaves have not started turning yet but fall has come, and the covered porch has been dressed up. This is the first year that I have decorated for fall on the covered porch. With having a new back door it has been fun to play with all the possibilities this brings.  I was at the local market the other day and they had lots of Indian corn they were selling. So of course I had to buy a few ears, which led to a few more. When I got home I took some burlap ribbon I had lying around the craft box, and wove it in between the husks to make them fit tightly together. Then I just tied a bow and had my new fall wreath all done and ready to hang.

 

corn-on-door

 

I have had a lot of fun this fall looking for all different shapes of gourds and small pumpkins. This is the first time I have seen heirloom pumpkins for sale at the local grocery. Even more fun was putting together the decoupage pumpkins. I used this idea after reading a post about DIY Dollar Store pumpkins. Kristi, from the blog Chatfield Court, has a great tutorial on making these fun pumpkins here.  I made five of them, using tissue paper on four, and fabric on the fifth. I could not find any dried pumpkin stems, so I used corks since I felt they looked better than the green ones that were on the pumpkins from the Dollar Store.

 

back-door

 

I used Georgia Tech fabric on the fifth pumpkin. For this pumpkin I did use a dried stem that had fallen from one of the real pumpkins. Since this house is home to fanatical Georgia Tech and ACC fans, the Tech pumpkin went over very well 🙂

 

ga-tech-pumpkin

 

The wicker chair is a vintage find from a junk store I passed one day. It had the original paint under the white, so I have left it as I found it. Not a bad deal for $5. It just happens to be the perfect size for the back door, so I piled the wicker chair high with all the pumpkins and gourds I have found. Included in the mix are a couple of the decoupaged pumpkins.

 

pumpkins-in-the-chair

Let’s Bring A Little Inside

Spreading the other pumpkins around meant the remaining four went on the sideboard. It adds just a touch of fall to the entry hallway.

 

decoupage-pumpkins-on-sideboard

 

After the blazing hot summer we have had it’s nice to have the cooler weather and a reminder that it doesn’t stay hot forever. Has fall already arrived where you live? I would love to hear how you decorate for fall.

 

Warm Regards

Leigh

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Stacey Keeling | 23rd Oct 16

    Great ideas! I love your door to begin with and then the addition of the fall items makes it so welcoming!

    Thanks for sharing at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. 🙂

  2. Julie Bagamary | 21st Oct 16

    Clever!

    • Leigh | 23rd Oct 16

      Thanks Julie….And thank you so much for visiting and commenting. Have a great week.

  3. G | 8th Oct 16

    Love the corn door swag! Great idea 🙂

    • Leigh | 10th Oct 16

      Thanks G ! And thanks for visiting and commenting. Come back soon !

  4. Lizzie | 7th Oct 16

    We have a couple pumpkins on the front steps and some spooky Halloween decorations on the mantle – Moreno Halloween than Autumn at our house!

    • Leigh | 7th Oct 16

      I think that counts as decorating for fall. I know the girls love it 🙂

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