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