I’m back with my annual fall porch post. This year I just wanted to keep it very traditional, with simple DIYs that you could easily replicate for your own homes. And not only do I think I accomplished that, I also think that this may be my favorite fall porch yet!
I started this fall porch transformation with my easy DIY faux fall tree project, where I literally made my own faux fall tree for less than $20. Check out that DIY HERE.
Like I said, I wanted to keep it traditional this year, so I stuck to decorating with pumpkins and jack o’lanterns. Now, I did find two really cute resin jack o’lanterns at Walmart that I picked up. But I wasn’t really loving the color of them, so I spray painted them white, stem and all.
Then I had the idea of turning planters into jack o’lanterns. And it was as easy as painting faces on planters I already had. All I had to do was use a cup and bowl to trace circles for the eyes and mouth. Then I took paint samples I already had in the garage to fill in the outlined features. That’s it! It’s that simple and it makes such a big impact!
I did use some real pumpkins this year. In fact I spent $91 on a wagon full of pumpkins! But in my opinion the real pumpkins are so worth it and add so much to the overall look.
I, of course, had to fill my new planter jack o’lanterns, and what better way to do that than with chrysanthemums. And I have a mum tip for you! If you bring your mums home every year and feel like they die the next day, this is for you! When you purchase them, soak the bottom of the pots in water for about 30 minutes to an hour. Mums like to drink from the bottom, not be sprinkled from the top. Trust me, they’ll last way longer if you do this!
Lastly, I added fall wreaths to the front doors and I added ribbons to those wreaths. Tip: the easiest way to create ribbon bundles is with floral wire!
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This year’s fall porch is simple, but makes a big impact and really gets me in the mood for all things fall. Draw inspiration for your own fall porch from this post, or check out years prior HERE!