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5 Rustic and Chic DIY Projects for Your Front Porch This Autumn


Who doesn't love the fall? The change in colors, the scenery, the cool weather: there is so much inspiration all around us. It's time to bring out those pumpkins, mums, leaves, and a lot of rustic wood. Creating a welcoming and cozy fall front porch space for the fall time can be simple and affordable with some easy DIY fall front porch decor ideas. Plus, it's the best way to say "happy fall" from your door!

While some might opt for a more traditional look, others might decorate their walkways with tree stump pumpkins or pineapple jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween. All that matters is that you're happy with your front porch, and are ready to sip this Apple Pie Whiskey Cocktail on it at the end of a long day spent with good friends. If you're looking to revamp your fall porch this weekend, here are 5 DIY fall porch decor ideas to try out this season.

1. Modern and Metallic

Step aside, orange pumpkins, fall front porch decor can be classic and modern. White pumpkins are the perfect way to create a modern and chic porch space without spewing gaudy fall decor all over your outdoor space. You can also paint them gold or even add your house number to each pumpkin to add a bit of the fall season to your entryway.

If you want to add a splash of color to your porch decorations, try including an orange or yellow mum plant. The neutral color of the cornstalks really makes this color palette pop in such a pretty way. You can purchase them online or at a local farm for use as front porch decor.


2. Pumpkins, Vegetables & Mums

This budget-friendly front door decorating idea will definitely impress your guests and look beautiful! Get pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, then simply carve and remove the inside of a pumpkin (you can even use a faux pumpkin) and plant mums inside or the vegetable of your choice. Mums are a classic fall flower and are easy to take care of: they will last just about the whole season and need water and good soil to survive.

Some hearty vegetables to plant in the pumpkins are kale, Swiss chard, and cabbage. They can stand up to cold temperatures and taste delicious to boot. If you would like some extra height, place the pumpkins on top of a large vase or container so neighbors can see your fall porch decor from the road. This is a perfect and creative fall garden.

3. Wooden Fall Sign

Get your wood stain out and gloves on! Yes, you can easily create this rustic sign and then tell all your friends about it! This is a great fall decor idea to make and can be reused every fall. You can purchase the wooden letters at a craft store and attach them with wood glue. This sign goes along nicely with pumpkins and hay bales, perfect for the corner of your porch near the doormat. This fall decorating idea will bring your porch to a new level of curb appeal!

4. Minimal Designs for Limited Space

Not enough porch space for a full-on makeover? No problem! You can still have a festive doorway with fall foliage. Try using fall leaf garlands around the door frame and corn stalks for these fall decorations. You can purchase fall garlands at a craft store and corn stalks at a local farm- after all, the best fall decor is from the farm.


You can also make decorations like fall wreaths and signs for your door. This chalkboard sign from Lilacs & Longhorns is a fun project or you can even purchase one at the store and decorate it with burlap or pinecones you found in the yard. This is an easy, classy home decor option that takes advantage of fall colors.

5. Hearty Designs for Larger Spaces

If you have a large space that you want to occupy, this is the decoration for you! Fill an empty wheelbarrow, wagon or container for your pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and leaves. You can also paint a message on your pumpkins to welcome your guests. The warm color scheme makes your door decor welcoming and autumnal. Use some string lights around the door or porch to highlight your beautiful fall decor!

This post was originally published on August 26, 2019.

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