I’m starting to Fall porch decorating ideas for this year, and as I do, it’s always fun to look back over what I’ve done in years past.
I call it “the year of the faux fall leaves.”
I scattered them in a vignette by the front door,
Tip: Remove a few leaves from a garland and use them individually.
tucked a few in this lantern,
and, “raked” them into a pile.
This was the year of my “natural-elements-only” phase. After throwing away the faux leaves from the year before, I had to get resourceful.
I filled the window box with leaves, berries and pinecones gathered on a nature walk,
and put a few more leaves in the lantern.
Last year, I got smart and decided to get ahead on seasonal decorating by using items normally reserved for Christmas as a base for my Fall decor (and, I got over my “natural-elements-only” phase.)
Tip: cut berry branch into individual stems to make the most of each branch
Tip: Use an old sheet, burlap or a drop cloth to cover plastic pots, as shown on the pre-lit trees above.
The coffee bean vase filler lasted from Fall through Winter.
While each porch is very different, they I have one thing in common; I loved each one of them. I continue to be inspired by the fact that each look was created by using what I had.
Hopefully, some of these ideas will inspire you, too.
gourds – Trader Joes
leaves, berries, pinecones – nature walk
coffee beans – any grocery store. I save them in a baggie and reuse them from year to year.
white lantern – Target about four years ago
“raked” leaf garland – on sale at Michael’s several years ago
pre-lit trees – Bed Bath & Beyond several years ago
berry stems on trees – At Home, when it was still Garden Ridge, purchased several years ago
pinecones on trees – collection from nature walk that I keep and reuse year after year.
basket and leaf vignette – The basket was part of a teacher gift one year and I can’t remember where that leaf garland was from. You could find similar items at dollar stores.
window box – Home Depot
leaf placemat – wedding shower gift 18 years ago
gold mugs – part of dish set purchased from Walmart many years ago
Fall wreath on front door – At Home, when it was still Garden Ridge, several years ago
See you in class,