Fall is in the Air…and my fall porch decor is finished! My favorite space, inside or outside, to decorate for the seasons is our front porch. It’s not very big, so I can usually switch over to the next season in an afternoon, or less. Not including the pinecone garland, which took a while, I had my porch dressed for autumn in a few hours.
I love how the pinecone garland turned out. I can confess now that I had my doubts! I updated the tutorial with a few helpful hints so if you are curious, just click HERE. I ended up making two garlands because I thought one would be too heavy.
The first garland hangs down both sides of the door and the second garland runs along the top. Both are held up with big nails. I am looking forward to showing you what I have planned for Christmas because this is staying up until the new year!
I had a late summer, sunflower wreath on the door but wanted something a little simpler to go through Halloween and Thanksgiving. I removed the sunflowers and added orange marigolds. I used twelve stems and inserted them into the wreath like the spokes on a wheel. I bent the blooms out so the wreath would have more depth and show up better from the street. They sort of bob around when the door is opened…which I love.
The olive buckets got a quick update with faux pumpkins and bittersweet garland. (Sources at the end of the post.) I’ll be back in a day or two with a short lesson on how to put the olive buckets together.
I updated the table in the sitting area by adding fresh bittersweet vine and a wood pumpkin. I ordered two bunches of bittersweet from a seller on Etsy and was not disappointed. I tried to find some locally but had no luck. If you want some, now is the time to buy.
The last thing was adding dried limelight hydrangeas and stick pumpkins to my watering can.
Spending time on my porch this past week has been so enjoyable for me. It definitely didn’t feel like work. I sat on a stool and finished the pinecone garland while Kelly hung out in the yard. Being busy and having a purpose took my mind off other things…and the fresh air was good for me.
I continue to be grateful for your kindness and support. You have all been so generous with your time and I very much want to give back something of value. I worry sometimes about showing the same old spaces…but at the end of the day, every one of us wants to make our old spaces look new again. If I can help you do that, easily and without too much fuss, then I’m happy…and I hope you are too.
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- orange marigolds on wreath
- bittersweet vine around pumpkins
- olive buckets
- Funkin Pumpkins
- throw blankets
- lantern: black or antique white (blue no longer available)
- pumpkin sticks in watering can
- pinecone garland tutorial
- fresh bittersweet vine: on Etsy | on eBay