Oct 28, 2013

Fall Front Porch Decorations

These days, most stores are skipping over this Fall season and going straight to Christmas.  Normally I am all for this, as Christmas is my absolute favourite and Halloween is by far my least favourite.  However, this year I am trying to live in the moment and embrace life as it happens.  

Right now, that means I am embracing the Fall theme on my front porch.  It is, quite honestly, the first time I have ever decorated my house for Fall - minus a wreath.  (like I said, I'm a Christmas girl, so usually my money goes towards lights and candy canes.)  

What do you think of my first attempt?

I started by getting out my only Fall item: this wreath.  I made it a couple of years ago when I first got married.

Then I bought a large plant for next to my door.

I went to our local dollar store and picked up a couple of fake flowers and some fake pumpkin/gourds and arranged them inside of my hanging planter.  On the front, I attached a Happy Halloween sign I made.  (Small piece of scrap wood, orange paint, and "Happy Halloween" vinyl sticker)

To the right of my front door, I created this pumpkin and leaves arrangement.  Two orange pumpkins we picked out (and will later carve).  A fake white monogrammed pumpkin I bought on sale at a craft store.  A strand of Fall leaves garland. And a yard of burlap.  

I know it is my first attempt, but I think it turned out pretty well.  I'm really excited to have such a festive front porch!

Happy Halloween!

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