Since I'm a relative newcomer on my street, I figured I would do my neighborly duty and decorate my front porch for the fall season.
Ok, that's a total lie.
I didn't do it for the good of the 'hood. Nope, my motivations were purely selfish--it puts a smile on my face to drive home and see a welcoming and cheerful entry. Not to mention, my home interior is feeling fall-ish, so the outside needed keep up!
I wanted an inexpensive and easy way to makeover my front porch, so first step was to purchase the traditional pumpkins and mums from the grocery store (on sale, woohoo!)
|Proud owner of the world's largest mum. Seriously, this dude barely made it into my car|
|I lopped off the top of the pumpkin to create a pumpkin case of the small mums. |
This is super easy and would make a great gift!
I have some more sinister Halloween carving plans in store for the remaining big pumpkin...
Next, I rearranged a few decor items I had around the house. I added a bright, ceramic garden stool and a lantern that I filled with tiny pumpkins, leaves, and pine cones. I also added some potted begonias, which have miraculously survived since the spring, despite my brown thumb.
I dug out a leftover wreath from the garage, brushed it off, switched out the bow, added some burlap ribbon and tucked in a couple of pressed leaves from my yard. It even has two battery powered strands that light up.
|Before and After|