3 Unexpected Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Fall

Front porch decorating is in full swing. Time to step up your game with these fresh ideas from HGTV Magazine!

Photo By: Emily Kate Roemer

Photo By: Emily Kate Roemer

Photo By: Emily Kate Roemer

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Photo By: Emily Kate Roemer

Photo By: Stuart Tyson

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Photo By: Emily Kate Roemer

Photo By: Emily Kate Roemer

Photo By: Emily Kate Roemer

Door Color

Starry Sky by Valspar

DIY Wreath

1. Use a foam brush and different colors of crafts paint to paint the fronts of birch rounds in various sizes. Let dry. Leave about half the rounds unpainted.

2. Hot-glue the rounds to a flat wreath form, then hot-glue additional rounds to the first layer, as shown. 

Birch Rounds: 1 ½"–2 ⅔"-diameter birch tree pieces, $12 for a set of 24, and 3"–4 ½"-diameter natural birch rounds, $19 for a set of 8, both save-on-crafts.com; Wreath Form: Ready to Decorate 18"-diameter wood fiber floral craft ring, $6, michaels.com Crafts Paint: Green Curry, Peacock Feather, and Summer Haze, all by Martha Stewart Crafts

Bench

Uwharrie Plaza Backless 41"W x 24"D x 22"H wood bench in apple green pristine, $305, hayneedle.com

Pillow

18" x 18" polyester pillow covers in ikat, $35 for a mixed set of 2, sayitwithpillows.etsy.com; inserts, from $11 each, pillowflex.com

Pillow

18" x 18" polyester pillow covers in mint, $35 for a mixed set of 2, sayitwithpillows.etsy.com; inserts, from $11 each, pillowflex.com

Pumpkin Project

Use painter’s tape to tape off the stems of real or faux pumpkins (the Craft-Tex ones shown are from wayfair.com). Use a brush to apply two coats of crafts paint to each pumpkin. We used Summer Haze and Green Curry by Martha Stewart Crafts. Remove the tape from the stems while the paint is still wet. Let dry.

Light Fixture

John Timberland Urban Barn 11 ¼"H x 8 ½"-diameter metal light in galvanized finish, $50, lampsplus.com

Planter

Hot Dipped 14-quart galvanized steel bucket, $10,
bucket-outlet.com

Planter

Seven Seas 9 ¼"W x 9 ¼"D x 8 ¼"H ceramic planter, $25, homedepot.com

Rug

Frog 2'6" x 8' polypropylene rug, $124, dashandalbert.com

Door Color

Enigmatic by Pratt & Lambert

DIY Wreath

1. Attach mini artificial pumpkins to a clamp wire wreath form by poking the stiff wires into the bottom of each pumpkin.

2. Place a dab of hot glue between each pumpkin to hold them in place.

Pumpkins: Northlight Thanksgiving Fall Harvest 3"-diameter artificial pumpkins, $12 for a set of 6, christmascentral.com; Wreath Form: Soft clamp 16"-diameter wire wreath form, $2.50, craftoutlet.com

Stool

Worksmart Bristow 30"-tall wood and metal stool, $108, novidecor.com

Light Fixture

Portfolio Valdara Mystic 11½"H x 6"-diameter steel sconce, $50, lowes.com

Pumpkin Project

Click here to download the house number template. Print and cut out your numbers. Use a pencil to trace them on a real or faux pumpkin (the Craft-Tex one shown is from wayfair.com). Fill in the outlines with crafts paint. We used Beetle Black by Martha Stewart Crafts. Let dry.

Planter

Robert Allen Avondale 8 ¼"H x 10"-diameter steel planter in red, $27, truevalue.com

Planter

Pennington Dark Flame 16"W x 16"D x 13¾"H wood planter, $33, homedepot.com

Doormat

Threshold Floral Bell coir doormat, $13, target.com

Door Color

Raucous Orange by Sherwin-Williams

DIY Wreath

1. Cut a thin piece of plywood to about 8 inches by 14 inches, or have a hardware store cut it for you. Paint it. Let dry. Spray-paint wood numbers gold. Let dry, then hot-glue them centered on the plywood but close to the top edge.

2. Hot-glue a square vine wreath form to
the bottom of the plywood. Then hot-glue moss to the vines.

Numbers: For a similar look, try 6"-tall unfinished wood numbers, $3 each, factorydirectcraft.com; Wreath Form: Natural 20" x 20" vine wreath form, $30, hobbylobby.com; Moss: Reindeer moss in light green, $5 for 100 cubic inches, joann.com; PaintSnow Pea by Martha Stewart Crafts; Spray PaintGold by Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic

Lantern

Wilco Home 6"W x 6"D x 13¾"H metal lantern, $70, wayfair.com 

Pillow

Pumpkin 18" x 18" burlap pillow, $40, toadhollownj.etsy.com

Planter

Liberty Bell 11 ½"H x 12 ½"-diameter clay planter in citrus orange, $57, arizonapottery.com

Doormat

Les Trois Feuilles coir doormat, $30, coirverde.etsy.com

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