Enjoy some fun ideas for your porch fall decor by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.
Now that we have two new beautiful Limelight Hydrangea wreaths, I thought it was time to start adding some front porch fall decor. This year I wanted to keep a neutral palette using natural elements to complement the wreaths.
I started with some items that were already on the porch.
Like these bright green mini hosta. I trimmed off the fading flowers and placed the whole pot inside some older brown ones that I had in the shed. This way I can allow the hosta to winter over in the blue pots and use them again next year.
I left my large planter in place. The coleus, lamium, and taro already looked great with the wreaths.
There is one bare spot where I had planted a begonia that never thrived. So I placed a white pumpkin in its place. This pumpkin was part of a set of three faux pumpkins, that were originally bright orange, but I wanted to bring more light into the space, so I spray painted them white.
Of course, then they were too white, so I used some watered down brown craft paint and painted in the creases, around the stem and wiped them with a damp cloth until I got the look I wanted.
This black urn had some sad-looking annuals that were on their last legs, so I pulled them out and left the soil, to use as a base, to insert other plant material.
I placed an old wreath on top which was made last year, from Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincelle Spirit.' Here's a pic of it from last year. Then I stuck in cuttings of the seed heads from Penstemon 'Husker's Red.'
I also moved a little birdbath to the porch and filled it with some of the many, many acorns in our yard, and added a few old gourds and a coconut liner filled with some fall colored doodads.
Some sprigs of dogwood berries and dried sedum flowers dress up the basket.
More dogwood berries, an abandoned bird house and statuary decorate the shelf.
These decorations should last through Thanksgiving, and they cost me nothing but my time to create.
I hope you enjoyed my Fall Front Porch, and maybe it inspires you to see what you can create, with items you already have at hand.
I love your plants so much. I am getting better at not killing my plants and I am so happy about. Hopefully I will have a bunch more soon. In the meantime I will enjoy your beautiful fall decor. Lovely! Stopping by from the Harvest home tour.
Thank Vanessa. My biggest tip for not killing plants (btw I have killed plenty) is not to over water. 🙂
Oh my! I love this space you've set. The colors pop (loving the unconventional bright greens against the traditional fall colors). It is really gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us on the Harvest Tour of Homes. I was honored to have you participate!
Thanks Heather. I enjoyed it and appreciate your hard work.
I love that you didn't spend any money. That is fantastic! Your porch looks so inviting. Hopefully you won't mind extra guests that feel the warm pull. Visiting you from Harvest Home Tour
Thanks Kathleen. Too funny.
One of my very favorite things in the whole world is called HYDRANGEAS...any variety any form..I dry mine too so I can enjoy them year round..and both your choices on the wall /each side as we approach your door..love them...totally. I am FOLLOWING any place possible and will visit often as I can.
My summer planters are looking tired! Your fall porch looks so clean and fresh. You are inspiring me to get mine done this weekend. Pinning!
Your wreaths are gorgeous! Stopping by from the Harvest Home Tour where I am also a participant......hugs..
Very pretty porch! Those wreaths are beautiful,. I'm also participating in the Harvest Homes Tour and trying to stop by and see what everyone else is doing for fall! Cheers, shelley
Hello, I'm visiting from the tour and am also participating! Love, love, love the wreaths and your porch! Blessings, Cecilia
Hi Patti! Your porch looks great and I'm in love with the hydrangea wreaths, they are so pretty! Happy Fall!
What a beautiful porch and I love those wreaths! I am stopping by from the Harvest Home Tour.
Thanks Maria. I enjoy your home too. It's be really fun checking out everyone's great fall posts.
Lori from LL Farm
I'm visiting as a fellow participant of the Harvest Tour of Homes. Your front porch looks so inviting!
Lori from LL Farm
Carole West @ Garden Up Green
Your front porch looks wonderful. I really like the wreaths. Hope you have a great weekend.
I'm sure you could wipe one up in no time. You have a great weekend as well.
Terri Oliver Steffes
So fun to visit you from the Fall Tour of Homes! I learned so much from you today! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous porch!
It's always so fun to decorate in the fall don't you think. Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by.
Have a great weekend!
Terri Oliver Steffes
So I came back to follow you on FB, and to subscribe to your newsletter. If you are ok with it, I'd love to feature your post on MY FB page next week!
That's so nice of you Terri. Of course, I wouldn't mind.
Hi Patti - Visiting as a fellow contributor at the Harvest Home Tour. Love your door and porch decor! Happy fall to you! Hugs, Holly
I set my post to go live at midnight but really I was set for 12 noon. lol Hopefully anyone who stopped to see my fall decor enjoyed my stuffed zucchini post. Have a great holiday weekend and thanks for stopping by.