The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week! It’s been sunny and cool and much less humid than usual – it gets this Texas girl extra excited about Fall!
I love the traditional colors of Fall – reds, oranges, golds, browns….I think they’re part of what makes Fall feel so warm. I usually stick to these colors and natural elements when I’m working on my Fall decor, especially when it comes to decorating outdoors and on the front porch. There’s just something about seeing stacks of pumpkins and gourds and rows of mums that pumps me full of adrenaline. I just love it all!
My front door is pretty much the same every year. I always start with a leaf garland and Autumn wreath. This wreath was very quick and easy to make. I bought a grapevine wreath and some Fall picks from Hobby Lobby (all 40-50% off) and just stuck them in-between the vines and rearranged until I got the look I was going for.
Last summer, I painted our front door black and frosted the window panes and it made me love having these decorations out there even more. It just made it look so much better.
I think deep down inside, I’m really a country girl. I appreciate rustic, country, pumpkin patch looks.
I gave the pumpkin on the right a little bit of height by flipping over an apple basket for it to sit on.
I bought the mums for $1.38 each at Home Depot. Once it’s time to take down the Fall decorations, I’m going to plant them in my flower beds to see how they’ll do. I didn’t want to spend any unnecessary money on flower pots that will only get used for a couple of months, but I couldn’t leave them as is. I found some left over burlap scraps and ribbon and just created a little sack for them to sit in. It’s definitely an homage to rustic and pumpkin patch, and was free. Win, win!
I found a wooden crate at Michael’s on sale for $9.99 to add a little extra character, interest, and height. I can reuse it once we’ve moved on from Fall. I’m thinking maybe staining it and adding some casters to hold blankets? We’ll see! I love this huge, orange and grey gourd. It was fun to add something different to sit with my typical orange pumpkins.
This guy might look familiar to you. I, of course, had to make my own. I like to change what it says or add little doodles depending on the time of year. I don’t know that I will ever grow old of chalk boards — they’re just too dang cute!
I’m so happy with how it turned out and I had a blast pulling it all together. Have y’all started decorating for Fall yet? Do you go all out at your house? Let me know what you’re up to! I just can’t get enough. It’s a disease. Haha!
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