Gather galvanized buckets to host harvest combinations of pumpkins, flowering kale, and chrysanthemums. Fill the containers partway with soil to anchor the kale and give the pumpkins a boost. Tuck in a variety of gourds in different shapes and unique colors to give your display added interest. A faux lamb's ear wreath completes this fall front porch.
Creative Carved Pumpkins
Pumpkins lightly carved with a leaf theme can easily be used to transition from Halloween into the Thanksgiving season. Trace a leaf design, then use a linoleum cutter or ribbon tool to scrape out the design, being careful not to cut completely through. Finish your pumpkins by wrapping a bow around the stems and nestling them with mums and flowering kale.
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Woven baskets create a texture-rich display that warms up the look of potted mums. To amplify the color scheme, frame the front door with a grapevine garland accented with bittersweet. Here, the swag was made by unraveling two large grapevine wreaths and securely wiring their juncture to three nails placed above the door. Finish by hanging a coordinating floral wreath.
Classic Fall Color Scheme
The front door defines an entry, so make yours shine with a wreath made from Japanese lantern pods. Weave the pod stems into a ready-made grapevine wreath for color in a snap. Tuck in small bunches of seeded eucalyptus, applying dabs of hot glue as needed to secure. Continue the fall color scheme onto your front steps with yellow mums and classic orange jack-o'-lanterns.
Fall Window Box
For a low-fuss fall window box, start by placing 1 or 2 large frilly ornamental kale or cabbage plants toward the front of the planter. Set 2 or 3 mums behind the kale. Add potting soil to secure the plants and conceal exposed soil with moss. For a finishing touch, nestle an assortment of small pumpkins and gourds on each end.
Mix-and-Match Fall Display
We love all that fall has to offer—pumpkins, flowers, and leaves! No need to pick a favorite with this mix-and-match design featuring several pretty fall decor ideas. Visitors are welcomed with gourds pouring from an upturned basket, dried hydrangeas in a tin vase, and scattered leaves around the entire autumn display.
Cozy Outdoor Seating
Give guests a place to sit and slip on shoes with outdoor seating surrounded by colorful fall accents. Here, pillows and a wool blanket cozy up to a modern farmhouse bench. Look for weather-resistant outdoor fabrics when outfitting your fall front porch. Pink, white, and yellow mums planted in galvanized buckets and baskets add a splash of color.
Large Container Garden
Transition this fall-theme porch container to winter (and beyond) by starting with a living evergreen that keeps its color all year. For the cool fall months, surround with purple mums and gold Plectranthus. Flowering kale supplies another layer of purple-pink tones.
Pile pumpkins and other harvest gourds into a vintage wagon for a quirky fall planter. Start with your largest pumpkins, then stack small varieties in the gaps. Use a wood crate to raise containers of mums and tall grasses for a layered look.
Related: Guide to Every Type of Pumpkin
Glittering Leaf Garland
Fall doesn't have to mean red and orange. Here, classic maple leaves get a coat of blue paint to add a distinctive pop of color to this front door. Spruce up a few of the maple leaves by adding glitter for a hint of glamor.
Sunflower Hanging Vase
Let a vase of fall flowers do the decorative heavy lifting. Pack "Teddy Bear" sunflowers in a watertight galvanized vase along with rose hips and maple leaves. Then, hang it from your front door, replacing the water and foliage as needed. Or for a no-fuss fall wreath, create this design using faux flowers.
Tin Basin Container Garden
Show off your gardening prowess with a tin basin overflowing with fall finds. Set next to your door, it invites color and conversation. To make this arrangement, place pots of croton shrubs in the center of the basin. Surround the front with droopy dried wheat, and fill the back with tall grasses. Lay dried Indian corn beside the display.
Carved pumpkins aren't limited to October 31. Turn a few pumpkins into bowls by cutting off the top and scooping out the insides. Use a pencil to trace a scallop design and carve. A power drill and drill bits make quick work of adding decorative circles. Place a vase of flowers in one pumpkin and candles in others. Display with Cinderella pumpkins with their stems cut off for optimal stacking potential.
Whimsy Pumpkin Decor
Make visitors smile with a bit of whimsy fall decor. This attention-grabbing frog comes together in a jiffy. Lime green paint, mini pumpkin googly eyes, card stock legs, and a great big grin combine to form a personable amphibian. Place next to your front door or along a staircase for a fun first impression.
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Natural Hydrangea Wreath
Hydrangeas and floral wire take a simple grapevine twig wreath to the next level. We'll show you how to cut and dry hydrangeas while they're in season, then how to use the dried blooms to decorate an inexpensive grapevine wreath form. This handmade fall wreath is easy to make and can be displayed for years to come.
Pressed (or faux) leaves wired together in a small circle turn into beautiful front door decor. To make the wreath, cut a slit in the center of the leaves with small scissors or a utility knife. String leaves onto a wire wreath form until full. Hang it to a wreath hanger with a pretty ribbon.
Hanging Gourd Vase
Embellish the railing that leads to your front door with this clever gourd vase. Cut a 1- to 2-inch hole near the neck of a swan gourd. Remove a bit of the pith, and tuck in black-eyed Susans, mums, and a Virginia creeper. Use the nifty neck to hang on your railing and greet fall guests.
Ornamental Grass Wreath
This natural grass wreath welcomes fall with a sweet casualness. Use wire to attach bundles of ornamental grass and purple fountain grass seed heads to a basic wreath form. Hang from your door with a thick dark-green ribbon.
All-Out Fall Door Display
An autumn wreath featuring crisp green apples matches a porch full of fall flowers, gourds, and pumpkins. Hay bales and apple baskets let you play with the heights of your fall display. Cornstalks provide a striking vertical focus that takes up minimal space near your front door. For a longer-lasting look, opt for faux fruit.
Rustic Dried Leaf and Berry Wreath
All you need to spruce up a rustic-looking front door for fall is a faux berry wreath! For the outer edge, hot-glue faux oak leaves in an easy, loose style to a foam wreath form. Fill the center with bundles of faux red berries, pushing the bundles between the leaves for dimension.
Square Fall Wreath
Lotus seed pods add a simple elegance to an otherwise no-frills square wreath. Start with a purchased leaf wreath or make your own with a square twig wreath form (available at crafts stores). Use hot glue to fasten faux leaves to the square form.