Tricks for decorating Fall porch steps + simple DIY projects you can do to cozy up your porch on a budget.
In the years since we’ve lived in this house, I’ve never done a BIG fall front porch filled with pumpkins and mums and all things cozy.
But this year… this year felt like it needed to be the year.
Yes, I felt like a crazy lady with two wagons full of pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.
Yes, I have dirt in every nook and cranny of my car from those mums spilling all over my backseat.
And nope, I don’t have any regrets whatsoever.
Because this year, whatever you need to do to find joy, just do it. No judgement. Pumpkins = happiness, okay? 😉
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DIY Windowpane Check Welcome Mat
Just for fun I decided to whip up a DIY Anthropologie-inspired windowpane check welcome mat dupe.
It’s the easiest little craft ever using just a $10 plain coir mat, some Frog Tape, and black acrylic paint. Done. (You can see the simple tutorial in my Instagram Stories, but you probably get the gist.)
1. Line up Frog Tape where you want it on the mat to create a grid pattern.
2. Pounce a paint brush (barely dipped in paint, not dripping) onto the exposed lines of coir.
3. Pull up tape, let dry, and you’re done.
And it looks so cute on top of my DIY stenciled porch floor which is still holding up great, by the way!
My DIY wreath made from recycled artificial stem leftovers is still holding on.
And I spray painted a few cheap, plastic planters to look like aged copper just to add a little metallic to the mix.
My Tricks for Decorating Fall Porch Steps:
1. The trick to styling it all together is buying pairs of everything (I did 2 large white mums, 2 medium orange mums, 2 medium red mums, 2 small white mums) and placing them opposite each other on the same step to look symmetrical.
2. Scatter and stack pumpkins to fill in the gaps between the potted mums, spacing out the different colors and sizes.
3. Add a couple pots of flowering kale in the front.
4. Top it off with a cute welcome mat and door wreath. Easy fall decorating-by-numbers.
Our cutie brick Colonial is looking extra cozy with all of those fall colors on her front steps!
There’s nowhere else I’d rather be on a chilly fall night than cuddled up with my little fam on the couch with a hot bowl of soup and a blanket… and eating Halloween candy too early but shhh! I didn’t say that. 😉
Have you dressed up your porch for fall yet? Or carved pumpkins yet? Or killed your mums yet? I’m trying my hardest, but these flowers should be very afraid having me as their plant mama.