25 Splendid DIY Outdoor Fall Decorations

25 splendid outdoor fall decorations & ideas using pumpkins, mums, front porch planters, door decor, and DIY Thanksgiving & Halloween wreaths!

Every year when the glorious autumn season arrives, I just cannot wait to see all the fall outdoor decorations outside everyone’s front door and porch.

Fall is such a magical season. With glorious foliage, deep blue sky, and some of our favorite holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving.

25 splendid fall outdoor decorations & ideas using pumpkins, mums, front porch planters, door decor, and DIY Thanksgiving & Halloween wreaths!

Here are 25 splendid fall outdoor decorating ideas for the front door and front porch such as pumpkin house numbers, corn garlands, colorful planters & door wreaths, harvest displays, and more!

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It really does not take a ton of work to create happy fall outdoor decorations and celebrate such a beautiful time of year! You may also love our part 2 of this series: 22 beautiful fall planters you can create!

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Group 1: Creative pumpkin ideas for outdoor fall decorations.

stacked pumpkin ideas for fall outdoor decorations

There are so many varieties of pumpkins with such elegant shapes and colors. Stack them up in a rustic garden urn  or outdoor planter for a stunning showpiece! ( source )

Carved pumpkins vases

Carve pumpkins into vases for sunflowers ( source  ).

pumpkins as colorful fall mum planters to decorate front door steps and porches

Use pumpkins as colorful fall mum planters to decorate front door steps and porches!(  source  )

place vibrant fall leaves in a planter with stacked pumpkins for easy and colorful DIY fall outdoor decorations

You can also place vibrant fall leaves in a planter with stacked pumpkins for easy and colorful DIY fall outdoor decorations! ( source )

Related: Make beautiful & free pumpkins from toilet paper rolls: no storage needed!

How to re-purpose toilet paper into glorious fall pumpkin decorations in just minutes! These pumpkins are no cost, no waste, and they need no storage!

Group 2: Decorate your front porch and door with DIY fall garlands

Decorate your front porch and door with DIY fall garlands

The talented Karianne at Thistlewood Farms decorated her front porch and door with colorful fall leaf garland and a matching wreath! Such great fall decor ideas!

burlap garland on a happy autumn front porch

I also love the burlap garland strung between two rocking chairs. Such a happy autumn front porch! Here‘s the source!

beautiful fall porch: potted mums, kale, pumpkins,  garlands made out of vines and branches, and a fall welcome sign

So many beautiful fall outdoor decor ideas to copy from Kimberly’s stunning fall porch: potted mums, kale, pumpkins, garlands made out of vines and branches, and a fall welcome sign!

fall wreaths and garlands using corn cobs

Fall is the harvest season. Make beautiful fall wreaths and garlands using corn cobs dried for 2 weeks, like what Debbie did!

beautiful DIY corn garland fall decoration idea

Another beautiful DIY corn garland fall decoration idea, using eye hooks attached to the tops of corn cobs! ( source

colorful wreath for fall front door decorations

The natural color variations of corn cobs make the perfect colorful wreath for fall front door decorations!( source )

Group 3: Fall front door decor ideas using DIY fall wreaths

Celebrate fall garden harvest with this super fun DIY: Make wreaths super fast without wreath forms – A Dollar Store hack!

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make a dried Hydrangea wreath perfect for fall door decor

Save the season’s last Hydrangea blooms to make a dried Hydrangea wreath perfect for fall door decor. Tutorial at Thistlewood farms.

farmhouse fall decorations with dried Hydrangea wreath

If you want to create farmhouse fall decorations, consider making a Hydrangea wreath! Source: Blue Ribbon Kitchen.

Group 4: Create beautiful planters and pots for outdoor fall decorations.

The most exuberant fall outdoor decorations are created with layers and layers of mums, pumpkins, gourds, flowers, fruits, and other elements of the abundant fall season.

Mums mixed with pumpkins autumn decor outside

What could be more exuberant than Mums mixed with pumpkins, mixed with Chrysanthemums, then mixed with more gourds… ( Sources: Party Resources

Create beautiful fall planters and pots with pumpkins and flowers

Use flowers, planters and pumpkins to create heights and layers in your fall decorations. Source: Unskinny poppy

pumpkins, mums, straw bales as beautiful fall outdoor decorations for front porch and door, or  add a few Halloween decor pieces

Load up those potted Mums, hay bales, and pumpkins. It is easy to add a few Halloween decor pieces among your fall porch decorations! ( Source lost, please let me know if you find it! )

flowers and Corn stalks idea for fall outdoor decorations

Corn stalks look great green or dry. Such a great idea for fall outdoor decorations! ( Source: The Yellow Capecod )

Group 5: Make outdoor fall decorations with wood signs and reclaimed windows.

Make fall outdoor decorations with wood welcome signs

The autumn front porch would look so gorgeous with these beautiful DIY wood signs from Jennifer Allwood and Kimberly at Serendipity Refined.

reclaimed windows as farmhouse fall decors

Go beyond pumpkins and get creative with reclaimed windows, rusty rake, tin buckets, and other farmhouse fall decors! ( Source: Summery Umbrella )

farmhouse fall decorations with reclaimed windows, rusty rake, tin buckets, mums, and pumpkins

Group 6: Colorful mixed flowers and kale in fall planters.

Colorful mixed flower fall planters

In addition to mums, there are so many beautiful flowers and berries you can use to create colorful fall pots and decorative planters. ( source )

 flowers and kale in fall and winter ornamental planters

Cabbage and Kale plants look really attractive in fall and winter ornamental planters!( source )

 bright colored pumpkin in fall container plantings

A bright colored pumpkin looks beautiful in fall container plantings. ( source )

Group 7: Make Pumpkin house numbers.

Pumpkins can be decorative and functional at the same time!

Carve out house numbers on pumpkins  and light them with candles

Carve out house numbers on pumpkins and light them with candles or LED fairy lightsStack them or place them on steps.

 paint house numbers on pumpkins

You can paint house numbers on pumpkins. ( source )

 pumpkins with house numbers

You can also attach dimensional  house numbers of a contrasting color onto pumpkin displays. ( source )

beautiful fall outdoor decorations & ideas using pumpkins, mums for front porch and door decor, Thanksgiving & Halloween

Which fall porch ideas are your favorites? Tag us if you post photos of your fall decorations, we would love to see it! 🙂

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  1. I love making wreaths for the door, but at this house, our front door is so recessed – you can’t see it at all from the street. It feels like such a waste. Love these though!

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