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. Are we all inspired to craft and decorate?

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!

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 for your outdoor space!

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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 )

no carve pumpkin decorating for fall and Thanksgiving

We also have 50+ no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas here you can check out!

Fall pumpkin outdoor decorating ideas for porch and patio.

Carved pumpkins vases

Carve pumpkins into vases for sunflowers and display them on your autumn front porch! ( source  ).

Easy fall decor with pumpkins

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, porches or along a driveway! (  source  )

DIY fall yard decor with planters and pumpkins

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 )

Colorful planters are such great fall decorations for outside. Here are 20+ gorgeous DIY fall planters you can create this season!

Decorate your front porch and door with DIY outdoor 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 outdoor fall leaf garland and a matching autumn wreath! Such great fall decor ideas!

Homemade easy fall porch decorations

burlap garland on a happy autumn front porch

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

Best fall outdoor decorating ideas

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 in bushel baskets, kale, pumpkins, garlands made out of vines and branches, and a fall welcome sign! It’s overflowing with charm!

Fall harvest decorating ideas

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, faux pumpkins and fall leaves, like what Debbie did!

DIY corn garland fall decorations

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

Decorate front door for fall and Halloween

Decorate front door for fall and Halloween

The natural color variations of corn cobs make the perfect colorful wreath for fall front door decorations! The black mesh fabric makes this wreath also great for Halloween. ( source )

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!

How to make wreath super fast with this dollar store hack! Turn a laundry basket into a wreath jig, plus tutorials on a flower wreath & a herb wreath!
Make wreaths super fast without wreath forms – A Dollar Store hack!
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.

Fall Driveway decorating ideas

beautiful Fall Driveway decorating ideas

Decorate your driveway for fall with corn stalks on tall posts, colorful fall flowers and pumpkins. ( Source )

Beautiful outdoor fall display ideas

The most exuberant fall outdoor decorations and displays 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 charming than a rustic vintage wheelbarrow filled with pumpkins, gourds, Chrysanthemums, and Mums? ( Sources: Party Resources )

Autumn harvest decorations outside

Create beautiful fall planters and pots with pumpkins and flowers

Use flowers, planters, dried corn and seasonal pumpkins to celebrate the fall harvest and create layers in your fall decorations. Source: Unskinny poppy

Outdoor fall decor with hay bales

Outdoor fall decor with hay bales, pumpkins, mums, straw bales  for front porch and door,

Load up those potted Mums, straw or 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! )

Beautiful autumn porch decor ideas

flowers and Corn stalks idea for fall outdoor decorations

Corn stalks are great for framing an entry to the front door. There are so many artistic accents here: the elegant planters with different heights, the stack of colorful French pumpkins, and the farmhouse lantern with pillar candle! ( Source: The Yellow Capecod )

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. Painted wood signs are also cheap outdoor fall decorations that are easy to make!

Vintage farmhouse DIY fall decorations

reclaimed windows as farmhouse fall decors

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

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

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. This glorious outdoor patio offers such inspiration! ( 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 orange pumpkin looks beautiful in fall container plantings by the entryway. ( source )

Make Pumpkin house numbers for front porch

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 pillar candles or LED fairy lightsStack them or place them on steps to create a cozy entryway.

 paint house numbers on pumpkins

You can paint house numbers on pumpkins. This would be a really fun way to decorate your front yard and welcome guests! ( 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! 🙂

Want even more ideas? Check out The Great Pumpkin Patch: 20+ Re-purposed Pumpkins!

20+ creative re-purposed pumpkin ideas to DIY for Thanksgiving and Halloween! Make gorgeous pumpkins with household stuff and, without buying a pumpkin!
Happy creating! See you soon!

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  1. Changed my email & now I have 2 surch though 10,00000 to find U. Please update don’t want 2 miss any more of your GREAT ideas! Kat

  2. 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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