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.
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!
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Group 1: Creative pumpkin ideas for outdoor fall decorations.
Carve pumpkins into vases for sunflowers ( source ).
Use pumpkins as colorful fall mum planters to decorate front door steps and porches!( source )
You can also place vibrant fall leaves in a planter with stacked pumpkins for easy and colorful DIY fall outdoor decorations! ( source )
Group 2: 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!
I also love the burlap garland strung between two rocking chairs. Such a happy autumn front porch! Here‘s the source!
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 is the harvest season. Make beautiful fall wreaths and garlands using corn cobs dried for 2 weeks, like what Debbie did!
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!
Save the season’s last Hydrangea blooms to make a dried Hydrangea wreath perfect for fall door decor. Tutorial at Thistlewood farms.
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.
What could be more exuberant than Mums mixed with pumpkins, mixed with Chrysanthemums, then mixed with more gourds… ( Sources: Party Resources
Use flowers, planters and pumpkins to create heights and layers in your fall decorations. Source: Unskinny poppy
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! )
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.
Go beyond pumpkins and get creative with reclaimed windows, rusty rake, tin buckets, and other farmhouse fall decors! ( Source: Summery Umbrella )
Group 6: Colorful mixed flowers and kale in 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 )
Cabbage and Kale plants look really attractive in fall and winter ornamental planters!( source )
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!
You can paint house numbers on pumpkins. ( source )
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!