13 Fun DIY Faux Pumpkin Decorations For Fall

50 Easy Fall Decorating Projects

13 Fun DIY Faux Pumpkin Decorations For Fall

Decorate your home inside and outside with gourds, leaves, pumpkins, nuts and other seasonal materials for beautiful fall DIY displays.

Gourds and squash come in all shapes and colors and easily become seasonal vases. Cut a hole big enough to accommodate a couple of florist tubes. Insert flower stems for a unique bud vase.



Squash, pumpkins and a twig of ginkgo leaves (inserted in a flower pick) on mounded moss command attention in this bell jar set atop a terra-cotta dish. Substitute a terrarium, large jar or even a glass cake cover, if desired. Arrange a few spillovers outside the glass for a touch of spontaneity.

A quick dip in fabric dye sets corn husks aglow in ruby, indigo and gold, leaving vibrant raw material for easy and long-lasting fall crafts. Click or tap here to see how to make candlestick collars, a wreath, napkin rings, plate chargers, husk flowers and a centerpiece.


Wrap glass votive holders in textural flair. Tie raffia around three or four overlapping moistened corn husks trimmed to fit. A spotted guinea fowl feather (available at crafts stores) adds a flourish.

This display is a biology lesson and wall decor in one! Tape leaves to identification cards created with crafts store materials or printed from our free templates below. Then place them along a card-holder tree.

If your go-to autumn bouquet defaults to traditional offerings, shake it up with a less-expected blend of veggies, fruits, berries and widely varied flowers. Small gourds, cabbage heads and pears (secured to thin dowels) add surprising flair.



Turn wax paper and leaves into a pretty autumn lantern to use with a battery-powered votive.Cut waxed paper into four 5×12 pieces, then fold in half to 5×6 pieces.

Put leaves (fresh, dried, faux or cut-out printed images) inside the folded waxed paper, then press with an iron on low heat to seal. Tape the sides together with decorative tape to make a lantern and place a battery-operated votive inside.

(Waxed paper can burn, so be sure to use only battery-operated candles.)

Vibrant dahlias in carved-out mini pumpkins delight at place settings. We used a candle carver-a small tool that removes candle-size chunks from fruits and veggies. Insert a votive holder as the “vase” for water and blooms.

Replicate a chandelier with leaves instead of lights. Drill a 14-inch hole in each canning jar lid. Pull a separate piece of rope through each hole, then tie a knot under each lid. Place single leaves in jars, and tightly secure lids. Tie rope pieces together and hang from a heavy-duty ceiling hook.


Change up your fall color palette with shades of gray accenting greens and pinks. Here, a scooped-out white pumpkin holds pink dahlias and gray-green dusty miller. Pears add a bright pop of green.

Faux leaves become pretty lightweight bowls with just a little DIY time.Blow up a balloon (the larger the balloon, the larger your bowl will be) and rest in in a bowl.

Cover the top of the balloon and the top sides of leaves with decoupage medium. Gently layer the leaves face down on the balloon, forming a bowl shape. Brush more decoupage medium on the backs of the leaves.

Let dry, then poke a hole in the balloon and discard balloon.

Emphasize the robust reds of fall with your choice of plants and flowers. Here, a dappled apple gourd, kale, dahlias, squash, and an oak branch form a color-saturated arrangement. Turn a gourd into a vase by scooping out the insides and adding a plastic cup for water.


A stack of pumpkins and gourds in an unusual stone birdbath highlights an autumn scene. Mums, fall leaves and berries add even more color.

Add fall flavor to a tabletop or mantel with cylinder vases filled with nuts and wheat. Roll coordinating scrapbooking paper into decorative cuffs that slip inside the vase.

Highlight the beauty of fall leaves with this display.Put single leaves, either pressed or fresh, in small glass vases. We used old lab beakers-look for them at antiques stores. Replace leaves as they brown.


Trade the usual fresh gourds for jewel-tone painted dried ones. Start with dried gourds in varying sizes. (If not available locally, try amishgourds.com.) For crisp lines, apply painter's tape around the middle of a gourd. Paint half of the gourd with latex wall paint and remove tape when dry.

For a drippy effect, pour 14 cup paint into a resealable plastic storage bag. Snip a corner to drizzle paint around the middle of a gourd ( piping frosting). Using a foam brush, carefully extend paint up from the drips, adding additional paint as necessary, to reach one end of the gourd.

Pile painted gourds on a mantel or shelf or in decorative bowls.

Gourds in a variety of sizes, colors, shapes and textures fill a wooden tray, accented by flowers and berries.

Pressed leaves taped to crafting paper make for simple seasonal art. Hang a few rows with removable adhesive strips for high impact above a bed or sofa.


White pumpkins encircled by bittersweet vine and set along an orange table runner create a striking table arrangement.

Create a welcoming fall scene with personalized pumpkins. Etch your monogram into small, medium and large pumpkins, using different fonts and styles. (You can get a similar look with paint if you'd prefer not to etch.) Show off your pumpkins on an old chair or stool.

Show off bittersweet berries in gold, green and clear bottles on a windowsill or shelf. Tiny gourds between the bottles add another shape to the seasonal mix.


Clear glass containers highlight the seasonal beauty of smooth pumpkins and frilly flowers in this unusual–and ultra quick–display.Fill an assortment of glasses with water and float mini pumpkins along with Teddy Bear sunflowers or other autumn blooms.

A swan gourd makes a natural vase hanging from a front gate or porch railing. Cut a hole near the gourd's neck, then hollow out enough space for fall flowers: mums, black-eyed Susans, Virginia creeper or other favorites.

Use repurposed candleholders for easy fall displays of small pumpkins and gourds. Look for inexpensive candleholders in varying heights at a garage sale or antiques store, then spray-paint black for a unified look.


While the trees may be dropping leaves outdoors, you can preserve them inside on this tree — perfect for an entry display or party centerpiece.

Anchor a branch (we used manzanita from a floral shop) in a decorative pot with floral foam or rocks, then cover the top with moss. Decoupage color copies of gathered leaves onto small cards or hot-glue pressed leaves to cards.

Tie to branches with twine or raffia. Add lines of favorite seasonal poems to the back, if you .

Tissue paper and twigs make a pretty, leafy garland to drape in front of a window. Trace leaf shapes onto heavy cardstock to create templates. Cut out and trace shapes onto colored tissue paper, then cut out the leaves. Glue small twigs on the leaves to look veins; glue or tape finished leaves onto a thin strip of twine. Hang in a sunny place!

Use as many gourds as you'd to create this simple mantel decoration. We mixed two larger hard-shell gourds with smaller soft-shell gourds (and tucked in a squash for good measure). Bittersweet branches and maple leaves provide extra color and texture.


Put together a colorful outdoor fall display using a sturdy wheelbarrow as a base.Our wheelbarrow overflows with ornamental cabbage and peppers, ornamental grasses, chrysanthemums and other seasonal plants. Fill the wheelbarrow with soil and insert the plants loosely, or tuck containers into the wheelbarrow, making sure to fill in the gaps with more plants.

Clear glass containers show off both candlelight as well as colorful materials. Nestle a candle in popcorn kernels or other seasonal materials, such as candy corn or colored clear round stones (available in crafts stores). If you prefer, use a battery-powered candle for safety.

Unusual combinations of pedestals and gourds make an easy and novel centerpiece.White gourds look miniature sculptures when placed on pieces of old table legs and balusters. Other items to try as pedestals: upside-down bowls, old candlesticks, decorative nesting boxes, Mason jars–use your imagination!


Create simple but striking arrangements with autumn beauties. Try cattails, ornamental grasses, coneflower seed heads or dried hydrangea blooms.

Create this beautiful fall wreath with a variety of materials that reflect autumn's hues: gold, red, orange and brown.Both your yard and a crafts store should provide a bounty of choices. A mix of fresh and dried materials looks lovely, but a wreath of all dried materials lasts longer.

Lightly soak a 10- or 12-inch ring of Oasis floral foam in water. Group your materials by color to plan each section of the wreath, then insert materials by the stems. We used tree leaves and fresh mums for red and orange bands of color, tree leaves and dried yarrow for gold, and dried oak leaves and pinecones for brown.

Hot glue or T-pins help hold materials in place.

Bring waves of grain to your staircase with bundles of ornamental grasses, available fresh at some flower shops and dried at many crafts stores. Bunch one or more types of grasses or wheat and secure with a rubber band. Tie to every other baluster with raffia.


Greet your guests with ghostly gourds this season, cleverly decorating your stoop to show your holiday spirit.Just a little paint will transform fall produce into eerie apparitions. Start by covering your gourd with acrylic spray varnish.

Use acrylic crafts paints to create your design. Finish with another coat of spray varnish.To hang each gourd, drill a small hole through the top of the neck and thread florist's wire through it.

Finish your display with dried vines, bittersweet berries and maybe even an abandoned paper-wasp nest.

A grapevine wreath elevates a mound of striped gourds and pumpkins in a fall display it takes only minutes to assemble.

A vintage tacklebox becomes a unique autumn display when filled with collected tree parts: bark, berries, seedpods, cones, small branches and leaves.


This simple arrangement of pumpkins around a lantern adds a stylish, seasonal touch to an entryway. Use a battery-powered candle if the lantern will be unattended.

For an easy mantel display, combine brightly colored fall leaves with an empty picture frame.Hang leaves on S-hooks (used for jewelry making and found at crafts stores) or pin to a ribbon.

Put nails in both sides of a colorful frame and suspend the ribbon loosely across the center, tying it to the nails.

Add to the display by spreading a branch full of brightly colored berries across the length of the mantel and setting small gourds on top of egg cups.

Mimic a blazing sunburst with this fall wreath. Fold out the husks on ears of Indian corn so they point straight out from the tops. Hot-glue the ears to a straw wreath, and “fluff” the husks to complete the look.


Fresh fall branches and Jack-Be-Little pumpkins in the bottom of tall glass vases showcase a pumpkin color scheme. Twine passed through holes drilled in Sweetie Pies lets these smaller pumpkins hang from a chandelier.

Light up the fall evenings with pumpkin candleholders. In the top of a miniature pumkin, carve a small hole wide and deep enough to hold a votive candle. For a rustic look, display your creation in a wire jar holder.

Give nature photos, family pics or place cards a seasonal lift. Drill a small hole in the top of a walnut. (Pick nuts with flatter bottoms so they stand up easily.) Cut a 6-inch piece of 18-gauge wire. Wrap one end of the wire twice around a wide marker. Remove the marker, and pinch the loops together. Insert the other end into the nut. Slip a photo or card between the loops.


Snips of fall branches make easy-and inexpensive-arrangements.Look for interesting shapes with leaves, acorns or berries. Add fruit such as lemons in the base of your container for both color and stability.

A short branch makes a striking centerpiece for an autumn party.Weight a pot with stones and fill with florist's foam to secure the branch, then wrap the pot in a drawstring jute bag. Pair the arrangement with flowers and plants in leaf-inspired colors-we used roses, millet, kale, leaves and berries.

A wheat wreath reflects your Midwest heritage. Insert dried sheaves into a foam wreath form, then dress up your wreath by slipping the stems of golden maple leaves into the spaces between wheat heads. Use leaves sparingly for the best effect.


Use antique keys (secured with long straight pins) to create seasonal messages, such as fall or eek, on your pumpkins for an easy DIY fall decoration.

Use your backyard as inspiration for fall decorations. Press fallen leaves between the pages of a thick book to preserve their forms, then display autumn hues in a cigar box or in birch frames.

Drape this garland indoors or out. Twist eye hooks into the tops of corn cobs, then string the corn along a piece of sturdy twine, alternating cobs with husks looped over the twine and glued together.


Embellish a square store-bought magnolia wreath with color-coordinated real and faux materials, including twigs, seedpods, nuts, berries, wheat and leaves.

Source: https://www.midwestliving.com/homes/seasonal-decorating/easy-fall-decorating-projects/

Decorating for Fall with Faux Pumpkins

13 Fun DIY Faux Pumpkin Decorations For Fall

Keeping it real here, using faux pumpkins while decorating for fall not only saves some money but it’s another excuse for me to get crafty and add some little DIY touches throughout my home. There certainly isn’t a shortage of pumpkin ideas on Pinterest and I have a whole board dedicated to fall decorating ideas.

I don’t know about you but I am especially drawn to the white pumpkins. I just love that they can be put into any room and blend well with any decor. I save my traditional orange pumpkins for decorating the front porch. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post I am sharing my favorite white pumpkin from the CCBG link party.

Painted Faux Pumpkins

Chalk painted faux pumpkins are all the rage these days. Last year I opted to ditch the traditional orange pumpkins and painted all of my fake pumpkins with my homemade white chalky paint. Then I lightly sanded them to add some distressing and let a little of the orange show through the paint.

Chenille Faux Pumpkins

The other day I shared a quick and easy tutorial for how I made these chenille pumpkins from a torn and frayed chenille blanket that I saved from the trash. I love the bumpy texture of these stuffed pumpkins and trust me when I say that they are super easy to make. I have extremely limited sewing skills and this was an easy DIY project.

Ceramic Faux Pumpkins

I painted this ceramic pumpkin with a white layer of white chalky paint and again distressed it to show some of the orange color. This pumpkin is also a planter and I happen to have a black thumb which means I kill all plants. Therefore I opted to add some faux succulents to the pumpkin and so many people have actually thought they were real. Go figure.

Every Thursday a group of my crafty friends will host a new link party. By linking your recent homemade project to the bottom of this post a thumbnail image will be added to the collage with a link to your blog so that  we can visit your blog and see what you have been making.

Each week one of my crafty friends and myself will choose our personal favorite link of the week. If you are featured on one of our blogs, grab this button and share the good news with your crafty friends. {Put the button on your blog and share it on too.} Featured posts will also be added to the Creative Craft Bloggers Group Pinterest Board.

Make sure you visit my fellow Co-Hosts to see all the fun and crafty things they have to share with you as well as their featured guest post of the week.

Try it – it |Life Beyond the Kitchen | Our Daily Craft | Leaves & Stitches | Al Things Beautiful

My Featured Post of the Week

Keeping up with my faux pumpkin theme, my featured post of the week is the adorable DIY Magnolia Pumpkin submitted by Lolly Jane Blog. Adding the faux magnolia to the top of the pumpkin is adorable but I am loving the tutorial on adding the gold lettering to the pumpkin. She has inspired me to get practice and try my hand at drawing on one of my pumpkins.

I am excited to be inspired by your crafty projects and homemade goodness. Before you link up your project, please take a quick peek at the rules below and feel free to share this party with others. {The more the better.}

  • Link to a specific post, not your home page.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops or business links are not accepted.
  • Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.
  • Please do not pin from the thumbnails below. If there’s a post you want to pin please click on the link title to visit the source and pin from their blog.

Link Up Your Post Below

Now let’s see what you have been up to lately. Share the link to your blog post using the InLinkz tab at the bottom of this post.

Source: https://mythriftyhouse.com/faux-pumpkins/

75 Easy Painted Pumpkins Ideas – No Carve Halloween Pumpkin Painting & Decorating Ideas

13 Fun DIY Faux Pumpkin Decorations For Fall

1 of 75

Pumpkin Jam Jars

We are way too obsessed with this sweet painted pumpkin idea. It involves two of our favorite things, after all: mini pumpkins and Mason jars!

Make the Jars: Print pumpkin and apple templates on removable tattoo paper. Attach to small white pumpkins per package directions. Remove the stems from pumpkins. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit into the opening of a wide-mouth Mason jar ring. Attach a round of gingham fabric, centering it, to the cardboard. Glue pumpkin stems in centers. Attach lids to tops of pumpkins.


2 of 75

Vintage Wrapper Pumpkins

While we'd be impressed if you could paint these pumpkins, here, you'll be using Mod Podge to bring them to life. Those printed vintage wrapper designs are so easy to source.

Make the Pumpkins: Print copies of candy labels from Pinterest; cut into 1-inch strips. Attach to pumpkins using Mod Podge, working to line up the design as best as possible.


3 of 75

Painted Pumpkin Scale

What better way to dole out candy to trick-or-treaters than with a pumpkin scale? (No, it doesn't actually work…but when it looks this adorable, who's going to mind?)

Make the Scale: Cut a large hole in back of a medium pumpkin; scoop out pulp and seeds. Remove all flesh so it’s light enough to hang. Trace clock template on pumpkin, sizing up or down as needed. Etch out where indicated. Paint over remaining design with black oil pen. Attach peel-and-stick numbers.

Drill holes in two sides of large ice scoop. Attach two equal lengths of chain with small S hooks. Attach third length to handle; attach to bottom of pumpkin with T-pins. Drill small hole in top of pumpkin. Cut a 1″ dowel the width of inside top of pumpkin.

Tie rope around dowel, insert dowel in pumpkin, and feed rope through hole; hang.


4 of 75

No-Carve Pastel Painted Pumpkins

5 of 75

Gold-Splattered Painted Pumpkins

6 of 75

Gold-Dipped Painted Pumpkins

You won't believe how easy it is to DIY these luxe-looking pumpkins—and neighbors won't believe they're not expensive, store-bought decorations.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.


7 of 75

Party Animal Pumpkin

DIYing a party animal Halloween costume this year? Easily make pumpkins to match with a layer of paint and celebratory hats with ears. Use different colors and accessories to make your own pumpkin zoo.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.


8 of 75

Rainbow Painted Pumpkins

9 of 75

Bundt Cake Pumpkin

Let this “cake” inspire you to make some more baked goods this season! To recreate this pumpkin, start by using white craft paint to paint a drippy-looking glaze on a Musquee de Provence pumpkin, which naturally mimics the shape of a bundt. Display your delicious-looking creation on a cake stand along with a mini pumpkin prize ribbon.


10 of 75

Bunny Pumpkin

First, download, trace, and cut out our ears and top nose templates on gray felt. Then, trace and cut out the nose “button” on pink felt. Hot-glue the nose button on the center of a white pumpkin.

Use craft glue to attach twigs from wheat stalks to the back of the gray nose top; glue on top of the pink button, overlapping slightly. Outline the bottom of the nose with brown twine, using hot glue to attach.

Finally, use the glue gun to attach ears and acorn tops for eyes.

Get the templates.


11 of 75

Caramel Apple Pumpkin

Start by removing the stem of a medium pumpkin. Use craft paint to paint the top a Granny Smith-esque apple green. Once dry, use craft paint to paint the bottom a golden caramel color. Hot-glue a 3/4-inch by 12-inch dowel where the stem was. Display in a large, industrial-size coffee filter.


13 of 75

Ring Toss Squash

16 of 75

Fall Jar Pumpkin

How cute does this “jar” look? Begin by removing the stem of a medium pumpkin, but be sure to keep it on-hand. Use wired twine to spell out “Fall”; hot-glue to pumpkin.

(Feel free to spell out any other word or phrase you'd .) Paint pumpkin and twine with light blue craft paint. Let dry completely. Place a nine-to 10-inch tart pan upside down on the pumpkin.

Hot-glue the reserved stem to the center of the pan.


17 of 75

Mama Pig and Piglet Pumpkins

Start out with white pumpkins. If you can't find white pumpkins, paint any color pumpkin white or light pink. Next, download our ears and nose templates and trace on pink felt. Scale up or down as you need, and then cut out. Cut out inner ear pieces (make sure they are slightly smaller than the felt) from patterned pink craft paper.

Then, use craft glue to attach the paper to the felt. Hot-glue the ears and noses to the pumpkins. Paint two pumpkin seeds with black craft paint. Hot-glue seeds for eyes for mama and small black buttons for mama’s nostrils and piglets’ eyes and nostrils.

Twist small pink pipe cleaners in coils and hot-glue one to the back of each pumpkin to create tails.

Get the templates.


18 of 75

Gingham Painted Pumpkins

Give pumpkins a Southern-inspired spin by painting on a pretty (and seriously easy!) gingham pattern.

Get the tutorial at Kelly in the City.


19 of 75

No-Carve String Art Pumpkin

20 of 75

Copper Striped No-Carve Pumpkins

21 of 75

No-Carve Pumpkin People

Accessories such as novelty glasses and hats and mustaches cut from felt make for funny painted pumpkin “people.”

Get the tutorial at Pretty Providence.


22 of 75

Painted Pumpkin Letter Board

Let the letter board trend inspire your pumpkins this year. Start by painting them whatever base coat you , then add notches with a screwdriver and pop in the letters!

Get the tutorial at A Girl and a Glue Gun.


23 of 75

Address Pumpkins

Let revelers know they're at the right address by emblazoning your house number—and state—on pumpkins. Mark your location on a decal of your state by punching a star-shaped hole. Then apply the decal and number stickers to the pumpkins, paint, and remove the adhesive symbols when dry.


24 of 75

Painted Baseball Pumpkin

25 of 75

Woody Wagoneer Pumpkin

26 of 75

Paint by Numbers Pumpkin

Because these retro relics often feature fall scenery—tree-lined trails, babbling brooks—you can find them gracing the heart-pine paneling in plenty a cabin.

To create the ones you see at left, photocopy your favorite works of art (or simply Google “vintage paint by numbers” and print your favorite scenes, scaling them up or down as necessary). Cut paper printouts into half-inch strips, and attach to white pumpkins using Mod Podge.

(Line up the image as best you can, taking heart in the fact that some imperfection adds charm.) Attach twig “frames” with hot-glue.


28 of 75

Barn Quilt Pumpkins

29 of 75

Tack-O'-Lantern Pumpkin

Create a tack-o'-lantern with this office store staple. Paint pumpkin desired color in a matte finish. Write letters with an erasable wax pencil, then use a hammer to tap in nail heads along the script. (The shorter the word, the more clearly it will read.)


Source: https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g1363/painted-pumpkins/

20 Incredible Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins This Fall

13 Fun DIY Faux Pumpkin Decorations For Fall

Pinterest/Spray Paint & Chardonnay

There are so many reasons we can’t wait for pumpkins to come back around every fall — cooking with them, picking them out, carving them and of course, decorating with them. These incredible ideas for decorating with pumpkins this fall are so much more fun than your typical Jack-O-Lantern or plain orange pumpkin arrangement. We’ve got pumpkin decorating ideas for your indoor and outdoor spaces and even for events weddings and baby showers. Some of these decorating options are more extensive DIY projects while others are as simple as buying a pumpkin and placing it somewhere unexpected. So check out these ways to decorate with pumpkins this fall for fresh ideas that go past Halloween pumpkins (but these ideas can be carried into Halloween, no worries).

Pinterest/Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Pumpkins made to match baby shower colors are the cutest way to welcome a fall baby. Get the tutorial to make these pink and white pumpkins from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.



Pinterest/Atta Girl Says

These beautiful gold foil pumpkins will look classy any month this fall in centerpieces, on mantles, on the front steps or placed anywhere around the house. Find the how-to from Atta Girl Says.

Pinterest/Noi Tran Photography/Wedding Chicks

“Mr.” and “Mrs.” painted pumpkins are an easy, cost-effective and seasonal decoration for a fall wedding. Line an outdoor aisle with pumpkins or have your guests sign a pumpkin “guest book,” too.


Pinterest/Serve It Up Sassy

For many Southerners, fall means one thing — football. So up the decorations at your tailgate or football party and paint pumpkins with your team’s logo and colors.

Pinterest/Atta Girl Says

Instead of making your pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns, stack mini pumpkins in old lanterns for an easy table-topper.

Pinterest/Spray Paint & Chardonnay

Copy your grandmother’s milk glass with this adorable pumpkin project that will look cute anytime this fall, anywhere in the house. Learn how to do it at Spray Paint & Chardonnay.



Pinterest/At The Picket Fence

Your fall party and Thanksgiving guests can easily find your house with these cute house number pumpkins. Get the DIY how-to from At The Picket Fence.

Pinterest/Frosts Kisses Tumblr

Line the path to your front door or the perimeter of your garden, or even make a pathway to a table in the backyard for an outdoor dinner party. The DIY-level is low-effort and the result is adorable.

Pinterest/A Thoughtful Place

Do you have a favorite fabric all over your house? You can make a pumpkin vase inspired by that fabric’s pattern — genius! Get the tutorial from A Thoughtful Place.


Pinterest/Midwest Living

We know you love a good container garden, so add a few mini pumpkins in your hanging baskets for some fall flair.

Pinterest/Home Remedies

Stack some pumpkins in the magazine holder, the blanket basket, the bowl in the kitchen that you throw your keys in — anywhere. A few pumpkins of varied colors and sizes will make any space feel decorated and seasonal.

Pinterest/Craftberry Bush

Find the teeny-tiniest pumpkins you can and decorate with them all over the house. They’ll fit in any vase or container and add a touch of fall to any surface.


Pinterest/Loi Tai/Tone on Tone

Many Southerners spend the majority of their fall at the hunting camp, so incorporate that into your fall decorating! Add some antlers to any pumpkin centerpiece or arrangement for a rustic vibe.

Pinterest/Sarah Tucker

Think the fireplace is reserved for Santa to fill stockings? Not so. Fill your fireplace with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes for an easy fall decoration that will cozy up your room.

Pinterest/Stephanie Welbourne/Victoria Magazine

This ice-bucket arrangement proves that just about anything in your house can make a beautiful container for a fall centerpiece.


Pinterest/Sand & Sisal

Spending Thanksgiving on the water doesn’t mean your home can’t be decorated for both the season and the beach. Use white and blue pumpkins, burlap, starfish, sand dollars, driftwood and shells for beachy fall table decorations.

Pinterest/Craftberry Bush

You might not be sipping mint juleps this fall, but you can use the silver cups for cute flower and pumpkin arrangements. Make larger centerpieces with bigger pieces of silver urns and serving bowls.

Pinterest/Liz Marie Blog

Even though they don’t look so great next to perfectly round, perfectly orange pumpkins, don’t be afraid of warty, misshapen or “ugly” pumpkins — they add character to arrangements and can actually look beautiful.


Pinterest/Julie Blanner

Placing a single pumpkin on each stair to line the stairwell is a no-effort fall decorating idea that will put a little autumn coziness in each step you take.

Pinterest/The Essence of Home

Instead of going through the trouble of making an elaborate pumpkin centerpiece, place them in glass containers and cabinets for an instant fall update.

Source: https://www.southernliving.com/fall/pumpkin-decorating-ideas

55 Fall Porch Decorating Ideas – Outdoor Fall Decor

13 Fun DIY Faux Pumpkin Decorations For Fall

Dana Gallagher

It's finally autumn, and we're pumped.

Not only does our favorite season mean cozy hayrides and all pumpkin everything (PSL, here we come!), but it also means it's time to swap out those warm weather decorations in order to make way for some new autumn home decor—specifically, it's time to start thinking about fall porch decor! That's where our list of the best fall porch decorating ideas comes in. There's no shortage of ways to dress up your interior for the occasion, and we all know that by now…but to really make a statement, you've got to impress friends and family before they even walk in the door with outdoor fall decor. Wreaths, gourds, garlands, and more will instantly add curb appeal to your home and help to get your guests in the seasonal spirit. And even if you're not into those classic autumn oranges and browns, never fear: There's truly something for every porch color palette. Neutral-colored mini pumpkin patch to contrast a bright front door? Coming right up! Corn stalks to complement a lighter setup? You got it!

Space won't be an issue for these fall porch decorations either. If you're a little cramped, just opt for a DIY crate display or basic burlap banner.

Small, simple touches a blanket-covered rocking chair or a chalkboard sign will easily suffice.

If you've got a more spacious wraparound, however, why not go all-out with plaid couch pillows and bales of hay? Ultimately, no matter what you're going for, there's a look here that's sure to fit your style.

1 of 55

Long Garland

Frame your front door in a stunning, oversized garland the one pictured here. It may be the only added element needed to dress up your porch.


2 of 55

Cozy Cabin

You don't have to spend a ton of money to bring the fall porch of your dreams to life. Here, a trail of flower shop pumpkins and a few white mums do the trick.


3 of 55

Cotton & Muted Colors

This cotton wreath is the first thing that stole our hearts about blogger Eden Passante's front porch. But the lush arrangement of dried reeds and flowers is equally captivating.

Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.


4 of 55

Simple & Stately

Wreaths aren't just for the holidays! A natural-looking one that features seasonal greenery and flowers is the perfect way to liven up your porch for fall.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful.


5 of 55

Letter Wreath

Stake your claim to the season with a fun initial wreath the one pictured here. Surrounded by faux white pumpkins and burlap, it's the ultimate fall porch accessory.

Get the tutorial at Tatertots + Jello.


6 of 55

Fall Crate Display

Add height to your porch pumpkins and fall plants by painting and stacking a few wooden crates. Align them however you please, then line with the bottom with hay.

See more at Gray House Studio.


7 of 55

Seasonal Symmetry

Matching cornstalks, an array of pastel pumpkins, and a charming door wreath bring this neutral color palette to life. If you look closely, you can also see more mini pumpkin inspiration lining the topiaries.

See more at Modern Glam.


8 of 55

Go Bright and Metallic

Plain orange pumpkins are classic, but you can also brighten up your front steps with cascades of copper, off-white, and gray. Bonus points if you have lanterns on hand that are fit to match.

See more at Sanctuary Home Decor.


9 of 55

Personalized Pumpkins

Who needs a doormat when you can commemorate your family's last name with the next best thing—front porch pumpkins!

See more at Julie Blanner.


10 of 55

Pumpkin Cart

Give your outdoor bar cart more time to shine this fall by stashing pumpkins and gourds on each shelf. Add more flair by interspersing a bit of greenery.

See more at Home Stories A to Z.


11 of 55

Versatile Post

This blogger dressed up a teal post (which stays put as a year-round porch staple), with a bountiful fall wreath and faux pumpkins.

See more at Crafting Chicks.


12 of 55

Black and White Details

Aside from the basics, painted pumpkins and seasonal signs, you can instantly dress up your outdoor entryway with a few cozy lanterns. Top them off with decorative bows to make even more of a statement.

See more at Love of Family and Home.


13 of 55

Mad for Plaid

We don't know which part of this porch setup we love more—the black and white plaid rug, the rustic galvanized wreath, or the overall beautiful color contrast.

See more at Tatertots & Jello.


14 of 55

Cozy Chalkboard Corner

No need to scour the craft store for pretty outdoor fall signage—these bloggers provided a free printable version of this adorable chalkboard-inspired message. Prop it up beside your front door, or let it hang above a pumpkin-adorned table.

See more at Lolly Jane.


15 of 55

DIY Porch Sign

16 of 55

Pretty and Pink

17 of 55

Orange Mums and Gourds

19 of 55

Pretty Pastels

If low-key is more your style, trade in bright hues for softer shades of blues, whites, pinks, and peaches, as seen in the pumpkins, mums, and wreath here.

See more at Home Stories A to Z.


20 of 55

Green and Orange Decor

Traditional orange decor will pop against a variety of green shades. Incorporate these items with corn stalks and hay bales for a fresh fall look.

See more at Yellow Prairie Interiors.


23 of 55

Decorate with Corn Husks

Add some serious seasonal curb appeal with these easy autumn DIY projects.

For the garland: Cut a piece of ½-inch jute rope to your desired length (add a few extra inches to get the drapey effect at the top) and attach corn husks and silks with a hot-glue gun. (You can also use tamale wrappers.)

For the wreath: Start with a flat-wire 18-inch frame. Hot-glue corn husks (roughly 18) and corncobs (roughly 9) in an alternating pattern. Fray the ends of the corn husks to add dimension.


24 of 55

Pretty Up The Porch

No need to break the bank for this simple look—you probably already own most of these materials.

If you have a wooden ladder: Display a cozy blanket on each rung.

If you have a grapevine wreath: Dress it (or a pair) up by nesting nuts and apples in the lower half, then hang with 3-inch-wide burlap ribbon.

If you have a bushel basket: Repurpose it as a rustic planter, or use it to corral outdoor items.

25 of 55

Create a Defined Color Palette

27 of 55

Choose Unexpected Door Decorations

When it comes to curb appeal, your front door is prime real estate. This year, create an eye-catching display by forgoing a classic wreath for a creative seasonal display, an apple basket.

See more at Savvy Southern Style.


28 of 55

Plant Seasonal Blooms in Rustic Planters

The summer days of tending to your garden may be dwindling, but garden lovers rejoice: Thanks to their late growing season, mums are the perfect floral for fall. Flank your door with olive buckets (search Etsy to find 'em) stuffed with these bright flowers.

See more at On Sutton Place.


29 of 55

Make the Most of a Small Space

This blogger didn't let her farmhouse's lack of a full porch stop her from decorating for fall. Instead, she made good use of the space she does have by lining her steps with bundles of mums and pumpkins.

See more at Serendipity Refined.


30 of 55

Spell It Out

Reclaimed wood or shipping pallets are the perfect base for an oversized sign with a distressed finish to adorn your porch.

See more at Love Grows Wild.


Source: https://www.countryliving.com/home-design/decorating-ideas/g2621/fall-porch-decorating/