Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Front Porch

There's just something about pumpkins that
make me happy. They put a smile on my face
and bring back memories of Halloween and
Whether it's the cool, crisp autumn air, the scent of roasted marshmallows in the backyard, or the walking around at the Texas State Fair, Autumn just makes me smile!
This Friday I discovered a cute little nursery in the small town where I work.
I was instantly drawn to the sea of orange pumpkins they had on display all over the front of their lot.
I went by on my lunch break to pick up a few.
To my surprise they had the "fancy" kind.
And they weren't expensive either.
Double happy for me.
They loaded up my little pick up truck and I even had enough $ to buy a corn stalk.
When I got home I immediately started to arrange the pumpkins on my front porch.
I decided to add a little bit of Halloween touches here and there and not over do it like in years past. This way I can leave my display up all thru November for Thanksgiving.
I added my favorite tin bucket from last year, spray painted some branches black, added the BOO vinyl letters cut with my Cricut and hung some cardstock bats. Super easy!
I tell you how to make this fun decorating idea here (including links to the bats images)

I also took my birdcage, painted that black and filled with some raffia I had on hand. I then added a Dollar Tree crow for a bit of whimsy.

Here's a better look at the corn stalk. I tied some decorative faux pumpkin candle rings that I simply opened up to add a bit of interest to it. Don't you just love all the different variations of color the pumpkins add?
Nature is just so colorful :)

Also, a tip on spray painting those branches:
Cut your twigs/branches and stick them into an old, dirt filled pot that you don't mind getting paint on, then spray them. Once dry simply remove them and arrange into your new container :)
You can also hang little ghosts from them if you like.
Have fun. And don't forget to enter my Scrapbooking Software giveaway!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Good buys are always a plus!! Autumn makes me smile too!! Love the crow in the bird cage!
    -barbie @ LOVIN LIFE BARBIE


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