Don’t wait for Christmas to go all out on door decorations. These fall front door ideas will help you take full advantage of nature’s beautiful autumn colors.
Fall Outdoor Decorating
Add to the natural autumn beauty of your yard with harvest-inspired fall outdoor decorations. Featuring natural elements such as pumpkins, leaves, and more, our versatile fall outdoordecorating ideas will span the season from September through Thanksgiving.
Fall Outdoor Terrarium
A bell jar and a shallow terra-cotta bulb dish easily transform into a fall-inspired terrarium perfect for spotlighting your favorite natural elements. Pumpkins, pinecones, Spanishmoss, and leaves fill this harvest outdoor decoration.
Fall Cornucopia Centerpiece
Transform a traditional cornucopia into an outdoor table centerpiece that’s absolutely wow-worthy. Shop the supermarket for squash, shallots, onions, nuts, and pears. Pile them in a woven basket that’s treated to withstand autumn weather, along with a few dried naturals from a crafts store, and place the display on any outdoor surface.
Pumpkin and Milkweed Outdoor Decoration
Let nature set the table this fall with this rustic centerpiece. Fill a woven tray with small gourds, white and golden mini pumpkins, and a glass vase filled with downy milkweed seeds. Accent your outdoor centerpiece with calming shades of brown, gold, and orange.
How to Make An Outdoor Window Box
Transform a forgotten space into a stunningwindow box with the season’s best blooms. Here’s how.
Fall Squash and Foilage
Mix bright orange squash with earthy pottery for an autumn-hue display that will impress any guest. Fill the vase with beautiful
Decorative Fall Urn
Guests ooh and aah over this gorgeous falldoorway decoration. To make it, cut a square of florist’s foam and place inside a plastic urn. Cover with Spanish moss (available at crafts stores), keeping the moss in place with green pins. Make a collar of burlap around the urn, and build your arrangement with artificial leaves, berries, Chinese lanterns, dried lotus pods, and other fall favorites from the floral section of your local crafts store.
Outdoor Pumpkin with Maple Leaf Design
Decorate your doorstep with a pumpkin designed to fit any sophisticated Halloween orThanksgiving decor. Trace a maple leaf onto the pumpkin, then use a linoleum cutter or potter’s ribbon tool to scrape out the design of the leaf. Be careful not to cut completely through to keep your design fresh.
Backyard Holiday Getaway
Deocrate your back patio in a mix of warm and bright fall colors — the theme will last from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Buy fall mums and other seasonal plants that fit yourcolor scheme, but don’t stop there! Make yourpatio furniture and pillows match your plantsand pots for a seasonal look that’s both fun and cohesive.
Front Door, Made Beautiful
Follow these three steps for your most gorgeous front door display yet.
Gourds easily transform into candleholders by simply cutting off the tops and hollowing out the centers. Set them alongside other naturalfall elements in a tray for a beautiful outdoor decoration.
Autumn Raffia Wreath
Take the simple approach to fall outdoordecorating with our autumn-inspired wreath. All you need is orange-color raffia and an unadorned twig wreath for this easy, eye-catching creation. Bundle strands of raffia and pinch in the middle. Twist thin-gauge wirearound the pinched center and attach to the wreath. Continue all the way around the wreath, being sure to fluff both sides of the raffia bundles so they flow in the same direction as the twigs.
Fall Backyard Porch Decor
Welcoming Pumpkin Wheelbarrow
A wooden wheelbarrow filled with gourds, pumpkins, dried leaves, and berry sprigs makes a beautiful entryway decoration. Work with a variety of shapes and colors to achieve a vibrant look that captures the essence of fall.Paint a “welcome friends” message on two large pumpkins, and place them on top of thewheelbarrow. Weave artificial berry vines around the wheelbarrow for a splash of stunning red.
Multipurpose Pumpkin Bowls
These elegant bowls can hold candles, flowers, or candy on your front porch — plus, they are inexpensive to craft and don’t requirestorage space when the season is over. Cut off the top of a pumpkin, creating a straight edge, and scrape out the insides. Trace, then cut a scallop pattern along the top edge of thebowl. Use a drill and drill bits or various sizes to create the lacework design.
- Download the free pattern.