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pinautporchYour porch is the first thing your guests see when they come to your house. It should make them feel welcome, before they ever set foot inside. We see lots of decorated porches on Pinterest, sometimes on Facebook or Instagram – how many do we actually see in our neighborhood? It varies, I know. Some neighborhoods are downright competitive when it comes to outside home decor, others are just kind of ‘meh’. Maybe you can get something going in yours!

No matter how small your porch is, you can manage some kind of decoration. Even if it’s just hanging a wreath, or a spray of seasonal items on the side of birdhousethe door. Others who have bigger porches can bring in the bales of hay, cornstalks, scarecrows, huge pumpkins, galvanized tubs full of apples, lights, benches, garlands, ribbons, oh the list goes on and on. Mix and Match with the following-

Birdhouses – These can be lined up on your porch railing, or set one on each step or fill a tree up with them!

pineconesPinecones – String pinecones together, by winding twine around the top, forming a garland. Add some red berries (natural or purchased), some greenery and/or ribbon.  If pinecones are freely available in your yard, make some pinecones filled with peanut butter and birdseed for your feathered friends. Here is a blog post that explains the process, in order to make your birds happy.

Watering Cans – You can still use these for autumn, even if you used them for your summer porch decor. Use burlap ribbon to tie a bow around the handle, stick a few pinecones or gourds in the opening, or fill them with dried/fresh or silk sunflowers.sunflower

Sunflowers – If you dried your garden grown sunflowers, tie them up with the dried cornstalks. The colors go well together, and it keeps the cornstalks from looking so naked. Add ribbon twined around the both of them.

Look around your house and yard for something different. A bouquet of sticks, pebbles used in an artistic way (search Pinterest!). Anything nature has left behind on her way to winter is fair game.

These are just a few ways you change up your autumn porch decor. Once you start working with all these fabulous things, I think you’ll get more ideas!

How did you decorate your porch for this autumn season?

Author: Karen

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