Fence Board Pumpkin adds Charm to Front Porch

September 17, 2014 by 4 Comments

One of our favorite things to do is to meet up with family and celebrate a grandchild’s sweet birthday, enjoy a ballgame or just hang out together. This past weekend we took a little trip to the DFW metroplex and did all of the above. It was a fun-filled, busy time for sure.  Before leaving for our mini get-away I created this color spot on our front porch.  Fall decorating is so easy using whatever nature provides this time of year.

Fall Porch

The “sweet potato” vine is going gang busters these days and I love the bright chartreuse color on the porch.  Do you spot the wooden pumpkin leaning up against the corner of the house?  Hubby made this one for me.  He cut a pumpkin shape out of plywood, nailed reclaimed fence boards on top to create more dimension and then cut the boards to the shape of the pumpkin using his skill saw.

Fall Porch 3

It’s the big wooden pumpkin that adds rustic charm and texture to this little front porch nook.

Fall Porch 2

I removed some tired looking petunias and geraniums and added a couple of fall mums to the planter.

Pumpkin Time

I found this little guy at the grocery store.  He came home with me and proudly takes his seat on the porch.

Fall Porch 4

Now it doesn’t hurt to mix up the textures and add a little touch of “faux”.   I purchased the faux pumpkin at Hobby Lobby. This one doesn’t create a mess and can be stored away easily for next year’s fall season.

Pumpkin Time 1

Love all of these pumpkins stacked up outside the grocery store, it looks like a farmer’s market. So fun!

Don’t you just love decorating for fall?

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