I’m so excited about fall! It’s been so hot here in the South that the cooler temperatures alone are reason to celebrate. When you add in the beautiful fall colors, I just can’t wait to start decorating. So on that note, I should tell you that I recently moved…into a beautiful old farmhouse with a huge front yard. That means that I need to start thinking about ways to decorate my yard for fall. So I started looking and found 20 wonderful ways to add some fall color and charm to your lawn and garden decorating.
If you have a large front yard, or even a small one, there are things that you can do that will add beautiful colors and designs to dress up your yard for fall. From pumpkins and scarecrows to corn husks and gourds, there are so many natural things that you can use in your outdoor fall decorating. There are some beautiful metal pumpkins and even a DIY wheelbarrow that you can make to add a bit of charm to the area around your mailbox or even on the steps leading up to your porch. Most people add a wreath or other decorations to the porch, but I wanted to offer you something that goes beyond porch decorating. And, be sure to check out these 60 beautiful DIY fall decorations for your home.
So whether you want to dress up your mailbox with some corn husks and burlap or build your own tiered planter from bushel baskets or plastic pumpkins, there is definitely an outdoor DIY fall project in this list for you. Many of them use things around your house that you may already have on hand, so they’re really cheap and they are all super easy to do. And if you love decorating with natural items, be sure to take a look at these 15 fall leaf crafts for kids. You could have fall colors inside your home and out!
If you’re as ready for fall as I am, it’s time to get down to some DIY fall decorating projects. I’ve found 20 amazing ways to bring that decorating out into your yard and increase your curb appeal. Go ahead; make your neighbors jealous and DIY a few of these fall decorations. You’ll be so glad you did!
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13. Fall Garden Flag
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the most impact. I always have seasonal garden flags in my front yard and this one for fall is just perfect. It’s a little acorn that helps you to welcome the season. You can add it to a flag post and put a burlap or raffia bow to make it a larger display. This is so perfect for around the mailbox or in your fall flower garden. You can pick this one up on Etsy for less than $20 and you can even get it with the design on both sides.
14. Galvanized Bucket Fall Display
Here’s another really simple way to show off those fall colors. Just take a galvanized bucket or wash tub and fill it with pumpkins, gourds, corn and other fall related items. I would even tip the bucket sideways and just have the decorations spilling out of it. This would be great for the base of your porch steps or near the mailbox if you want something with a bit of color further out in the yard.
15. DIY Happy Fall Pallet Sign
This upcycled pallet turned fall sign is gorgeous and will take you very little time to make. If you have an old pallet – if you don’t, you can get them nearly anywhere for really cheap – you just paint it and then add your fall message. You can even add a little bunting made of burlap that is painted to look like candy corn. Put this at the base of your stairs, near the mailbox, or anywhere you want to welcome guests to your home this fall.
16. DIY Harvest Sign
This harvest sign is such a quick and easy project and will add beautiful fall colors to your outdoor decorating. You can make it with a board that you have left over from other projects. Just paint the board orange and then add your Harvest wording in white. It’s such a simple idea but one that makes a huge statement. This would look great in the garden area next to your mums.
17. Cheap DIY House Number Pumpkins
Not only are these house number pumpkins perfect for your outdoor fall decorating, they’re really cheap and easy to make. You just need plastic pumpkins that you can get at Walmart for around $5 each, some burlap for a bow and house numbers, which you can find at any home improvement or hardware store. Just glue the numbers to your pumpkins and add your burlap bow to the top.
18. Pumpkin Filled Outdoor Lanterns
You can find these great outdoor lanterns at Walmart or the Dollar Store and they are not at all expensive. Grab a few and then open them and add small pumpkins and gourds. You could even tie a burlap or raffia bow on top if you want. These would look beautiful lining your walkway. I would personally do a pattern with one pumpkin filled lantern and then one candle lantern…and so on.
19. DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Metal Pumpkins
These metal pumpkins are really unique and so gorgeous. They’re inspired by Pottery Barn’s metal pumpkins, but they are much cheaper. You make these with galvanized metal strap and a few basic supplies like screws. These do take a bit of work but they are very much worth the effort. Just cut the metal strap in strips of the same size and then work them into a pumpkin, screwing each piece together as you go.
20. Adorable DIY Tipsy Pumpkins
You’ve surely seen these adorable pumpkins at some point. They’re plastic pumpkin candy buckets from the Dollar Store that you stack in a staggered manner to create a beautiful planter. You can take some extra time to paint the planters if you don’t want the jack-o-lantern look. Some white spray paint would look beautiful, especially when you add in your fall colored flowers. This is really easy to put together and the pumpkins help to support each other so there’s no worry of your tipsy pumpkins toppling over.