I’m back as promised to show you the entire side entrance porch all decorated for fall. I felt it was a little too early to start using pumpkins so opted to use mums and cornstalks for now. I will get pumpkins, but not until later into the season when the weather gets chillier.
I found a great deal on large mums this year, only $3 each, and sometimes cost is what dictates how and what I decorate with. They’re from a local place and the owners even loaded them in my jeep for me, so I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I knew using white and yellow would brighten up the porch and with the logs being so dark it made the entrance really come to life.
The next thing for me was to make a wreath for the door and I was looking for a way to create something for free. My friend Lisa and I came up with the brilliant idea of making a crab apple wreath. We raided her garden shed as a starting place and came out with the twig wreath and decided to use it as the base.
Next we gave her weeping cherry tree a good trimming and back to my place to assemble the wreath. We decided the crab apples were too large and heavy and it’s a good thing because even the cherry branches make for a pretty hefty wreath. It even fell off my door and on my head twice while trying to take photos. I then got smart and figured out what type of a wreath hanger worked best for heavy wreaths.
It was so easy to do and didn’t require a glue gun, twine, or floral wire. All we did was cut the branches into random lengths and stick them between the twig branches. It was the easiest thing to create and we had great girl time fun making it. We always see everything as an adventure when we’re together so this was just another adventure to us.
I got ambitious and cleaned the front porch and have it all decorated for fall too, I even recovered the furniture. I’ll be back later to show you that space. So tell me how is your fall decorating coming along?