5 Easy Fall Porch Decorations + $100 Lowe’s Gift Card Giveaway

 Thank you to P&G for sponsoring this post about easy fall porch decor. All opinions expressed are my own. #TryThisAtLowes

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. From apple picking to walks on a chilly morning, the season really brings me joy. To get the full effect, putting up fall decorations around the house seemed fitting. Then, I was left to decide how to make the front porch inviting and give it a fall makeover.

5 Easy Fall Porch Decorations

It didn’t take long for me to come up with decor that screamed ‘It’s Fall’. After visiting the pumpkin patch, I knew what I wanted to do and I had my five things that are now my Fall decor ‘must-haves’. This decor was easy to get my hands on and will make it through Halloween and up to Thanksgiving.

5 Easy Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas

1. Pumpkins and Gourds: At almost all stores during the fall season, pumpkins and gourds can be found. I love picking out a variety of sizes to compliment areas around the house, in a decor basket, and on front porch.

2. Mums: I feel at least one pot of mums is necessary. The late-season bloomer has Fall all over it and is available in may varieties.

3. Bales of Hay: This is the first year we actually purchased bales of hay. I love the look they give the porch and are just around $5.

5 Easy Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas

4. Cornstalks: After visiting the pumpkin patch this year, we finally picked up a bundle of dried cornstalks. I have seen them sold all around, but I knew it was time. It is a great addition to the front porch!

5. Wood Fall Sign: Once all those were set up, the porch was still missing something. I turned to my husband and told him it needed a sign. Something that says ‘Fall’ or ‘Welcome’.

DIY Fall Porch Sign with 1x6 boards

 He grabbed some 1×6 boards and I had a little DIY project for the day. We placed three side-by-side and attached them together with two boards across the back.

Stain Fall Porch Sign

We had an ebony stain on hand, so I put a layer of stain over the boards and let dry. With some wood letters, the sign was complete.

DIY Fall Porch Sign & Easy Decor

The front porch is festive and gives me a happy Fall feeling every time I see it. There is also a hay bale, more pumpkins, and a pot of mums on the other side of the front door.

Then there is clean up. The porch and everything on it needs a good season cleaning. Luckily at Lowe’s (where we got a lot of the wood and supplies), they also carry cleaning supplies to get job done such as Mr. Clean products and Bounty Paper Towels.

Get more Fall DIY projects and cleaning tips!

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68 comments on 5 Easy Fall Porch Decorations + $100 Lowe’s Gift Card Giveaway

  • Lisa Brown

    I have not painted the half bath; am procrastinating :)

  • Janet W.

    I really need to re-stain our deck and wooden play set in the backyard. I try to do it in the Fall when the weather is cooler and it doesn’t dry too fast.

  • Julie Wood

    I completed painting both the front and back porches and planted new plants out front!

  • Stephanie

    i want to paint the kitchen

  • Elena

    I need to paint the backyard fence

  • Mary Happymommy

    We would like to organize our garage but haven’t done so yet.

  • Kelly D

    We would like to install shelving in our garage this fall.

  • Cheryl

    I would like to refinish my deck and waterproof it.

  • Denise L

    I’d like to make a fall wreath for my front door.

  • Nicole Dz

    We painted an old headboard for the quest room in our home that we are decorating. I also want to make a bench for the porch.

  • David

    I went through the whole house and re-caulked all of our windows and doors. I am interested to see if it will make a difference in our gas bill this winter.

  • Laura J

    OH I did get the deck painted already, really still need to paint the shed, and I need to fill one crack in the cement!

  • Amanda A

    I completed painting the outside of my home in late Sept. My husband and I have so many projects that we need/want to get done and we do all our shopping at Lowes so this would be sooo awesome to win!

  • Jessica To

    I was hoping to paint my dining room this summer but I still need to do it.

  • Jessica Jaynes

    I would like to paint my kitchen

  • mita

    I would like to paint the backyard fence.

  • Candace B

    I need to paint a few rooms in my house.

  • HS

    Our garage project is still on-going.

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    We are in the midst of painting and doing some remodeling on every room! We have painted the living room,installed a back splash in the kitchen, and are going to paint our bedroom next.

  • tammigirl

    It’s time to winterize – walk around the outside and look for cracks, weatherproof the doors and windows, and give everything a good granny scrubbing.

  • Marcia Goss

    We need to get a new ceiling fan for the family room.

  • Natalie Nichols

    I want to make a fall wreath.

  • Stevie

    Ah I have been trying to re-organize my entire closet. I haven’t done anything yet though haha

  • jessica w

    we need side tables in our living room and this would greatly help those become a possibility

  • Tina M

    I completed painting my son’s room

  • Barrie

    I’ve pulled my summer plants out but I need to dig out the roots.

  • Kim D.

    I want to paint my daughter’s bedroom.

  • Tara

    I stained a headboard for our guest room.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    We recently redid our living room and main bathroom, but I still want to do some updates to our kitchen and upstairs bathroom. I mostly need paint and some new fixtures, so this would really help.

  • Stephanie Phelps

    I still want to get out and plant some mums for the fall and I want to get some decorations for the holidays

  • Melissa Hartley

    I want to paint my bathroom a gray paint shade & buy a new shower curtain & rugs decor to match .. thanks.

  • megan blumenthal

    I want to redo my kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Birdiebee

    I am still wanting to remove the wallpaper from my mother’s walls in her kitchen. The wallpaper is so “1970’s”.

  • Elle

    I am in the process of updating my master bathroom so I’ve done a few things but still have a ways to go.

  • amy pugmire

    I am wanting to repaint the fence!

  • Samantha

    I need to get into DIY action and build a coffee table and decorate with fall colors in the house.

  • carol

    got my fence put up and i still have another fence to put up but i have no idea when it took all day to do the one we just did about 2 weekends ago

  • James Robert

    My home is over 100 years old and about zero insulation in it. I started pulling down old plaster walls and insulating and now have to drywall.

  • Solducky

    We still need to plastic wrap the windows.

  • megan tilley

    I want to work on some renovations in our kitchen as well as much some wreaths!

  • Kelly Nicholson

    What DIY project have you completed for Fall or are still wanting to complete?

    bathroom upgrade if i ever get around to it

  • katie p

    We are working to redo our kitchen!

  • Tina W

    We were planning to fix broken boards on our back fence but then we found some stray kitties living out there so the project is on hold until we’ve tamed them a little.

  • Jackie

    We are in the process of painting the bathroom

  • Heather Dawn

    I need to paint my dining room.

  • Dandi D

    I would really like to get the whole house painted this fall.

  • Dawn S.

    I have doors and baseboards to redo in my house as well as my basement!

  • Cori Westphal

    I’m refinishing my log swing outside. I better hurry!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • Kim Henrichs

    Just finished a new screen door install and a monitored peep hole camera for the regular door.

  • Kristen

    I’d like to get our garage organized.

  • Brynn

    We still need to finish painitng and updating our office

  • Betsy Barnes

    My hubby and I want to DIY artwork from a shower curtain. We are deciding between two designs, then we should be able to get this done, hopefully before the holidays :)

  • betty

    i want to paint the kitchen !! :)

  • Erika W.

    I need to switch out my flowerbed with some pansies (I’ve had vinca since spring and it grew amazingly well). I also now have to replace the bottom screen on my screen door because my puppy kicked it out yesterday!

  • Jessica Beard

    We are in the process of redoing our bathroom. Wallpaper down and paint is on. We need to buy a sink and new toilet next.

  • Rust

    We are hoping to finish a small paver patio before it gets too cold.

  • Sonya Morris

    Replacing old boards on our deck.

  • steven weber

    We want to strip and restain the deck.

  • Tamra H

    We have a few boards we need to replace in our deck that need to be done before the winter months!

  • Andrea

    I am renovating my deck for next spring by adding colorful new plants, painting old flower pots, and building a trellis for a grape arbor!

  • Amanda Sakovitz

    I need to repaint my desk.

  • kaitlin

    We have a game table that we need to completed for our bonus room!

  • Stacey Roberson

    We are currently working on repairing our fence.

  • Thomas Murphy

    I want to paint my bathroom.

  • Michelle S

    I would love to refinish my bed!

  • Janice Cooper

    We just finished organizing the closets and getting rid of things we don’t use. I would like to tackle painting the bathroom next.

  • Tina

    We have a bunch of projects checked off the list but a few still to do. We have to close in our front porch. The steps on the porch really should be painted but it might be too late to do that this year.

  • Julie

    we need to finish putting gutters on the back of the house..

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