We have what is probably the teeniest porch EVER. We didn’t even think about it when we picked out this house though – we loved the exterior so much. It’s another one of those things you realize later…it would be nice to have a porch to sit and rock on. And maybe to decorate. :)
But I have found ways to make it work for each season, and fall and Christmas are of course, my favorites. It’s these times of year that I quite love our little porch, because little changes make a BIG impact.
I showed you my Dollar Tree wreath a few weeks ago:
My tried and true addition to the porch are my corn husks:
I mean really – you couldn’t get more fall than these!! I get bunches of them at a local nursery and I’ve seen them sold for $5.50 to $7 a bunch. (At least around here, where the corn isn’t hard to come by!)
On a recent True Value trip, I about squealed when I saw the HUGE mums they had:
They were only $5 EACH! I could not believe it! Plants this big are at least $15, usually more.
They are just about to burst open – any day now!
One of the items I took from my father-in-law’s house was his American flag:
The beautiful new flag was the perfect finishing touch for our fall porch:
Oh, and the pumpkins from our weekend trip to the patch don’t hurt! I absolutely fell. in. love. with the green pumpkins. :)
I usually plant mums in the window boxes, but this year I was taken with the kale:
And a cutie patootie peeking out sure helps too:
OH, be still my heart. :)
Our itty bitty porch is so easy to make over for the holidays – just a few additions make a HUGE difference:
Just in time to string the purple and orange Halloween lights everywhere!
And speaking of Halloween -- no worries, I move everything off the steps and porch that night, so there’s plenty of room for the kiddies. :)
So, do you decorate your porch for fall? Do you have an itty bitty porch like ours, or a big one? If you tell me you have a porch swing, I’m officially, totally jealous. :)
*I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.*
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