Fall Front Porch

October 4, 2016

By Tab Byrum


If you’ve followed the blog for very long then you know I decorate several different people’s front doors for the different seasons and holidays, I recently met a new client and she wanted something done on her front porch but she didn’t want “the usual”. She and her husband have a beautiful new home and I love the entrance to it, it’s a beautiful large wooden door with lots of glass around it and beautifully stained wood and I didn’t want to cover all that up with grapevine and silk flowers. My client loves the look of birch branches and had recently ordered some on the internet and wanted me to incorporate them into the front porch decor, she also requested pumpkins and she had some fall garland she wanted me to use. I went to At Home and found the perfect container for the birch branches and also headed to a local pumpkin farm where I picked lots of great pumpkins and gourds. My client also wanted a new fall wreath for her front door, so I made that as well. Here are some photos, I’m really happy with how this turned out. Enjoy!!!


On each side of the front door (above & below) we placed an outdoor planter, in the planter I poured sand to weight down the planter and also as a way to hold up the birch branches. I placed the branches in the sand, filled in around the bottom of the branches with fall leaf bushes and mounded pumpkins of different sizes and colors around the planters. 



The Fall leaves hid the sand and added a big punch of fall color at the bottom of the display.


My client had two pieces of Fall garland and we wanted to work this into the birch branches to bring some color up on the display and not just have white branches sticking up. 


I gathered together all different shapes, sizes, and colors of pumpkins and gourds.



I love these pumpkins with “warts” on them, adds some great character. 



The client likes to have a wreath on her door for the seasons and holidays. So I took a cue from what I had created on the porch as well as what we did with decorating in the house.


We already had the “Happy Fall Y’all” ribbon as well as the little tan and orange burlap pumpkins, and the cotton bolls.


I added a Fall colored plaid ribbon to the wreath as well as Fall leaves, berries, pine cones, and sunflowers. 


We had used a garland of cotton bolls in the house and I cut a few stems off of a second garland we had and tucked them into the wreath. This allowed me tie the inside and outside together as well as echoing the white pumpkins I used on the front porch.


We also added pumpkins to a flower bed between the house and the street to bring a little Fall color out there as well. 



I’m really happy with how this turned out and I’m happy to say my client is also. I hope you’re enjoying the change of seasons wherever you are. 

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