I started by making the trick or treat pillow cover out of burlap and canvas dropcloth to cover the orange dot pillow that I had on the porch from the summer. Then I cut out a patch of dropcloth and stenciled Trick of Treat on the front using the font Stampete. I enlarged the font to 250 on the computer and printed it out, cut it out and stenciled it on using black and orange paint. After it was dry, I sewed it on the burlap, attached a couple of ties to the end, and put it on the existing pillow.
We recently replaced our porch swing with a newer one and I wanted to add a couple of pillows to it for fall. Black is a color I don’t normally include in our decor but I thought black pillows for the porch for fall would be something different and add a touch of class, as well as, be perfect for Halloween. I had trouble finding the right black fabric so I purchased a black fabric shower curtain and attached this natural looking ribbon in an X pattern to the front. I love how they turned out.
I don’t usually buy corn stalks, hay, pumpkins and mums in the fall for our front porch decor but I really wanted to this year. Usually I leave out the corn stalks but this year they seem really festive.
I’m not a fan of the ugly plastic pots that mums come in so I simply wrapped them in my leftover burlap fabric and tied with a piece of hemp twine.
My hubby recently came across this old railroad kerosene light at an auction. We took the guts out and I put a candle inside. As much as I’d like to keep it, it will be for sale in our shop. 🙂
He also found this vintage wooden egg crate so I turned it into a planter and stuck a pot of mums inside.
I also added a couple more to another crate that we used to have on the back porch. I love the time worn feel old crates add, as well as, the wood texture.
I like the wonderful muted colors of these heirloom pumpkins better than the orange kind when it comes to decor so I picked up a few. We save the orange pumpkins for the fun jack o lanterns we carve when it gets closer to Halloween. 🙂
I love fall!!
We also love lights on the porch all year long so we just string them up on the top inside of the porch. They create a warm cozy glow in the evenings that you can’t help but enjoy. 🙂
Have you decorated your porch for fall or Halloween yet?
P.S. I’ve received a lot of emails asking the location of our shop and I will share that info in an upcoming post.