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Fall and Halloween Delights
Issue #106 October 2019Hard to believe it's already October. We love this time of year, a bit more chill in the air, rich golden hues, flavorful comfort soups, pumpkins of all colors and shapes, and a few snazzy Halloween decorations make the season so pleasant.
We are enjoying our autumn porch with its festive pumpkin themeWe appreciate our beautiful porch landscaping this time of the year. The lantanas are in their glory right now! What a wonderful time of the year to decorate your porch. And truly it's easy this time of the year.
Just grab a few natural elements - bales of straw, colorful mums, pumpkins on your steps, gourds of all sizes, and gorgeous ornamental kale (one of our favorites).
Inside This Edition...
Our autumn porch is simple but vibrant
Pumpkins and fall leaves dress up our entrywayI cut out a wooden pumpkin for Mary from a part of a cedar fence slat (truly inexpensive) and she painted it with various shades of oranges and golds for our front door. A bit of cream-colored yarn brings it all together at the stem. Against the blue door, this pumpkin looks dazzling.
Also at our entryway is a simple board that Mary covered with black and white checked fabric. Then she cut leaves from felt and we simply stapled them on.
Who loves fall wall art?Mary covered a board with a velour-type fabric that she already had. It's a shade of blue. Then she cut out pumpkins from colorful felt and glued them on. She used a permanent marker to add a few details. Then she added some cream-colored yarn for an accent on the pumpkin stem.
See the wire going across at the bottom? That helps keep it from swaying back and forth from the wind.
At the far end of our autumn porchMary made the pumpkin wall art by gluing scraps of leftover felt onto another wooden pumpkin cut-out I made for her. It looks kind of like a crazy quilt - but it works.
Close-up of our autumn porch swingOur porch swing holds memories of grandchildren enjoying carefree times. It's the perfect place to enjoy a few mindless, relaxing moments, hearing the rustle of the leaves and the chirping of the bluebirds.
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Comfortable fall benchDrape material in autumn colors across the back of a bench or swing. Add a berry or leaf garland and you will have a most inviting porch. The pumpkin wall are brings it all together. Do you agree?
Do you love this beautiful fall display?An array of natural elements and whimsy create a welcoming allure on this porch.
How fun is this wicker porch swing?So much fun - candy corn pillows! And polka dots! Both harmonize to make an autumn statement on this porch.
Pumpkins and mums line these endearing porch stepsSuch a stylish entrance! A big wow! Just make sure there's space for safely navigating the stairs.
Innovative way to use fall garlandSo simple yet definitely an eye-catcher. We think decorating your porch for autumn is probably the easiest season of all.
We Can't Forget Halloween!Porches love Halloween. Whether you like it a bit spooky or whimsical, decorating for Halloween can be enjoyed by all.
Colorful Halloween front door decorJazzy and magical. It certainly speaks "Halloweeen" indeed!
Friendly magpie scarecrow in front yardWe love this magpie welcoming friends, family, and perhaps a goblin or two on Halloween.
A few visitors who stayed too long!We appreciate the comic relief these two offer.
A bit of spooky at the front stepsFor the real Halloweeners, here's a scene that will surely catch the eye of little goblins and ghosts.
If you want a jump-start on your Halloween decorations, be sure to see our Six Last Minute Halloween Decorating Ideas, one of which is sure to make your home and porch Halloween-ready.
Fall Projects for YouFall is the perfect time to make some DIY projects. Whether decorating for autumn or Halloween, we have several projects you might enjoy doing.
We made this Halloween candy holder and black cat using inexpensive fence slats and plywood. It's a fun project for kids and grandkids too. All you need is a few simple tools and you can build it in an afternoon. We've included the template for the cat to make it even easier.
Make this Halloween porch candy holderHave fun making these beautiful autumn porch pillow covers. Mary offers a complete tutorial on how to make these delightful pillow covers.
See how to make these wonderful autumn craft ideas
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My Uncle Ralph and his wife Mary Frances appreciate our handrailsOur uncle and his wife recently spent a few days with us. He is almost 93 and going strong.
We were really glad we had installed step railings on our porch. Although we only had a few steps, the railing not only made it safer for them but also made it a lot easier to negotiate the steps.
We highly recommend you consider these DIY porch step railings for your home or perhaps your parents or grandparents. They are easy to install and help prevent costly falls.
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Add a Touch of Warmth to Your LandscapingYou can add these landscape solar torch lights along your porch steps or walkway to add lots of ambiance to your home. Perfect for fall and Halloween.
Landscape Solar Torch Lights - Amazon affliate linkSee more landscape torch light ideas on Amazon (affiliate link)
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