Pumpkin Decorating for Your Autumn Porch

Ideas from Thrifty Decor Chick and More

Sarah, author of the popular blog Thrifty Decor Chick, incorporates pumpkin decorating into her overall autumn decorating scheme on her front porch!



She shows us how to make even a small porch reflect the colors and appeal of autumn days.

So how does she do it? Sarah starts with a simple collection of white and mini pumpkins along with 49 cent Ball jars (filled with sand and votive candles).

pumpkin project ideas using votive candles

You can easily use a bunch of pumpkins or autumn gourds, and jars like this on almost any size table or place them on the steps leading to your porch.

Video: Turn a Pumpkin into a Cute Cat

Really adorable pumpkin cat

Sarah Puts Pumpkins in Window Boxes

Pumpkin projects are easy and fun to do. For Sarah's window boxes, she added pumpkins to warm the look and make them festive. She mixed "faux" pumpkins in among some real pumpkins to extend the season.

Sarah writes: "The little ones last forever and always get me well into the Christmas season. (That would be 12:01 a.m., November 27th, in case you didn't know.)"

Pumpkin decorating is so in tune with autumn.

window box with flowers and small pumpkins



Sarah's Small Porch Rocks

decorated autumn porch with mums and cornstalks

Sarah: "Our front porch is TEENY. I mean, teeny tiny itty bitty eetsy weensy.

I dream of a gorgeous expanse of porch, but just because it's small doesn't mean it can't be beautiful.

Stalks, mums and pumpkins, and your front porch will be the talk of the neighborhood (in a good way), even if it's teeny! Sigh. I love driving up to our house and seeing this..."

Sarah continues: "Although it appears only a size two woman can walk through the middle, there really is plenty of room.

And on Halloween night, I move the planters and pumpkins so those precious goblins and ghouls can actually get up to our door, costumes and all." What a great Halloween front porch idea!

Mums and Cornstalks Together - So Pretty!

Mums provide inspirational fall color for any porch. Choose colors, like Sarah did, that really complement your overall look.

There are so many gorgeous colors to choose from that you shouldn't have any problems finding just the right colors for your porch decor.

colorful autumn mums

pumpkin decorating ideas using traditional cornstalks

"For the front porch", Sarah states, "I have found a set up that works every year and I think I'm gonna stick to it."

First, she places corn stalks for $5.99 each (you can find at most nurseries right now) in opposite corners on her porch.

Next, her front door floral container, which she shows you how to make! We love this ideas of Sarah's because we have a floral container just like the one she shows here. Never gave a thought to painting it, but wow, that's a great idea.

front door wreath

You've got to love the new flag, pumpkin decorations and autumn splash on Sarah's porch. Wow, that's fab. Please visit Thrifty Decor Chick for more of Sarah's sweet ideas.

More Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

From painting your pumpkins to drilling holes in them, you can make them fun (like Deb's photo below), chic and personalized with just a few easy steps.

Mr. Full Moon climbing a ladder - very funny!
"Mr. Full Moon" shared by Deb Geary
Oops! The handyman's you-know-what is showing. We appreciate Deb sharing her front porch with us - and what a good sense of humor, too.

Deb tells us, "There have been a couple of years where we weren't going to put "Mr. Full Moon" out and we had neighbors, even the UPS man, stop by and offer to help us put him up! He's a big hit with the kids on Halloween!" What a novel pumpkin decorating idea. Thank you, Deb.

pumpkins painted white and stencilled with BOO
Spray paint your pumpkins and stencil letters on them

My Soulful Home Fall Front Porch
Thanks to Kelly, of My Soulful Home, for sharing this idea

black and white pumpkins

Who knew that black and white pumpkins could be so cute? These are painted black and decorated with white paint. They look fabulous with purple and gold next to them.

colorful pumpkins

We think this is such a cute idea! Make a wildly colorful pumpkin topiary with various colored plastic pumpkins. Doesn't it give a fresh spin to Halloween colors? Yes, pink and orange do work together. Top with a cute witch's hat.

porch steps lined with numbered pumpkins
photo by Jason Alley
Clean out your pumpkin. Then drill holes in it. Make the holes large enough for light to shine through. Create a pattern or just make the holes randomly.

pumpkin decorating collage
Hope you enjoyed our pumpkin decorating ideas. See more below.


Video: Super Creative Pumpkin Decorations

Thanks to Lowes Creative Ideas
Use unusual items to make cute pumpkin decorations.

Sarah of Thrifty Decor Chick

Meet Sarah

We are really glad we discovered Sarah's blog, Thrifty Decor Chick.

We appreciate her autumn and pumpkin decorating ideas so much! Please stop by her blog to see even more fun and creative ideas!


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