Fall Front Porch–Plus Two Simple Fall Projects
In this post, I show you my simple Fall Front Porch. I also show you two DIY projects that take very little time or money! I hope you enjoy it! Make sure to scroll to the bottom for links to two of my friends’ blogs! They are also sharing Fall Porch ideas! This post does contain affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission from any qualifying purchases at no extra charge to you.
Fall Front Porch
Here is our front porch, all decked out for fall. I did a porch tour this summer and told you all about my love for porches here. I appreciate a front porch so much! It’s like an extra room, where you can greet people and tell them goodbye. We are notorious for long goodbyes, so it’s convenient to have a sheltered place to stand or sit and chat for just a bit longer!
In years past, I have pulled out the straw bales and gone a little wild with pumpkins and gourds. This year however, the squash bugs did a real number on my pumpkin patch and my squash. I just couldn’t bring myself to spend money on a bunch of pumpkins! If I can grow them for next to nothing, that’s one thing. However, I still have lots of little ones running around. My one and a half year old thinks the basket of pumpkins and gourds that I managed to grow, are balls for him to play with. So the truth is, I would constantly be picking up and rearranging lots of pumpkins! Therefore, I kept it pretty simple.
I did buy one unique pumpkin and a few mums. The cute little throw was made for less than $10, and I made a couple of leaf garlands. I will show you how I did those at the end of the post.
The Throw-How To
The green throw was so simple to make, and truly inexpensive. I simply bought about a yard and 3/4 of flannel. I love green–especially that shade! It was 40% off at Hobby Lobby, so it was less than $6. I then bought several sheets of felt. Felt is very inexpensive as it is, at only 33 cents a sheet. It was also on sale for 40% off. I also got a roll of pop-pom fringe. It was $1.99 with 40% off as well. So the total cost of the throw was less than $10.
I used a single layer of flannel. This particular one is so soft and really quite substantial. I left the selvage edges without any hem, because they wont fray. I did a 3/8″ hem on the two ends with a Zig-zag stitch, and then added the pompom trim to the bottom with a straight stitch.
For the applique, I simply cut out some fall shapes. I then used my applique method (full tutorial here). Which for this, was simply adding some wonder-under to the back side and then ironing the shapes on where I wanted them. Wonder-under is an adhesive iron on backing that turns any fabric into an iron-on. For fabric that frays, I usually stitch around the edges with a zig-zag stitch. Since felt won’t fray, I only added decorative stitches like veins in the leaves.
Leaf Garland–How To
The garland was so simple. I just bought these cute little burlap leaves– from Hobby Lobby of course! They were 50% off! I bought two packages of colored, and one of the plain burlap. There is a wire that runs up through the center that acts as a stem. My daughter and I just twisted the wire around a piece of twine…that’s it. You can still slide them around to arrange them how you like.
It’s beautiful! I love the wreath garland and especially how good you are at doing your chalkboard! 😊
Thank you Katie you are so kind!
Cute tutorial on the fall leaf garland. Daughter is a cutie too! I’ll have to visit your friends blog too ❤️
Thank you Jersey! She’s a dandy one!
This is so pretty, I love your fall decor.
Thank you Missy!
Your porch is adorable! I love the leaf garland. Just might have to stop by Hobby Lobby and get the supplies to make one for myself. Have a great week!
Yes you should! So so easy!
Your porch turned out so beautiful! I love the colors. And the blanket and garland are SO cute!
Thank you Jayden! It was fun to hop with you!
I would love to sit and visit with you on this fall porch! How adorable! Love your little one’s enthusiasm!! Aren’t little girls so much fun!
I love all of your simple touches Jenn! I’m not one to go all out and decorate the entire porch either.
I’ve never thought about the chalkboard though. I have one that might just end up on our new porch. I pinned your pumpkin pillow for later. Looks like fun!
Wendy, thank you for stopping by! I appreciate you pinning! Looking forward to seeing what you do at your new place!
Beautiful!!! Now I feel more motivated to decorate my front porch!!!
Thank you Jen! I appreciate your kindness!
LOVE your wonderful Fall front porch! your chalkboard is Fall perfection! thanks so much for sharing at All About Home!
Debra, Thank you for the encouraging words!
Great post, Jenn! Love your fall burlap leaf Garland! And your felt throw. Both so simple and yet so cute! Always love your ideas!
The garland and the throw are nice touches!
This is great! I can never figure out how to decorate my porch so it doesn’t look tacky. I like the subtle colors too! That chalkboard writing is so intimidating too, but I love chalkboards for decor.
Oh I bet yours looks nice! Chalkboards are so fun, there are tutorials online that might help you!
That is such a beautiful porch!!
I just love your front porch! It looks so cozy and inviting!
I think I want to come and hang out on your front porch and do some crafts with you. Love, love, love everything about your post, the pictures, the projects, and all the love and effort!
I adore that chalkboard. Such talent in your family.
Such a cozy and inviting porch and your little greeter is just the cutest!!
So so nice! I love your style – thank you for sharing! Although, your little cutie-patootie really steals the show!
Yes, I know she’s a sweetie! Thank you for the kind words!
Lovely and cozy porch! I purchased some fabric to make a throw and your pretty throw has motivated me to make it!
Ps. Please share on my site at The You’re The Star Blog hop
Thank you Kippi! I’m glad you were motivated! I would love to share on your blog hop!
Love that chalkboard and the leaf garland is amazing!
Happy fall porch decorating friend!
Thank you KariAnne! It was so easy!
What a wonderful Fall Front Porch! I love it!
Thank you so much for sharing your porch with Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop!
Your Front Porch will be featured this Tuesday as a feature on our special Autumn Hop!
Please stop by to see your feature and to say hi!
Thank you Melissa! I appreciate the feature and thank you for stopping by!
Lovely! Your front porch is so welcoming! Thank you for sharing with us on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!
I love it! Every bit of it! I think I’m going to start by making the leaf garland.
Thanks Jen! The garland sure was simple!!
This is awesome! Your porch looks wonderful and that throw!! I am smitten! I’ve pinned this to my “Autumn” board for future reference.
Thank you so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
Well, thank you so much Richella! I am honored!
Who doesn’t like FALL? I mean look at how beautiful your front porch is?!
I love fall! Thank you for the kindness!
Your porch is lovely & I love that leaf garland. So easy & clever. On my list. Thanks for the inspiration.
Found you over at Farmhouse Friday.
So very easy! I love those types of projects!
I just love your fall front porch Jenn! And to think we get an added bonus of 2 extra fall projects. Love it! I am featuring you on Charming Homes and Gardens tomorrow. Pinned!
Jennifer, Wow! There are so many great ideas in this blog post! I love how you made the flannel throw. I have lots of flannel and will steal this idea (and give you credit, of course!). I also love the leaf banner. So glad I found you at Charming Homes and Gardens.
Love your fall porch and your two fun fall projects! Thank you so much for sharing this at Farmhouse Friday!