Early Fall/Halloween Front Porch with Wood Pallet Pumpkins

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I am so excited to share my first fall post with you!  I have been doing a bit of decorating – mostly outside – and plan to do some more next week inside.  A new house brings all kinds of challenges and fun to decorating as you figure out how to decorate new areas, some of your old things just won’t fit or work, and you get to find and make new decor!

So a new fall decor project this year was to paint and display these super fun wood pallet pumpkins.  

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The wood pallet pumpkins came from Walnut Hollow.  You can buy them at this link and they have a few different sizes.  

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And the paint I used is from DecoArt’s new Outdoor Living line.  I really like this paint – it so nice to be able to buy small little containers of paint like this that can be used outdoors without having to run get a gallon or even a whole pint at the hardware store. You can buy this paint at Joann’s, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, or you can order online.  My Joann’s has a big display of all the new DecoArt paint in their “handmade” craft section in the front. They have lots of color options too.

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Here’s what I used:

I painted the smaller pumpkin with the Picket Fence white paint and the larger pumpkin with the Sunset orange paint.

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I wanted to tone down the look of the orange so I applied a coat of the Dark Brown Wax on top of it. 

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And the white pumpkin I decided to have some fun with!  I had some Chevron Frog Tape in my stash so applied a few strips of it and then painted over it with the Picket Fence white paint to help prevent bleed through since I was working on a rough surface.  And then I painted each stripe with the gray Patio paint.  I also used the brown Treehouse paint to paint the stems on both pumpkins.  A light coat of dark wax was applied on the gray and white chevron pumpkin as well.

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And that was it!  I had some fun wood pallet pumpkins to add to my front porch display! 

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This is an early fall/Halloween front door display.  I don’t usually decorate for Halloween but instead just do more generic decor for the whole fall season.  Honestly fall decor and pumpkins works for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.  Since we are new to the neighborhood and haven’t had a chance to meet all our neighbors I thought I would add a little sign to let them know we would be handing out treats.   Of course I will have to take it down and wait till Halloween to actually put it up or I might have the UPS man ringing my doorbell for candy tomorrow. Smile

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I am loving figuring out all new decor arrangements at our new house.  I have always wanted a centered door that had stairs leading up to it and we have one step up to the porch – lol.    I would love to do pumpkins and mums at the step and corn husks tied on to the posts but with lots of renovations and projects still happening and a baby who takes up a big chunk of my time right now, I have a feeling my decor will be a little more simple this year. 

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I just grabbed some other things I had around the house and I plan to add more on the rest of the porch in the coming weeks.  I made the DIY barn shutters for my fall mantel last year and I just love them.  I showed you how I stained the crate here and the lantern was a yard sale find.

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The other shutter is on this side with some mums and a pumpkin that came from Walmart.  And both my baskets were thrift store or yard sale finds.  I love using those orchard baskets for fall and filling them with mums.

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I am loving this cute display! 

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How do you decorate your front porch for fall or Halloween?  Do you do both or just do a more fall themed porch?

Comments

  1. Looks great! I must say, you are an inspiration. Being in a new home, a new mom and you still make great projects. I recognized your shutters from last year’s mantle right away. I love how you reused them!

    Your flooring and paint in the living room look so good together? total transformation. I am looking forward to seeing all you do in this room.

    Blessings…
    Sherri

  2. I’m totally wth you, I prefer to decorate for fall and leave it up till Thanksgiving, using pumpkins, fall leaves, and autumn colored flowers. Scarecrows are as scary as I get, lol. Your porch looks great! Sometimes simple is best, enjoy that sweet baby girl, they grow up so fast?

  3. Beautiful decorating. You were always good at it. I have a few things scattered on the front porch for Fall. About all I get to. It’s better at Christmas time! 🙂

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