19 In DIY/ home/ home decor

Fall front porch decor that isn’t mums

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

This post contains affiliate links

One of my favorite things to do in fall is decorate my front porch. I love front walkways filled with pumpkins in various colors, fall florals and greens. This year I decided to do something a little different and use all faux so no rotting pumpkins  Scroll down to see this year’s fall front porch decor that isn’t mums. I’ve got a DIY pumpkin topiary and a faux cabbage arrangement.

Tons of fall inspiration

Today I am teaming up with some blogger friends of mine to bring you some more fall inspiration for a Fall Is In The Air Blog Hop.  We’ve got tablescapes, mantle decor, fall hutch decor ideas and more ideas for your home so if decor is your thing, you’re going to want to tag along.

If you’re coming over from Kristy at Kristy Mastrondonas, welcome! I hope you will like it here and decide to follow along for more! Kristy definitely has an eye for decor and a way of bringing people together doesn’t she? Thank you for inviting me to participate in today’s party Kristy!

Pumpkin Topiary

There’s just something that I love about a pumpkin topiary. I’ve been looking at various ones but for a single stack it’s easily over $100. Perfect example, this one below for over $130.

Pumpkin topiary


So I decided to DIY a pumpkin topiary myself. I gathered some pumpkins in different colors and sizes and got to work!  I simply just pulled the stems off, added a ring of super glue and stacked each pumpkin on top.

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums pumpkin topiary

fall front porch decor that isn't mums pumpkin topiary

This one topiary cost me about $54 to make, so I got two for still less the price of the one above! And the best part, it’s faux so it won’t rot. I can use year after year.

That’s a smart investment if you ask me 🙂

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums pumpkin topiary and faux cabbage


DIY stacked pumpkin topiary

I’m linking some similar things below so you can recreate it!

faux pumpkins faux pumpkin decor faux pumpkin decor white pumpkin fall crafts

Faux Cabbage Arrangement

Ornamental cabbage or kale is so beautiful in baskets on the front porch. I did some real cabbage last year but of course, it didn’t last long. So I decided to search for some faux cabbage. Leave it to Amazon to pull through.

At first when I got these in the mail I wasn’t so sure.

faux cabbage decor on Amazon

But once you open them and fluff out the leaves it is so lush! And this basket is perfect!

faux cabbage decor from Amazon

Tip – I put some rocks in the bottom to weigh it down and clipped the bottom of the stem of cabbage so that it fits nicely.

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

Linking the basket and cabbage below

fall decor basket fall faux cabbabge

For more fall front porch ideas, click here to check out this one from a few years ago!

And if you’re using real pumpkins, click here to see how to make your pumpkins last longer.

As always, I love to see what you create! So be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

Be sure to sign up below so you don’t miss any more decor ideas or recipes, they’ll come right to your inbox.

Next up, head on over to Crystal at Sweet Valley Acres for more pumpkin decor!


Fall is in the Air Blog Hop

Kristy -Kristy Mastrandonas, Nicolle – Our Tiny Nest, Crystal – Sweet Valley Acres, Tracy-Tracy’s Haven

Kylie – Trueman’s Treasures, Rose – Jenny Wren Design, Missy – Sonata Home Design, Susan – Hen and Horse Design

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    September 15, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    I love all of your great ideas! And, I am buying that faux cabbage now! (thanks for your link!) It looks so great! It is great to blog hop with you! ~Missy

  • Reply
    September 15, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    I love this DIY! Such a great idea!

  • Reply
    September 15, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Your pumpkin topiary was amazing! I agree they are so expensive, so smart of you to create your own. I had no idea they had faux cabbage – thanks for sharing! It was great hopping along with you.

  • Reply
    Kristy Mastrandonas
    September 16, 2022 at 1:21 am

    I love your DIY Pumpkin Topiary, Nicolle! That’s great to know that you can DIY two for the price of one retail one! Love the ornamental cabbage too!

    • Reply
      September 16, 2022 at 6:33 am

      Thank you for having me Kristy! I cabbage is my favorite! Isn’t she gorgeous?

  • Reply
    September 16, 2022 at 10:35 am

    I love your DIY topiary, Nicole. The cabbage is awesome as well! Susan

  • Reply
    September 16, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Oh my goodness those faux cabbage are such a great idea!!! So fun to blog with you today ❤️❤️

  • Reply
    Wendy McMonigle
    September 17, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    So pretty Nicole, I adore the faux cabbage, I just bought some myself.

  • Reply
    Linda Primmer
    September 18, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Hello Nicole, your stacked pumpkins are so cute. Love the faux cabbage. I hate when things don’t last. Thanks for sharing at Love Your Creativity. Have a great week.

    • Reply
      September 19, 2022 at 6:45 am

      Yes I’m all for faux and then you can re-use year after year!

  • Reply
    October 16, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Love your pumpkin topiary idea! The pumpkins look real, I have been eyeing that cabbage myself and thinking I need it, but then keep putting it off. I think I will finally pick it up! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Angela Fry
    September 13, 2023 at 10:32 am

    The cabbage is genius. I love it!

  • Reply
    Natasha Mairs
    September 18, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    absolutely loving the pumpkin stack. I really want to do this at my front door now

  • Reply
    Sally Cox
    September 18, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    What a great idea to make the pumpkin topiary!! I think I have some mini fake pumpkins in my attic…which would make a great little topiary for my fall tablescape! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply
    Donna Reidland
    September 18, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    What a clever idea!

  • Reply
    Karen Kasberg
    September 19, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Making your own pumpkin topiary is such a great idea! I’m just starting my fall decorating and my front porch really needs some help. I’ve pinned this post to use as inspiration. Thanks for sharing. I came across your post from the SSPS #279. Have a great day!

  • Reply
    September 22, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    The stack of pumpkins is lovely, they look so real! The cabbage is a great idea too. I once bought a few decorative cabbages and popped them into the flower bed by our front door (this is back in the 90’s when I was a naive young thing!) They were all eaten to just stumps by the next morning, I just gave the local slugs and snails a delicious treat! I’ve never gone near them since but your solution is one I would consider 😀

  • Reply
    Rachel-The Antiqued Journey
    September 29, 2023 at 9:52 am

    Such a cute idea, especially for outdoor decorating! You won’t get pests or bugs and it won’t rot…your pumpkins and cabbage display will still look brand new all season! Great ideas!!

  • Reply
    a spirit of simplicity
    September 29, 2023 at 11:43 am

    I love the differing colours. Because they are not real the squirrels will not go after them!

  • Leave a Reply