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Fall front porch decor that isn’t mums

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

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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!

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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

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Favorite Fall Finds for the Home

Favorite Fall Finds for the Home

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In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve made the transition to fall, my favorite time of year. And there are so many cozy items to warm your home and heart. Today I’m sharing my favorite fall finds for the home. Everything is linked below.

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Which one is your favorite?

 

For more fall decor inspiration check out

My Fall Front Porch

Best of Fall DIYs and Recipes

 

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Patriotic Door Basket

Patrotic door basket

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If you’re looking for a cute way to decorate your front door for the summer, this DIY Patriotic Door Basket is so simple and classic.  I like to switch up from front door decor from time to time and change from my wreath to a door basket. The thing I like about the door basket, is that you can switch out your flowers as the seasons change.

Patriotic Door Basket

You will need:

Patriotic Door Basket Decor

Start by filling your basket with a filler. I like to use either plastic or paper bags that I have on hand.

Patriotic Door Basket Decor

Add your faux flowers. I used blue hydrangeas, some white smaller flowers and a few eucalyptus stems to add some greenery.

Stand your basket up or hang on door to add the flags so you can get a better idea of where they look best.

Hang using an over the door hook or a magnetic door hook.

Patriotic Door Basket Decor

Let me know what you think and if you happen to re-create one, share on Instagram and tag me @ourtiny_nest so that I can see!

 

Linking some baskets below

Patriotic door basket decor

Patriotic Door basket - amazon jute rope

Patriotic door basket - gray long basket

Patriotic door basket from Target

 

For more patriotic ideas check out

Patriotic Smore’s Dip

Boozy Bomb Pops

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Your most asked home questions

Nesting whitewashed brick exterior limestone

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Every week I open up my Instagram stories to an “Ask Me Anything” segment where followers can ask me literally anything. I’ve compiled a list of the most asked home questions I get through DM’s and stories figured I’d share here!

Your Most Asked Home Questions

What are the paint colors in your house?

Sherwin Williams Farmhouse Neutral Paint Colors

Our main floor, entry way, living room, dining room, kitchen is Sherwin Williams Alabaster White.

Our bedroom is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.

The boys room is Sherwin Williams Passive Gray because it picks up those blue notes.

 

Where is your entertainment center from?

farmhouse built ins

It is from Ashley Home Store (linking it here, FYI currently out of stock but should be back in stock soon). I knew I wanted a large piece and I loved the character and charm that the barn doors and open shelving adds. I added the wreaths to give it a little more of my own touch. You can head to this post to see my tips on how to decorate your shelves or built ins.

Where is your living room rug from?

Ruggable Hendesi Heriz Abalone

It is from Ruggable. The print is the Hendesi Heriz Abalone. Linking it here.

 

Where are your dining room table and chairs from?

farmhouse dining room

Our table was actually made by a local maker in Glens Falls called Square Nail Rustics. (Linking to their Instagram here)

The chairs are Poly & Bark and I got them on Amazon. They are great with kids and soooo easy to clean! (The Poly & Bark chairs are currently unavailable so I linked one’s that are very similiar here!)

farmhouse stackable bistron chairs

 

How did you paint your fireplace?

DIY whitewashed fireplace

It is whitewashed – white paint, mixed with water! The very first DIY that spurred our passion for DIYs.

Click here to see how we did it.

 

How did you make the large photos of your kids?

This was like the easiest DIY even if you’re not the DIY type! All you need is your phone, a blank wall, and some frames. Showing you how I did it all here!

 

What is that fake ice the boy’s can skate on?

It’s a synthetic ice my parents got them for Christmas. It’s been great for them to practice on! We have it right in our garage.

Linked it here!

Click here to see a little mini home tour with some of your FAQ!

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