Last Minute Seasonal Decorations: 7 DIY Outdoor Fall Décor Ideas

Sprucing up your home with seasonal decorations is one of the best parts of fall, but it can be a hassle if you barely have a free minute to spare. Luckily, you don’t need a lot of time to transform your outdoor space. These DIY outdoor fall décor ideas give you quick and easy ways to make your home ready for autumn.

1. Welcome with a Wreath

A well-placed seasonal wreath welcomes visitors, and creating one is as easy as looking in your backyard. To make this DIY outdoor fall décor, purchase a basic wreath base from a craft store, and add your favorite fall touches like small crab apples, mini pumpkins, twigs, acorns, and colorful leaves.  

2. Transform Window Boxes

Once summer’s flowers have faded, use your window boxes to reflect an autumn theme. Mix dried flowers, corn husks, twigs, and cattails for a festive fall arrangement, or create a pumpkin patch theme with pumpkins, gourds, and cascading green ivy.

3. Create a Front Porch Display

Sometimes, the best seasonal decorations are born from odds and ends you find in unexpected places. Head to your local thrift store or antique market to look for antique bird cages, apple baskets, galvanized tubs, and old wagon wheels. When placed together, these items create a festive front porch display.

4. Use Corn Stalks and Hay Bales

If you’re short on time and space, a few well-placed corn stalks and hay bales instantly turn your front entrance into an autumn escape. Place large cornstalks around the door frame, and use hay bales as a base for displaying pumpkins or colorful mums.

5. Cozy Up Porch Furniture

The right fabrics turn basic furniture into a cozy space. Top a porch swing with DIY throw pillows in rich hues like burgundy or orange, or add a plaid blanket to patio chairs for a warm and inviting welcome.

6. Reach for the Garland

Create a string of pine cone or colorful leaf garland to wind around a mailbox, front staircase, or porch railing. To make, start with some twine or string, and use a hot glue gun to add fake leaves or secure pine cones. For an extra festive look, coat the pine cones with Mod Podge and gold glitter.

7. Break Out the Spray Paint

Sometimes the most eye-catching displays are those that break the mold. Rather than the traditional orange, browns, and yellows you find on most front porches, use white or metallic gold spray paint to cover your pumpkins and gourds. This gives the front entry a cohesive yet seasonal look.

Transforming an outdoor space into a seasonal work of art is easier if you have the right furnishings. Visit CORT Clearance Centers to find the perfect outdoor tables, chairs, and decor to give your home the seasonal upgrade it deserves without breaking the bank.

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