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Part of the fun of fall is all of the cute fall porches people set up. Small touches really add a lot of festivity to a home. Unfortunately for some of us, we don't have a lot of room to work with. Maybe you live in an apartment or like us, just don't have very much porch space. If that's the case, I have come up with four ideas that you can use to really bring the festivity of fall to your doorstep.
The first idea is this super simple DIY to display your house or apartment numbers. Simply gather a fake pumpkin, a paint pen, and a stencil of the numbers you will need. I created mine using microsoft word and an exacto knife. Secure the stencil to the pumpkin and trace the numbers. When I did this, i thought it was easiest to fill them in without the stencil still in place, but do it however you find easiest. I also painted the stem of my pumkpin to match the numbers. Once finished, you can use a sealing spray to seal it all in before displaying it. This is perfect for a small space because it can be easily displayed in a window sill, as shown. No porch space is taken up!
A really easy way to add that fall touch to your porch is through fall foliage. Fake flowers can be inexpensive, they never die, and they add plenty of color and interest to any fall display. You can have as many or as little as you'd like, and you can really put them anywhere. Pots can go in a window sill, on the ground, or you can grab one that hangs from the ceiling. But anywhere you put them, they will look beautiful and festive.
Make your entrance more fall appropriate and welcoming by adding a wreath or cute sign. In an older post, I showed you how to make this rustic fall wreath. If you don't have time to DIY one, a cute sign can definitely send the message. We put this owl one out every year! It takes up no space on the porch, so it's perfect for an apartment or small space.
The last DIY is this sign I made that says "Harvest". I've seen this in a couple different places and thought it would be perfect for my porch set up, so I had to make it. For this you will need a large piece of wood, at least two different colors of paint, and a stencil for whatever you would like your sign to say. This stencil was made much in the same way the one for the pumpkin was. Before any painting, be sure to sand the wood on both sides and on the edges to avoid any splinters! Then paint on your base coat and use the stencils to paint on the words. I found it was easiest brush on the base coat and then use a sponge for the stencils. I stopped here, but if you wanted to do a light sanding after the paint is dry to make it look more aged, that would also be incredibly cute.
I love the way this project turned out and it only took about an hour to do. It doesn't take up too much space on the porch, but is an amazing statement piece (literally!).
That's our fall porch this year. It's fun and festive, but so easy to produce and perfect for small spaces like ours. If you use any of our ideas, be sure to take a picture and share it with us on social media! Or if you have any of your own ideas, leave them in a comment down below. And keep an eye out for more fall fun from all of us here at 3 Winks!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!