Hi everyone! I'm in the throes of cleaning my house but I snapped a few pictures of the fall decorating that I did outside. I don't do a whole lot because my husband is crazeeee with the Christmas lights and starts early in November so I'd have to take most everything down so he can put up all the Christmas stuff! All photos are clickable.
This is my wreath. I use the same one every year but add a few different fall picks each year so that it's not always exactly the same. It's hung on my storm door. I don't know how people are able to get wreaths in between the front door and the storm door? There's not enough room for mine!
Anyhoo, this is how I hang my wreaths on this door. I use various 3M hooks this one has the quick release tab on the bottom so I don't have to worry about scraping anything off the glass.
This sweet little wire basket which says "Home Sweet Home" is filled with mums, both real and faux. I'm sure I'm breaking some decorating rule by having faux flowers in my front yard! (What's next you ask? Pink Flamingos? Gnomes? - oh those are in the backyard)! But if you get your mums early there comes a point when the blooms are brown and the new ones haven't opened yet. Then you have either dead blooms or if you're like me and you give your mums a haircut, you have green stubs for a while. Anyway, from the street you really can't tell! So shhhh! No one will know if you don't tell on me!
A monogrammed pumpkin. Which was very easy to do. All you do is print out whatever letter in the font that you like. The size I used for this was 300 (you delete the size in the box and type in 300 then enter). Use some tracing paper and transfer the image and then fill it in with a paint pen, a sharpie or some paint. If you're ambitious you can even spell out a word instead of an initial!
Did you know they make candy corn in all kinds of colors and flavors now! That's caramel candy corn in the candle holder.
On this side of the house I added some scarecrows that I had in my veggie garden all summer (I got them at Goodwill btw). I always put a pumpkin in the birdbath...every year LOL! The neighbors probably wonder when I'll think of something else to do! I think all the gold flowers I planted this summer and the orange bench make it look fallish!
Hopefully my ferns will make it another month! They still look good but then it was so hot yesterday I had to turn the AC on! They probably think it's still summer. Where did fall go?
That's all...just a few touches. But you know, very few people in my neighborhood decorate the outside of their homes for fall or even have a wreath. So for my neighborhood it's a lot!!
I have a book give away this Saturday so stop by over the weekend to enter. I hope you all have a great weekend!