Get your Porch Ready for Fall
I may have the smallest front porch ever, but that didn’t stop me from adding a few fall touches out there. Hey, everyone! It is Kara from A Kailo Chic Life, and today I will share a few simple ways to add a little fall to your front door. A few pieces of felt, a stem of faux magnolia leaves, and a few pieces from the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Autumn collection is all you need to transform the front of your home for the new season.
The best way to create a cohesive look when decorating is to create a color palate. Once you have decided on your colors, try to keep all the decor pieces within that palate. I chose to decorate my front porch with shades of gray, mustard yellow, and navy with touches of copper.
Starting at the front door, I used this magnolia leaves garland to create a simple yet stunning wreath. Just bend the garland into a circle and twist the ends around each other to secure it. Then adjust the leaves to fill in any gaps and hang.
Inside the wreath, I added copper letters to spell out “Hello Fall.” I used this metallic adhesive copper/gold foil and my Silhouette Cameo to create the letters, and then simply added them to my door inside the wreath. This is a great way to add a fun touch for any season or holiday that you can completely remove once the next season comes without any damage to your door.
Around the edge of the front door I wanted to add a little color and fill out some of the white space, so I used three colors of felt sheets found in store at Jo-Ann (light gray, dark gray and mustard yellow) to create a leaf garland.
Just cut out leaf shapes from your felt and then use a sewing machine to stitch them together into a long garland. Use thumbtacks to attach them to the door frame.
The final touch for the front porch was to add in a few pieces from the Jo-Ann fall decor line that matched my color schemes, such as this basket with copper handles, copper lantern, knit pumpkins, gray plaid pillows (found in-store only), and a navy metal outdoor table.
I love the look of the navy, mustard yellow, gray, and copper together. What colors do you love for this fall?
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