Fall Front Porch Reveal

Paint Pumpkins

I have shown you a pumpkin and wreath here and there.  Now for the full reveal.  This porch was DIY frugal all the way.  Using supplies you probably have on hand, some fall foliage from your yard, and some creativity, you will be well on your way to a cozy, welcoming autumn porch.


Fall porch

Fall porch

Save old paint cans and paint them in fall colors.  Here I used masking tape to create the stripes on the black can.  I gathered the husk from the ground at a local park to put in the can.  The pumpkin I spray painted black, painted acrylic blue over that, then rubbed off in most places with a dry towel.  I love the distressed look that came out of it.  I wrapped some orange cotton yarn around the stem and threw a hand stamped tag on there.

Fall porch

Here are the blue crackle pumpkins from the post linked above.  Easy and quick, you check it out if you like the look.  The spray painted white gourd is adorned with self adhesive scrapbooking border.  What I love about this part is that I actually grew the squash.  Can’t say I have ever grown my own home decor until now!

Fall crafts

Here is another paint can with white stripe painted on, as well as a white pumpkin with black crackle stamp like the blue above.  The give thanks pumpkin came from last year’s fall decor.  I spray painted over the white pumpkin with its vinyl lettering, then removed the vinyl, leaving white words on black pumpkin.

Fall crafts

There you have it.  Frugal fall decor possibilities are endless.  What are some of your favorite ideas?


  1. I love these pumpkins! What a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is fantastic! It looks great :) Thank you so much for linking this great post up to Scatter Girls. I love the “Give Thanks” pumpkin.

  3. This is so creative! And the outcome looks AMAZING.

    Shared this on FJI Facebook for SNS 101. :)



  4. I love the “Give Thanks” pumpkins. Not only is it a good looking decoration but a great reminder for us to give thanks for everything we have been blessed with. Great job!

  5. Very cute. I love the colors that you chose!

  6. Those look great!

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