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Fall Decorating for the Front Yard (page 1 of 2)

Eye-catching ideas for adding autumn decor to your porch or yard.

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OK, maybe you are not the person who likes white ghost sheets and fake cobwebs hanging out on your front porch for the fall season. I had to, of course, when my kids were little, but now that they are a little older I can decorate things the way I want to. Here a few ideas for some eye-catching decorating for your front yard or front porch.

Dried Cornstalk Arrangement

Cornstalks happen to be one of the most popular arrangements out there at the moment. Simply take about 15 to 20 dried cornstalks and bunch them together with bailer's twine to secure. Leave the bailer's twine bare or add a colorful fall ribbon in burgundy, green, orange or any fall color. A couple of stacks of straw or hay can sit down in front and add additional appeal. Maybe a jack-o'-lantern or pot of mums can rest on top of the stacks to add more style. Cornstalks can be purchased at many cider mills, roadside vendors or landscaping companies that sell pumpkins and apples.

Dried Indian Corncobs

Dried Indian corncobs are really cute when tied to the center of a dried cornstalk bunch and really adds to the fall and harvest flair. If you are daring, grab some stalks from farmer Pete's field up the road when he isn't looking! These make for a spectacular focal point when they frame something such as a porch. Be sure to duplicate another on the opposite side. I like displaying mine against my red barn; this really adds for a unique country look.

Pumpkin and Gourd Arrangement

A simple assortment of pumpkins in different sizes and shapes along with a variety of gourds is a great way to sport fall decor around the outside of your home. Try layering and staggering different ones along your front porch steps. The look created here is timeless and very cozy. Try adding large baskets to the mix and fill them with twigs with berries and maybe an assortment of decorative gourds and small pumpkins.

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