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Fall Porch DIY

Hey Crafty Friends!

Happy Fall!

Fall is wonderful here in Michigan. You get some nice warm days and beautiful colors all around. I found a pin last year that I wanted to recreate. I think it turned out great! It was fast, easy and not too expensive.

Here are the original pin and my version side by side.

I used 3 wooden boxes, ribbon, 2 faux pumpkins, flowers and a cute glass pumpkin with a LED candle inside, all from Michaels.  Everything was 50% off and I had an extra 20% total purchase coupon.  Total price was about $80. (I will link everything I can below) It was a very quick project to put together and I can use all the items next year.  It only took me about 30 minutes to get everything set up.  I filmed the process.

I did not screw or nail the boxes together and they have held up well, even during the few storms we have had.   When I knew a big storm was coming, I did bring in the pumpkins.  I left the boxes and flowers out there and they did just fine.  I attached the ribbon to the wooden box with packing tape.  I held up ok, but it is coming off in a few places.  I think next year I may try using mod podge instead.  In the original pin, it looks like it is an old cooler.  I may stop at a few thrift stores and see if I can find an old cooler and try the mod podge trick.

Lessons learned:

  • I wish I could have found an LED light with a timer, so I don’t have to remember to turn it off every night.
  • The flowers stayed attached to the boxes by just bending them and sliding them through the slates, but the side of the boxes are not pretty.  I will definitely need to figure out a cleaner look to attach them.

Overall, I’m happy with the way it turned out.

Front of the House
Had to throw our Spartan flag out there. 🙂

Now on to Halloween decorating.  🎃


Michaels Links:

Glass Pumpkin:

White Pumpkin:

Fall Ribbon:

Wooden Crates:



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