My Pumpkin Inspired Front Porch Makeover

So I have been wanting to do something with our front porch for a while now… just haven’t found the time to actually sit down and do it.  While I can’t do anything drastic {like paint the front door… since we are just renting for the time being}, I can bring in a few accessories to add a personal touch and spice it up just a tad!

The front porch has been on my brain for months now and I’ve had a few different ideas on what I could do to get the project done.  But it wasn’t until a very special piece of furniture was delivered to me by my mother-in-law that the wheels really started to turn for what to do with the space.  It all started with this:

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It’s an old school desk my mother-in-law found at a yard sale.  She is always on the lookout for vintage school accessories for me.  I absolutely LOVE it!  And after a little thought, I knew just what to do with it!

Because I’m a teacher, I thought it would add the perfect amount of personality to spice up this outdoor space.   It has become the backdrop or main furniture piece for our front porch!  And while the orange color is not my favorite, it works perfectly for Halloween and Fall.  {I will more than likely change the color though at a later time.}

To create the perfect pumpkin inspired front porch, I just added a few decorated pumpkins and my Fall wreath I posted recently about here.  Check out the transformation!

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Isn’t it fantastic?!?!  It makes my heart skip a beat or two!  I love that it’s not your typical “spooky” Halloween front porch. It’s classy and sophisticated and the no-carve pumpkins are absolutely adorable!

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In case you missed my latest post about no-carve pumpkins, you can check it out here.  The craze is all over Pinterest and the blog world.  I think they are an excellent alternative to your typical carved Halloween pumpkins… plus, they last a lot longer than carved pumpkins do!

Here are the supplies you will need:

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  • black ribbon {different widths and patterns}
  • orange ribbon {different widths and patterns}
  • black tulle
  • pumpkins of different sizes
  • scissors

To make the pumpkins, simply follow these steps:

  1. Cover large pumpkins with black tulle.
  2. Tie ribbon around stem to secure tulle in place.  Don’t add the bow just yet.
  3. Take your larger pieces of ribbon together and finish the bow.  Next, take your smaller pieces of ribbon together and finish a second bow.
  4. Trim ends of ribbon to different lengths.
  5. For smaller pumpkins, tie a bow around the stem and trim ends of ribbon as well.

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This project only took me about 30 minutes to complete from start to finish!  It was the perfect project for me to complete during this insanely busy time of my life with teaching and grad school.  With a little bit of planning, I was able to devote a little time to myself and finally get my hands busy with a craft!  It only required a quick trip to Hobby Lobby after work last Thursday and 30 minutes of down time Friday night. And now I am one happy girl with a cute pumpkin inspired front porch!

Crafting a life homemade,

{courtney}

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