Fresh Fall Decor for Outside
Happy Friday Friends! So, I know on Wednesday, I sort of droned on about how I was too busy getting moved in and settled to focus on decorating for Fall. Well, that sentiment lasted all about a minute. Once our landscaping was done, I was super eager to get some Fall elements outside to help celebrate the season and transition our house from summer to fall.
With a yellow house, a red bench, and turquoise lawn chairs, I was a little puzzled on how to bring them all together with fall hues. After giving it a little thought, I knew some very simple and quick projects would help me pull it all together and give it the warmth I was looking for.
Here’s my take on some fresh (and simple) fall decor!
Because there are a million other projects on my to-do list, I didn’t have the time or interest to go overboard this year. I started with our porch and door:
Even though I just updated my wreath to match our new color scheme, I pulled the orange flowers back out and put them back on the wreath again. I wanted a little change from last year’s wreath, so I added some felt leaves tucked in amidst the flowers. It’s just enough cozy and festive for me!
I also planted all of our planters with some fall favorites: a bunch of mums and a fantastic fiery orange and red plant (than I can’t remember the name of). With the addition of pumpkins, we instantly have fall here in still-very-hot North Carolina 🙂
I did take on one very simple, super cute, and highly addicting craft project: stenciled accessory pillows! I removed the cute blue flowered cushion (for now), and added these three coordinating pillows on the red bench. They do wonders to pull the porch together!
This idea started when I ordered some colored duck cloth. I remember seeing that you can stencil with freezer paper over at Amy’s blog and knew that would be a quick and easy way to get some Fall designs on my pillows.
My pillow fronts are 20″ squares. I cut out images out of freezer paper with my Cricut (after searching every last cartridge for cute Fall elements!), and then ironed the freezer paper onto my duck cloth. I added Fabric Medium to my paints and stenciled the images right on to the fabric.
Once the paint was dry, I heat set it with an iron and made them into pillows! It really couldn’t be easier! And since I made these pocket pillows, I can change them out for the seasons. (I already have Christmas ideas in my head!).
Since I was having such a good time stenciling pillows, I went ahead and added covers to the cushions on the blue chairs. A pop of an orange pumpkin is just the thing to bring these summery chairs into Fall!
I hope everyone has a great weekend. On Monday, I’ll be showing you what I’ve done to bring Fall to the inside of the house 🙂 Have a great weekend!