We have everything you need to decorate your walkway, create a table centerpiece, or get creative for your fall decorating! Click here to see all these ideas and more on our Pinterest page! We have hay bales, mums, corn stalks, whiskey barrels, pottery, tons of pumpkins in different sizes and colors, lanterns, twinkle lights – everything you need to decorate for the fall! And to help you get going, here are some fun and easy ideas that require minimal time and effort.
Fun Fall Decorating Ideas
Stack Them Up!
Cinderella pumpkins are fairly flat on the bottom, making them a great base for a pumpkin tower! Stack up varying sizes and colors to provide some height difference in your display. You can mix in different kinds of pumpkins too, starting with the Cinderella pumpkins and leading up to wolf pumpkins or pie pumpkins on the top for a nice plump and round finish! Frame your front door with your pumpkin towers or place them in and around your mums, corn stalks, and other fall decorations. Have old flowerpots that are not in use? You can even use these to get a little extra height and stack your pumpkins on/inside of unused flowerpots! Add some flowers or whisps of hay in between each pumpkin for some added color and texture.
You Can Decorate Your Roof Too!
Who says your fun and festive pumpkins, gourds, and other fall decorations must stay confined to front steps and entryways? If your roof is conducive to a little bit of fall fun, try lining up some fun colored gourds along the edge of your roof, create a little fall display, hang light-up pumpkins from the gutter, and the like! The options are endless, so think outside your front porch and have some fun!
Incorporate Some of Your Houseplants!
Using different colored pumpkins and incorporating a couple of your houseplants will add some pizzazz to any display. Plant some succulents inside of some hollowed-out gourds, or set your croton or ivy out with your pumpkins to add some visual interest and color variation. Just don’t forget to bring your tender plants inside overnight and on the colder days, as low or freezing temperatures can shock or damage houseplants that are used to the indoors and require a more moderate environment.
Make a Harvest Wagon!
Find an old wooden wagon at an antique store, or check out your local craft store for some fun options. You can also simply pull out your wheelbarrow or find your kids' old red toy wagon. Fill whatever you find with your choice of pumpkins, fall annual flowers, decorative kale and cabbages, mums, hay bales, decorative grasses... I could go on! The nice thing about this is it could be as simple or as detailed as you want it to be.
Hang Your Pumpkins!
Hang them either one by one, or string them together to make your very own pumpkin garland! Jack be little pumpkins or mini pumpkins would work great for a decorating idea like this, as they are some of the smallest varieties of pumpkins! String them between plants, let them hang from the porch ceiling, or drape them along your fencing. Use plain old string, or spruce things up in your own way with decorative ribbon, twine, or yarns! Add burlap bows, flowers, or paint your pumpkins in alternating colors. Again, the options are endless!!
Get Creative with Your Carving!
Who said pumpkins have to look scary?? Get creative with your carving, and instead of weird or contorted faces, try cute and fun patterns or designs! Carve several pumpkins in this style of varying shapes and sizes and use them along your walkway as lanterns or set them on your stairs to light the steps.
Don't Feel Like Carving Your Pumpkin? No Problem!
Instead of carving, try painting or drawing! You can put as little or as much effort into this as you want. Buy a couple of cans of fun metallic spray paint and simply paint your entire pumpkin one color. Do this with several colors for some fun variety! You could also buy some acrylic paints and have fun painting a face on your pumpkin. Or, if you are really looking for a simple, quick, and cost-effective option, grab the sharpie out of your craft bin and scribble on a quick face or decorative design! Some craft stores even have jack o'lantern stickers that you can simply peel off and stick on! We also have some adorable and fun picks that are sure to bring some personality to any pumpkin.
Use Pumpkins as Planters or Bowls!
Here is a fun idea for all of you fall flower lovers! Whether it's mums, ornamental cabbages, or pansies, turn your pumpkins into pots! Gut your pumpkin, cut a small drainage hole in the bottom, and plant your flowers directly in the pumpkin! Keep in mind your flowers may not need as much water as normal since the pumpkin's walls are thick and moist. If you don't want to plant your flowers directly in the pumpkin, you can always place your flowers in the gutted pumpkin in their plastic grow container or in another container of your own that will fit inside the pumpkin. And again, don't limit your creativity with this! Add any sort of flowers or foliage, cut, dried, fake or real. One pro tip we have to share: if you are going to use cut or fake flowers, pick up a small foam cube from your local craft store. After you gut your pumpkin, you can put the foam inside the pumpkin and stick the items of your choice in the foam. This will keep them in place and looking good for as long as you leave them out on your porch!
Put Your Gourds on Display
With all of the fun and unique shapes, colors, textures, patterns, and sizes which gourds come in, it's hard to just get one or two of them. Many of you probably end up with anywhere from five to fifteen different wonky-shaped gourds, but have no great way to display them. If you are looking for a clean, simple, easy, AND pretty way to display them, look no further than your kitchen cabinets! Find that old, clear glass vase you never use and fill it with gourds! This could be done with really any large glass container. Stack your gourds one on top of the other in a tall, cylindrical vase, or fill a fun and uniquely shaped glass bowl or urn for a simple and easy way to display your collection of gourds!
Visit Us In-Store!
These are just a few ideas for ways you can decorate the interior and exterior of your home for the fall season, but there are so many more ways to decorate, ideas to share, and fun to be had! So, come into Bath Garden Center today to check out all of our fall decorations, and gain some inspiration from our beautiful fall displays! Whether it's pumpkins, corn stalks, hay bales, autumn flowers, or other seasonal decorations, we have it all!