Front Porch Outdoor Decor for Fall {hello, Chili Peppers!}

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Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

Fall is in full swing around here, though I have to admit that we bought our pumpkins so early (in a month when the temps were unseasonably high) that they started to get mushy! So I had to toss our pretty pumpkin stacks and go for living specimens to adorn our front entryway instead. My sidekick and I made several trips to the farm to pick out just the right pieces. I’m happy with our colorful and easy to care for entryway, and he’s thrilled because he has little pumpkins to truck around.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

First of all, can we just talk about these chili pepper plants? They actually cost LESS than large mums of the same size, and their gorgeous pops of autumn color took my breath away.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

I reused our planters from the summer and I love the look. Though I probably should have washed them first. Don’t look at that.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

I found this Jack-O’Lantern bushel basket on sale last year, but it would be suuuuuper easy to make yourself. Simply paint a face on a bushel basket from the craft store.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

Filling with a large cabbage plant was more cost effective than a mum. I saved about $15 with that little switch-a-roo, and it looks pretty festive.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

The shapes of pumpkins and gourds speak for themselves and are way more beautiful than anything I could DIY myself. I’m a sucker for shapely pumpkin stems.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

We sit out front sometimes and do homework and play, so these textured pillows make the area cozy while we’re out here, adding texture to the decor.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

My son picked out the mini-haystacks and corn stalks. He’s been using them for his ‘train towns’ when I’m not talking photos. 😉

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

We’re keeping it simple this fall with our front porch decor.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

This season is so lovely on it’s own, who needs mushy pumpkin stacks to compete?

(next year we’re waiting until October to buy our pumpkins, no matter how much my little sidekick begs.) 😉

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

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  1. Your porch is so festive, I love it! Those chili pepper plants are such a great idea! We went looking for mums over the weekend and I couldn’t believe the prices – $30!!! I swear I got one for $10 last year. Guess I’ll be getting chili pepper plants instead 🙂

  2. Just came across your blog and absolutely love the usage of the chili pepper plant! Where did you find your pepper plants? thanks.

    1. I got them at a local farm. They’re starting to really come out in various stores, I’d love to see more of them!

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