Wait until you see how I made a birdhouse flower container out of a $5 rustic birdhouse. And I put together the Fall rake wreath out of flea market finds. Decorating the front porch with my rusty junk collection and tossing in a few pots of flowers is my go to decor for any season. I just finished decorating the porch for Fall. Yep, I'm ready. Bring it on. The weather even feels like Fall this week.
Today is day 5 of the Fall Ideas Tour and it's porch day. The links to all five days of Fall inspiration (mantels, tablescapes, wreaths, printables, porches) are at the bottom of this post.
DIY Fall Rake Wreath Idea
Let me tell you about my easy to put together rake wreath. The three parts.... rake, grapevine wreath, and floral piece are thrift store finds. I simply wired the flowers to the grapevine wreath then wired the wreath to the rake. Easy Peasy. The rake fit perfectly onto a wreath hanger.
The only thing left to do was hang it on the storm door. I love when a project comes together without any glitches. That doesn't happen very often. Last year I made a Christmas wreath to hang from the rake. I can see that rake going through several transformations in the coming months.
After hanging the wreath I pulled all kinds of funky junky pots and stools from the workshop. The brass pot and galvanized bucket are recent finds from my favorite junk shop. The metal frog candle holder was a $3 purchase from the Nashville Flea Market.
The cute little bark/woodsy looking pumpkin was a real budget find from the store Bargain Hunt. I bought it last year. It's too early for our local pumpkin patch to open but I'll be heading there for the real thing on October 1.
The birdhouse has been sitting on a shelf in the workshop for a couple of months. I planned to have the JTS (aka hubby, aka Junktion Technical Specialist) hang it on a tree but then I had another idea.
Birdhouse Flower Container Idea
I lifted the roof of the birdhouse and plopped a Gerber Daisy in the house. How pretty is that. The birdhouse can still be used for it's intended purpose when it's not subbing as a flower container. The rusty stool is another fun piece from my fav junk shop. I wish you guys could go junkin' with me. You would love it.
Vintage Decor Items
You probably remember the chair I found at the August Nashville Flea Market. I couldn't resist the orangy color. I knew it would be perfection on the front porch holding a pot of mums. And it is! The velvet pumpkin is a thrift store find from a few years ago.
Another look at my pretty rake wreath.
The mums came from Home Depot. The yellow ones are my favorite because they scream "Here I am". I like white mums too but there weren't any in stock the day I bought these.
Fall Ideas Tour
We have all kinds of Fall decorating ideas. Take the tour below......
Fall Mantels on Monday
Fall Tablescapes on Tuesday
Fall Wreaths on Wednesday
Fall Printables on Thursday
Fall Porches on Friday
Thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy