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One-Of-A-Kind Fall Porch Decor: Repurposed And Upcycled Old Stuff

Decorating the porch for Fall with mums, pumpkins, and junky stuff. The best decorations are the ones you love.

I decorated my porch for Fall a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to share it with you. Most of my decor items are thrifted and upcycled. Decorating with thrift store items or something you repurposed makes your decor stand out from the crowd. It takes less than an hour to decorate my porch and I hope my budget decor ideas inspire you.

Decorating The Porch For Fall

decorating for Fall with vintage items and toy trucks

Mums and pumpkins are my go to decor for Fall but I also have to throw in my junky stuff or found treasures as I call them.

Repurposed Toy Truck Decor

decorate the porch with mums and pumpkins for Fall (2)

The old metal toy truck is one of my favorite decorating items lately. During the Summer it held a pretty flower. Now it’s hauling a white pumpkin around.

Homemade Fall Wreath

Fall wreath diy

It probably seems a bit weird that I made a Fall wreath using faux oranges but that’s me. I pulled a grapevine wreath off of the shelf and then looked around for Fall flowers. I spotted the orange stems and that was that. Black and white ribbon and orange multi-colored ribbons worked for the bow.

Dry Brushed Thrifted Planter

porch decorations with pumpkins and mums for Fall

The terra cotta pot had such pretty details that I just had to dry brush them with a bit of white paint.

Painted Terra Cotta Pot

Fall wreath made with artificial oranges

I often use the same junky items season after season and just change up the flowers or the seasonal items. The white speckled pot holding the orange pumpkin is a terra cotta pot I spray painted and whitewashed.

Rusty Kitchen Ware Upcycle

decorating with vintage items.

The juicer held a flowering plant over the summer but now it holds a pumpkin. The mop bucket on wheels is really large and I love to use it as a flower pot and a Christmas tree stand for Christmas time.

Flea Market Hanging Bucket Planter

hanging planter with mums

I bought the black iron stand hanging plant stand for $7 at a local thrift/antique/flea shop and I already had the tin bucket with a handle. Perfect for the yellow mum.

Thrifted Boy And Girl Statue

girl and boy in a swing lawn ornament

The swinging boy and girl are one of my best finds. I bought the swinging pair at  my favorite junk shop several years ago.

Metal Box With Chalk Couture Stencil

chalk couture project

The metal box with the flowers Chalk Couture transfer has been on the porch for a year and that chalk design has not washed off or worn off!

Rusty Vintage Lawn Chair

orange pumpkins and white mums (2)

You guys know I always have a rusty metal chair or two around the place. This one is perfectly rusty. You can use chairs similar to this on the deck, lawn, or carport to display seasonal flowers year-round. 

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

decorating for Fall

I decided on a white theme for the porch but had to add pops of color with the orange pumpkins and yellow mum. And you need a lot of pumpkins when decorating for Fall. If you don’t want to buy real pumpkins every year then make some…..13 Delightful DIY Pumpkins Created With Reclaimed And Recycled Materials


old toy truck hauling a white pumpkin

Another look at that toy truck. If you don’t have a toy truck then go through your home looking for unique items to display mums or pumpkins. A good place to search is your kitchen cabinets for unique pots and pans or bowls.

Decorated Watering Can

Decorating the porch with inexpensive fun junky stuff

I think I forgot to mention the jack-o-lantern watering can. It took me about 2 minutes to tear strips of black electrical tape to make eyes and a freaky mouth for the watering can. I love this type of project because it doesn’t permanently change the watering can. Win-Win!

Not Into DIY? Find My Favorite Fall Decor On Amazon Here….

Amazon Fall Decor Petticoat Junktion

More Ideas For Recycling Trashy Stuff

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How to make vases using aluminum cans

Sometimes the coolest home decor projects are created using unconventional items. That’s what I’m talking about here. How about framing a gift box, painting a coffee can, or using food wrap to create home decor? It can be done!

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Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Love the rusty chair with the big orange pumpkin and the baby white one! It may be junk, but you have it arranged very artistically! I can take a little rust, but then I clean it up and paint it!

  2. I just love your junky decorations. They are delightful in every way. My favorite would be the watering can with the electrical tape. It makes me smile.