Reviewing Outdoor Fall DisplaysAs the weather starts to cool down and the leaves start to change colors, everything appears to be gradually preparing for a long winter's sleep. While the fall colors are beautiful, our yards don't seem quite as vibrant and colorful as they have been. We desire a way to hold on to the beautiful summer flowers and green lawns, but to still embrace the gorgeous fall changes. Some of us have found the perfect solution.
It isn't time to really start decorating for Halloween, but we can start decorating our yards for fall in a way that will compliment the Halloween decor when it is time. Plus, thanks to the milder weather, we can leave these fall displays intact until Thanksgiving. By creating a beautiful fall harvest display in our yards or on our porch, we capture the brilliance of flowers and combine it with the great harvest fest. Some of the vegetables or flowers may have to be replaced over the course of the next few months, but the backdrops and foundations can easily remain.
Start by choosing a beautiful setting in front of a tree with the dramatic fall color leaves, like a maple tree. Or, build your display on your front porch where it will be better protected from weather.
Here are Some Ideas for Creating a
Beautiful Fall Harvest Display for your Yard or Porch
Foundations for a Fall Harvest Display
As with any creation, a strong, firm foundation will ensure the longevity of your fall yard display. There are a variety of of items that are easy to obtain, or perhaps that you already have on hand, that make the perfect display base or foundation.
20 in. and 32 in. PVC Hay Bale Set - Reusable hay bales
- Hay Bales
- Wooden Benches
- Wooden Crates
- Wheel Barrow
- Wicker Baskets
- Wooden Baskets
Note: The featured hay bales are PVC Hay Bales made for decorative purposes. If you build your fall display with real hay, you can later use the hay to mulch your flower or vegetable garden, to prevent soil erosion, or to protect and cover seeds.
Decorative Items for a Fall Yard Display
|5' Scarecrow Fall Harvest |
Additional Fall Decoration Suggestions for Your Display
- Flowers: Mums, Sunflowers, etc.
- Plants: Ornamental Cabbage or Kale
- Ornamental Grass
- Tall Corn Stalks
- Indian Corn
- Pine Cones
- Sting of Lights
- A Bunch of Acorns (You would need a bunch of acorns in a basket for them to show on the display. Or, you could stuff the bottom of the basket and put the acorns on the top)
If you build your display on your porch, you could even make a fall wreath for your front door that coordinates with your display.
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