Friday, September 23, 2016

How to Create a Beautiful Fall Harvest Display for Your Yard or Porch

Reviewing Outdoor Fall Displays

Learn how to create a beautiful fall harvest display in yards or porch, capture the brilliance of flowers and combine it with the great harvest fest. As 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


Learn how to create a beautiful fall harvest display in yards or porch, capture the brilliance of flowers and combine it with the great harvest fest.


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.

Decorative Hay Bales

20 in. and 32 in. PVC Hay Bale Set - Reusable hay bales

  1. Hay Bales
  2. Wooden Benches
  3. Wagons
  4. Wooden Crates
  5. Wheel Barrow 
  6. Wicker Baskets
  7. 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.

 


Learn how to create a beautiful fall harvest display in yards or porch, capture the brilliance of flowers and combine it with the great harvest fest.

 

Decorative Items for a Fall Yard Display 


5' Scarecrow Fall Harvest Halloween Decoration
5' Scarecrow Fall Harvest 
Halloween Decoration
Once we have our foundation in place, we can start adding the fun, decorative items that we have chosen.  I usually add my main feature next which is most often an owl or a happy scarecrow.  You can always make your own scarecrow by stuffing old clothes with straw, creating a face or mask, and topping him off with an old hat.  Or, you can purchase a ready made scarecrow.

Additional Fall Decoration Suggestions for Your Display
  1.  Pumpkins 
  2.  Gourds
  3.  Leaves
  4.  Flowers:  Mums, Sunflowers, etc.
  5.  Plants:  Ornamental Cabbage or Kale 
  6.  Ornamental Grass
  7.  Tall Corn Stalks
  8.  Indian Corn  
  9.  Pine Cones
  10.  Sting of Lights
  11.  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.





"How to Create a Beautiful Fall Harvest Display for Your Yard or Porch Written by:
House of Sylvestermouse





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8 comments:

  1. I love this Fall/Harvest Time of year - the cooler temperatures, the colors of the Autumn leaves, apple-time and pumpkin-time, Indian corn and the flowers of Fall. To combine all my favorites into a Harvest Time yard display sounds like a wonderful idea. Thanks for the list of suggestions.

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  2. Oh I do love the decorating that takes place at this time of year. In the summer the plants do all the "talking". In fall, we get to add our two cents worth.....You've provided us with a bumper crop of ideas here Miss Mouse, thank you!

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  3. I've been writing about Fall and Autumn celebrations all week and just love what you've done with these displays. Your review of Fall Harvest Displays is wonderful. Thanks for all the creative ideas.

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  4. Such creative ideas, I always go right into decorating for Halloween and never give much thought to a Fall/Harvest scene. Now you've given me some great ideas for my front porch. Thanks

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  5. My favorite time of the year for decorating. Thanks for the superb collection of ideas.

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  6. This year our "green" of summer has lasted very well, but for the last few days I've been noticing a gentle sprinkling of leaves as the breeze blows through the trees. Looks like it's time to get busy organizing a display. Thanks for the great outdoor autumn decorating ideas!

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  7. What great ideas for decorating with Fall Harvest displays! Love that scarecrow!

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  8. I'm English and we don't have the tradition of decorating the porch/garden at harvest time but I was so impressed with what I saw when travelling around the US one September that I now decorate my window ledge with harvest goodies. I love the pics in the Fall Yard Decoration section. Inspiring.

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