I’m coming to you today with a quick and easy simple fall porch and DIY wheat wreath. You can dress your porch using seasonal flowers (in multiples for impact), a couple of lanterns, pumpkins, a wreath, and some unlikely planters you would not find in the decor section of your local hardware store. I knew I wanted galvanized metal buckets as planters to use this fall, into the winter, and hopefully for years to come. The issue was…the only galvanized buckets nearby were $60 each and too small. Instead of settling, wasting money, or ordering online I started thinking outside the box…what about the cleaning aisle or a feed store? Guess what?! I found exactly what I needed for a fraction of the cost. The moral of the story here is don’t pigeon hole yourself in one section of the store simply because it’s labeled “Home Decor”. Think about other unlikely stores or departments you might just find what you’re looking for because the purpose is utilitarian. Four heavy-duty feed buckets ended up being exactly what I needed!
Here’s what you need:
6 Mums (Stick to a colour scheme)
6 Planters (I used two tall planters I already had and added 4 steel buckets)
5 Pumpkins (Odd numbers work very well for decorative objects)
1 Outdoor Mat
Keep in mind this arrangement will work with each season by simply rotating the flowers and wreath.
Here’s what to consider:
Balance – Symmetrical or asymmetrical.
Progression – Small to large plants and pumpkins.
Colour – Similar shades and an accent to keep it uniform.
Practicality – Durable mat, especially for cold climates, and weighted planters.
A little bonus DIY Wheat Wreath project for you!