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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Under $20.00 Front Porch Decor

  
Today we will show you how to decorate your front porch using what you already have on hand and with items that we found at the curb.


We found this old ladder on the side of the road. It was pretty rough but a coat of creamy white paint cleaned it right up. We added a plastic Halloween candy bucket with a potted plant and a pennant flag we created with fabric scraps and cardboard and the words "Boo" were written with a Sharpie.


We created a wreath using a bag of black beans, some fabric scraps, cardboard and LOTS of glue.



We glued the beans to a piece of round cardboar?d we cut. This was a very time consuming wreath because in terms of weight the beans need to be laid out one layer at a time. We used spray adhesive to glue the beans to the cardboard. Then sprayed over the beans with another coat. Then we used plain old Elmer's glue and poured it all over the beans. We waited a day for it to dry and then repeated the process. On the third day, we cut fabric scraps tied it around the wreath, added a bow and then hung it on our front door. It was time consuming but we didn't have to buy anything to make it since we already had everything on hand.


The black chair was a curbside find. We found it just like this and thought it was perfect the way it was. As the season's change we can easily swap out potted plants or add a pumpkin like we did here to fit the seasons. Who knows? Santa might be sitting there next!


We used a Black Sharpie to add stripes to the white Heirloom pumpkins and the large orange pumpkins.


Some fresh flowers in an old crate fill up the space under the chair.


So there you have it. You can create a space using items found at the curb or by using what you already have on hand. The only items we purchased were the two large pumpkins and some fresh mums. Everything else we had on hand. Overall cost was less than $20.00.




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8 comments:

AlMcLeary said...

Love that wreath - what a great idea.

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Your porch looks great! and I love the wreath! Great job!

Maggie said...

You've created a great fall scene on your porch at very little cost.
Very inspiring.
Great post.

Geneva said...

I loved your show and tell. Everything looks so festive. I can't decide which is my favorite part...love it all! TY for sharing!

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

You amaze me! Every week you link up something amazing that you found by the side of the road. I've got to start driving on your roads, b/c mine never have anything good.

Shannon said...

How I wish I had a large porch to do something like this. It's absolutely adorable! Love the cute vintage touches :)

Diane said...

I love your porch...so festive!
New follower!--Diane
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very merry vintage style said...

Beautiful porch -- thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

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