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It's Getting Spooky Around Here: Fall Front Porch Decor and Giant Spiders

We're SO close to being "done" with all things pool but we'll save our final recap for next week. I've been holding out hope we'd have a second summer and have been in total denial that fall is here. But it's officially October, so I guess it's time to say hello to fall and get the house looking like it! Abbey and I got to work on our front porch decor transition.

Front Porch Mums and Pumpkins

We always get our mums and pumpkins at Earl May. The mums here HUGE this year! This is the first year I used ferns on our porch and they LOVED it so I decided to go light on mums and leave the ferns in place. They're too big and happy to get rid of yet. We picked out a pretty white-yellow mum just about ready to bloom.

shopping for mums and pumpkins at earl may

We learned that our porch doesn't get enough sun for many of our favorite flowering annuals and our mums even struggled to bloom last year when I had them tucked toward the back of the porch. So I am going to position these a little closer to the front and see if they do better this year. We got two big white mums, three big orange pumpkins, three little orange pie pumpkins and three little white pumpkin gourds.

mums and pumpkins in our trunk

Fall Front Porch and Giant Hairy Spiders

If you were with us last year, you will know that we introduced a few creepy crawlies to our October decor and hung giant spiders on the front of the house. We loved how simple and easy it was to hang them and they really had quite the effect. You can get all the hairy details on the blog linked above but we wanted to share this year's final look!

We swapped our impatiens in the baskets for mums and moved our ferns out to the corners a bit. They thrived on the porch! Hoping the mums will catch enough sun here to give us blooms -we'll see!

fall front porch with mums, pumpkins and giant spiders

I used 3M Command hooks to grab ahold of the spider webs and just hooked the spiders on.

fall front porch with mums, pumpkins and giant spiders

Abbey and I were having a girls weekend so I decided it was probably not a good idea to get up on the ladder, though I thought about it. So I hung the spider up on the second story bedroom just by opening up the windows and removing the screens. He's not as precisely spread out, but I'm here for the quick results.

fall front porch with mums, pumpkins and giant spiders

Ok, I lied. I did get on one small ladder to get this one on the lower window.

fall front porch with mums, pumpkins and giant spiders

All-in, it took less than an hour and a half to get our front looking fall-ready. But for kicks, please enjoy this reel Abbey and I made and watch decorating happen in a flash! We're having way too much fun with these!

Alright gang, short and sweet, but while I'm trying to pretend it's not fall out back, we're moving on out front!

fall front porch with mums, pumpkins and giant spiders


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