DIY Outdoor fall decorations – beautiful and simple ideas with flowers for the garden, house entrance and porch

by Kremy

Let’s complement the natural beauty of fall by decorating our outdoor space for the season! Whether garden, house entrance, porch or balcony – each of these areas will benefit from a little fall mood so that not only we get into the right mood when relaxing outdoors, but also our neighbors or passers-by can enjoy the beautiful sight. How about if you make the outdoor fall decorations by yourself? We have some nice ideas for you!

Decorate with old garden tools in the fall

DIY outdoor fall decoration with a rake and artificial flowers

Search the shed for old garden tools that you no longer use or can use temporarily for fall decorations. In the example, it is a rake (fan broom), but shovels or brooms are of course also suitable, as well as a ladder or something similar. Decorate them with fall elements that you can choose freely. Here you can see a composition with corn cobs. For this outdoor fall decoration you need the following materials:

  • rake
  • Brush and paint/varnish (optional)
  • twine
  • dried corn cobs
  • fresh, artificial or dried flowers with stems ( hydrangeas or typical fall flowers)

DIY outdoor fall decoration with dried corn cobs and garden tools


If you want, you can paint the rake first. This step is optional. Then give the paint enough time to dry. As you continue with the craft project, the paint should no longer be sticky. Spread the cobs on the rake and tie them with the twine. Leave the dry leaves sticking out. Then insert the flowers between the cobs to fill in the gaps between them.

Decoration crafts for outdoors with rustic charm and fall colors

You can simply lean the finished outdoor fall decoration against a wall. It is advisable to combine this with other decorations so that it does not look so bare. For example, place crates and pumpkins or pots with flowers next to them, or how about an old window as a background?

Decorate the entrance with a wreath

DIY outdoor fall decoration wreath ideas

If you are looking for a quick and easy craft idea for an fall wreath, you can use an embroidery hoop as a basis. Then you can decorate it however you like. Dried flowers, for example, are a wonderful and popular option. For the design in the example you need the following:

  • embroidery hoop
  • wooden discs
  • Letter stickers or log cuts to write on
  • artificial flowers and leaves
  • hot glue
  • floral wire

Tie and glue artificial flowers to a wooden ring for an autumn wreath


Start with the flowers. Trim the length if needed and tie to ring with floral wire (or use hot glue), preferably on one side only as an accent. Then add the leaves and maybe other elements (how about branches with berries?).

Then fix stickers on the log cuts with the desired word or write the letters down with a permanent marker or acrylic paint. Then glue them to the inside of the ring, opposite the flowers.

Tip: Instead of a word, you could also write your house number, for example.

Simple outdoor fall decor – DIY wreath with dried hydrangeas and roses

DIY outdoor fall decoration Door wreath with hydrangeas and roses

Dried flowers represent fall in the best possible way and are therefore the perfect outdoor fall decoration. Since we were already on the subject of the “door wreath” anyway, we would like to show you another nice design that even beginners can easily do. Hydrangeas and roses or any other dried flowers are used. How to do it:

  • Wreath base made of willow branches or grapevines
  • dried hydrangeas
  • dried roses
  • floral wire
  • optional additional filling material such as artificial moss

All you have to do is distribute the dried flowers to the wreath. Once you are happy with the arrangement, tie everything together with floral wire, trying to wrap the wire so that it is not visible from the front. Tie a wire or string to hang it up and you can decorate the front door.

Combine fall decorations

Vintage birdcage with hydrangea and wooden logs as fall decoration for the doorway

Here you can see some great outdoor fall decoration ideas which you can quickly and easily implement yourself. For example, an old vintage birdcage is a perfect container for vases, flowerpots, pumpkins or other decorations, and a woven basket can be filled with rustic and/or fall decorations, like logs. The wilted hydrangea blossoms in brown color also go particularly well. If you want a decoration with wooden boxes for the house entrance, use them as a shelf or simply to raise the bird cage a little, for example.

Outdoor fall decorations: Design a garden with fall elements

Decorate a garden bed in fall with pumpkins

If you make outdoor fall decorations, do not forget the flower beds. Especially those that have not been planted with fall flowers could use a few seasonal accents. How about this idea for an outdoor fall decoration: Partially dig in a larger flower pot into the soil. Before that, distribute pumpkins in different sizes (also different types if you like), as if they had rolled out of the pot that had fallen over. So that the decoration lasts longer, it is best to choose a shady location (or use artificial pumpkins). The cooler temperatures also ensure that fruit and vegetables last longer as fall decorations.

Also read: DIY Outdoor Pumpkin Decoration: Simple and Beautiful Fall Decor Ideas for Your House Entrance!



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