Fall Pumpkin Projects

Cary, NC The air is turning cooler and the leaves are starting to turn. Halloween is right around the corner. Time to break out the fall decor, spruce up your front porches with glorious potted mums, and add a few seasonal touches with pumpkins and gourds.

One of my absolute favorite things to do this time of year is dress up my front entryway for autumn. Just a few simple and inexpensive accents can really make a bold and welcoming statement. For my front steps, I placed a potted mum and a few pumpkins next to my metal jack-o-lanterns, and in just a few minutes, created a sweet Halloween scene. After Halloween is over, I can simply remove the metal decor, and the rest will be perfect next month as Thanksgiving approaches.

More stacked pumpkins and gourds add a festive flair to my wooden bench. So simple. And with the wonderful selection of pumpkins at Garden Supply Co., you'll have fun choosing. We've got pumpkins and gourds in all shapes and sizes and colors, too.

Garden Supply Company

Garden Supply Company

If you're looking for some creative ideas for decorating with gourds, here are a few fun projects I tried this year.

I can't decide if this looks more like a little old farmer lady or a robot, but either way, this project was fun, inexpensive, and easy to create. And with all the different pumpkins to choose from, think of all the characters you could make. Drill holes in your stacked pumpkins and attach them using bamboo skewers found in the grocery store. Add a couple of funky gourds for arms, and you are done.

And speaking of funky gourds, here's another project to try, inspired by Martha.

More gourds, more drilled holes and bamboo skewers. A little bit of carving or scraping to mark the shell. Simple. These are probably the only snails I won't mind seeing in my garden this year.

And what fun it was coming up with combinations of snails to try out. With our selection of gourds, the possibilities are endless.

I hope I've inspired you to try out a few fall decorating ideas. And don't forget to join us this Saturday, October 23rd from 10-3 for our Pumpkin Pickin'. Browse our fabulous pumpkin patch while enjoying hot dogs,cotton candy, and a few surprises for the kids. And don't forget your cameras!

We'll see you then!