July 22, 2024

Set up beside porch to the right..Make pumpkins with plywood. Buy plant hanger.

Set up beside porch to the right..Make pumpkins with plywood. Buy plant hanger.

Creating a fall garden decoration is easy if you have the right props on hand. There are many different things you can use, but not all will be available to you. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of things to choose from!

Below we share the 5 most common items you can use to create a stunning fall garden setup. We also share a few ideas for each.

What You’ll Need?

#1 Real Pumpkins

Growing pumpkins will give you access to fall garden props without much work! You can add them to your DIY setup and use them afterward. Real pumpkins are one of the best items to use in a fall garden setup. Not only do they make a realistic prop, but they can also be used as is or carved, so your creative options are endless!

#2 Plywood – Make Wood Pumpkin

Plywood is extremely versatile. You can use these thin sheets to create a number of props if you have the right cutting machine and templates. All they’ll need is some paint for the finishing touches! 

#3 Dried Leaves

Don’t throw your fallen leaves away this season! You can collect bags full of it to use in your garden set up for fall. While there will already be plenty laying around, dumping a bag full of leaves in one place will create a fuller look and make your fall setup better. If you have little kids around, make leave piles for them to play in. 

#4 Cardboard Props

Cardboard is the most versatile craft item. You can create jack-o-lanterns, fall leaves, and even spooky props to make your fall garden come alive. You can buy cardboard in any color imaginable and cut it by hand or use a craft machine. Pinterest and craft groups have many ideas to make creating props even easier!

#5 Flowers

Flowers can play a big role in your fall garden. These will add life, brighten the mood, and make a great thank-you gift if you have guests over. Place the flowers in little pots all over your garden or set up crates or a wheelbarrow to display them. 

Great flower choices for a fall garden setup include the african daisy, blanket flower, bidens, canna lily, fossflower, garden mums, and calibrachoa.

How To Create?

Once you have all your items on hand, you might be wondering how to best use them. Here are some great ideas!

  • Use an old wheelbarrow to create a flower display. You can fill it with any flowers of your choice and place a real pumpkin by its wheels. Sprinkle fall leaves around this setup for an added touch!
  • Make pumpkin cutouts from plywood in different sizes. You can paint them hues of orange, red and yellow. Place them near a tree and add potted flowers as well. 
  • Create hanging jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins, flowers, or even spiders from cardboard. Hang them from your trees, poles, or roof. You can also stick them to walls. 

In Ending

You can make a stunning fall garden display without breaking the bank. You don’t have to call in a designer either! With a little creativity and DIY supplies, your garden will make heads turn. If you feel like doing something a little extra, make cardboard flowers to hand out to party guests. They’ll remember this gesture forever!

I hope this article gave you great ideas. If you try any of them or have other questions, let me know in the comment section.

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