The centerpiece of these front porch fall decorations is a cool DIY copper pipe table. We have the tutorial for the copper pipe table, and a look the rest of this cozy front porch all dressed up for autumn.
Designer Breanna Bertolini of Bre Purposed built the table and assembled these fall decorations for our Halloween and Harvest Style Challenge. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Halloween decorations challenged her to create cute and comfortable space we could share here on The Home Depot Blog.
Bre came up with a lovely palette of copper, white and green, with some orange thrown in here and there. It’s understated and attractive, and it welcomes falling leaves and cooler weather in style.
Confession: I’ve never decorated for Halloween before. Besides carving pumpkins and putting them out on our front porch, I never took the time to cozy up our home for this fun season. And it definitely is one of my favorite seasons. I love all things pumpkin, and being wrapped up in a blanket with a warm drink on a cool day. So this challenge was exactly that for me; a challenge. But I’m so happy I was asked to take part in it because it pushed me out of my comfort zone and gave me a space that I’m absolutely in love with, just in time for fall. ☺
When I got my mystery boxes in the mail from The Home Depot, I was super excited about all the awesome fall décor they sent us. But I was also scared because orange is definitely not my color. I’m also not a huge fan of ghosts and witches and goblins, so I wanted to share a more chic approach of decorating for Halloween.
But how do you decorate for fall with pumpkins without using a lot of orange?
Answer: Copper. I love me some copper. And I immediately knew the focal point of my space was going to be a DIY Copper Pipe Table. We just moved into a new place, so I had a lot of options, seeing as EVERY room needed some love. But I decided to go with our little front porch. I figured we might as well get as much use out of it as we can now, before the snow comes!
DIY Copper Pipe Table
You can have the Home Depot associates cut your pipes for you. There were a few measurements I wasn’t sure of, though, so we cut them at home using my pipe cutter. It’s SO easy to use and pretty darn cheap. Win win ;)
- (2) 45-in. pieces
- (4) 18-in. pieces
- (8) 10-in. pieces
I glued it all together using some E6000 clear adhesive and let it dry overnight to make sure it was sturdy.
For the top, I got a piece of 4-ft. x 2-ft. pine plywood that was already cut. Luckily, it was the exact size I wanted.
I painted it white, and once it was all dry we attached it with our tube straps using screws.
And that’s it!
The base is really easy to make and I love how simple it is. Paired with the white top, it was the perfect neutral piece to style the rest of the porch around.
Front Porch Fall Decorations
My goal was to create a cozy, inviting space that we could relax in after a long day.
In order to make it more personal and closed in, I hung curtains against the window and on the adjacent side.
I still wanted us to be able to see outside so I used some extra pipe I had left over to make curtain ties. I simply stringed some ribbon through them and then tied them in the back.
I slipped in some pieces of…OK, I honestly have no idea what the feathery plant is called. I stopped and picked them from the side of the road one day, and they were the perfect touch of nature that I wanted ;)
In the photo above, you also see a cute wooden lantern from The Home Depot’s mystery box.
One thing I can’t leave The Home Depot without every time I make a trip there is a succulent. OK it’s usually more than one, but I knew they were going to be a part of this fall porch makeover.
I was sent some fun foam pumpkins in my mystery boxes and figured they would be the perfect home for these little plants. I cut off the tops and scooped out the foam to make a nice hole. Then I painted the pumpkins with copper spray paint and filled them up with some potting soil and stuck my succulents in them.
I also picked up some larger, hollow, pumpkins for some of the bigger ones. I love these pops of green scattered around our porch.
Now, hopefully I can keep them all alive!
To continue to cozy the space up, I used some fun accent pillows, candles, a warm throw blanket and fur pumpkins! I made these last year and they ended up fitting in perfectly with my plan for this space. You can read the faux fur pumpkin tutorial on my blog.
Green apples were another easy way to add a pop of green. Probably the easiest centerpiece ever but it makes such a statement and is so bright and cheery.
I swear every time we’re out there my hubby eats one. I might be left with an empty box soon!
I love sitting out here and just taking everything in. The color palette is so warm and inviting and has gotten me ready for fall.
I put some wheat stalks in a large glass vase for more easy fall color and texture. They kind of match the mystery feathery plant stalks decorating the outdoor curtains. No?
I had so much fun with this Halloween Style Challenge, and am in love with our updated little porch. I know we’ll be spending lots of evenings out here all cozied up and enjoying the view!
Happy Halloween and be sure to stop by my blog for more DIY inspiration!