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Fall Outdoor Decorating: Window Boxes

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Decorating the front of our home, especially the window boxes is something I look forward to every season. Even though the temperatures don’t quite feel like Fall yet, the calendar says it’s time to get some Fall Outdoor Decorating done. 

FALL WINDOW BOXES -- Fall Decorating Tips

Even though I loved the Fall Window Boxes that I decorated last year, and kept them similar, this time I added a few more larger Fall Mums, more pumpkins and gourds and the ivy is different as well. The Fall outdoor decorating ideas are endless. One of the best tips I have is to take a walk. Go to the park, or even along side the road, and you can find lots of twigs, branches, leaves, all sorts of things you can use, and they are free.

FALL WINDOW BOXES -- Fall Decorating Tips

Fall Window Box Decorations

  • Mums – these are from a nearby market, they were 5 for $25 and can be planted in the garden as a perennial
  • Pumpkins and Gourds – I love the greenish/gray pumpkin, it’s called Ghirardelli
  • Grasses from the yard and local county park
  • Ivy from the yard
  • PeeGee Hydrangeas from the neighbors yard and green Hydrangeas from our yard

Decorating Tips

  1. Begin with the largest items first, I added the 3 Mum plants
  2. Group together items, like the gourds
  3. Be sure to use different colors, all the colors of Fall blend really well together
  4. Add some height with tall grasses
  5. Fill in small openings with grasses, ivy or items from your yard or county park

FALL WINDOW BOXES -- Fall Decorating Tips

FALL WINDOW BOXES -- Fall Decorating Tips

FALL WINDOW BOXES -- Fall Decorating Tips

To add to our Fall outdoor decorating, I added the wooden bench into the landscaping, and placed another Mum plant into a galvanized bucket, and an antique toolbox filled with small gourds and mini pumpkins. The wooden birdhouse was added for a little whimsy and added texture.

FALL WINDOW BOXES -- Fall Decorating Tips

FALL WINDOW BOXES -- Fall Decorating Tips

FALL WINDOW BOXES -- Fall Decorating Tips

Looking for more Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas? I’d love for you to follow my Fall Decorating Pinterest Board for more inspiration!



  1. I love your decorating ideas and everything else you offer.
    I am interested in hanging a couple of outside window wreaths but I’m not sure what material would be good and how do you attach to the house. I have plastic hooks there now for my winter wreaths. Would that work. I like the ribbon idea which attaches to the wreath extending to the hook.

    Any help is appreciated. I don’t want anything too fussy. I’m not too crafty but I love to decorate for the seasons and holidays.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Donna, thanks so much! Yes I think the hooks you use for winter wreaths should work just fine as long as they are sturdy enough to hold. And yes, you could certsainly tie the ribbon around the wreath and then onto the hook.
      For something simple, I just posted this Deco Mesh Fall Garland. It’s super easy to work with and you could make a wreath with it. http://hoosierhomemade.com/deco-mesh-fall-garland-tutorial/
      Happy Decorating!

  2. Lovely! The grasses are a wonderful touch. How did you secure them so they won’t fly away in the stiff autumn breezes?
    This year was my first to enjoy fall window box decorating. It’s easier and so much fun.

    1. Hi Diane, our window boxes are pretty protected from the wind {and they still have dirt in them}, so I just poked them down into the box. But you could use a piece of floral foam to secure them if you need to.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love, love, LOVE your window boxes! Well, I love it all. Pinned it, and will follow your board on Pinterest, too!

  4. What a cute blog, sugar! I love cupcakes and I’m a WM mom also. I love WM actually and hate all the bad publicity it gets from people. The front of your house is adorable. I visit the one before and the one after me on LInky Parties and you’re it today, sweetpea!!! LOL Nice to meet you.

  5. Your home is absolutely beautiful! I got some purple colored mums this year as well, they really pop with color. Your other “props” are so neat, I love the step stool/ladder with the pumkins, so cute!

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