Fall Decor For Front Porch And Garden – Easy DIY Moss Pumpkins

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Looking for ideas for fall decor ideas for your front porch and garden? Then why not have a go at making these gorgeous DIY moss pumpkins? They are unbelievably easy to make and super cheap too.

Just add gourds and mini pumpkins to create a beautiful seasonal fall display.

DIY Moss Pumpkins In Fall Display With Gourds
Make these gorgeous DIY Moss Pumpkins to create a stunning fall display

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With such sunny weather here in the Netherlands at the end of September, I was finding it was hard to start thinking about fall decor but decided to make a start with this easy little project.

I made the larger pumpkin first and made the mistake of leaving it out in the hot sun where the moss quickly dried out.

Although I do quite like the look of it now and think that it contrasts nicely with the second smaller pumpkin which is much greener with the fresh moss.

I made a lot of these and used them as fall decor for the front porch and also in the back garden.

The great thing about these is that you only need a few things to make them.

fall decor idea with diy moss pumpkins
Fall decor idea using DIY moss pumpkins

Materials Needed To Make Moss Pumpkin

Materials Needed To Make Moss Pumpkin
Materials Needed To Make Moss Pumpkin

Directions for DIY Moss Pumpkin

First, screw a piece of newspaper up into a ball then one by one add more sheets of newspaper to build up your pumpkin shape.

Make sure each layer is firmly scrunched, turn the scrunched-up ball over then flatten it slightly with your hand to make a pumpkin shape before wrapping the next layer. The layers should be quite tightly packed.

Continue wrapping it until you have the desired size for your moss pumpkin.

Moss Pumpkin Tutorial Process Steps
Ball Up The Newspaper and Cover In Moss

Now take a large sheet of moss and lay it over the top of the newspaper.

Use a length of florists wire to secure the moss.  Lay the wire on top of the moss, bring it underneath and cross over underneath, then bring it back to the top (like wrapping a parcel with ribbon) secure ends, and tuck any excess into the moss.

Now add a second piece of moss to cover the bottom of the pumpkin and again secure it with the florist’s wire.

Secure any loose flaps of moss with your florist pins.

Your paper should be pretty much covered at this point but use extra bits of moss and more pins to fill in any holes as required.

Steps Showing How To Create Pumpkin Shape With String
Use String To Create Pumpkin Sections

Next, take a length of your jute rope and lay it on top, bring the two ends of the rope underneath the pumpkin twist and bring back up to the top, feed it under the rope on top, and repeat.

It is a bit like wrapping a parcel with ribbon but you do it 3 times instead of two giving you six sections for the pumpkin.

Now knot the two lengths of rope a few times to make the pumpkin stalk (on the first one I made I actually trimmed the excess off and attached another piece of twisted rope, it works both ways).

Finished Moss Pumpkin With Knotted Top
Knot The String At The Top To Create The Stalk

Adjust the 6 lengths of rope so that they sit evenly around the pumpkin.

And it’s as easy as that!

Fall Decor For Front Porch Or Back Garden

Now you can use your DIY Moss pumpkins to create a beautiful fall decor for both your front porch and back garden.

I displayed placed mine on top of some wicker wreaths that I found at the local thrift store. I also added a pretty pink cyclamen plant, mini pumpkins, gourds, and some cute little metal lantern tea-light holders.

Fall Decor For Front Porch
Fall Decor Idea For Front Porch And Garden

If you would like some more decor ideas for the Autumn then be sure to check out How To Decorate With Mini Pumpkins And Gourds and Easy Fall Crafts

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17 thoughts on “Fall Decor For Front Porch And Garden – Easy DIY Moss Pumpkins

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    This is something I’ve yet to see for autumn and is very clever! Visiting from Dishing It and Digging It party.

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      Thanks Victoria! I love working with moss as there is so much you can do with it.

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    Sooooo awesome, I love moss and your table looks incredible!! The Dutch really know how to decorate!!! My friend from Germany recently drove to Holland for a shopping trip, GORGEOUS stores over there. I am planning on visiting Holland again next summer when we go back to Germany. xoxoxoxo Christine from Little Brags

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      Hi Christine, so glad you like it πŸ™‚ Yes I get so much inspiration here as the Dutch people have a great eye for home decor. Your post is great!!! What gorgeous shops ….where are they? I want to visit them all!! Definitely my taste too πŸ™‚ Where are you planning to visit in Holland? I live in a place called Kampen which is not too far from Zwolle and we spend a lot of time in Friesland where we have a caravan.

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    This is so clever! I don’t know much about working with moss, but I think I could handle this. Thanks for sharing!

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      Hi Meridith, glad you like the idea. It really is super easy to work with and I love the versatility of it.

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    Such a cute idea and I love moss so much! I think I could even set it into a terrarium and it would last a long time.

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      What a great idea – I think I might have to try that πŸ™‚

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    These are most unusual, but perfect for the fall. Thank you for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend. You will be featured next Monday. Have a great weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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      Hi Linda, just seen this message – I’m on holiday in Scotland at the minute. What great news!! Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

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    These are adorable and so easy to make. I love it! Thank you for sharing this great idea at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you and hope to see you next week.

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      Hi Vanessa, I’m glad you like them. I think often the simple ideas are the best – I like easy πŸ™‚

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    This is super cute! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. πŸ™‚

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      Thanks for taking the time to pop over Dee – glad you like them πŸ™‚

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    Never heard of a miss pumpkin before. I would have to tell my guests what it is.

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    What a clever idea! I would have never thought to make a pumpkin with moss. I love the organic look of them. Thank you so much for sharing with us!!

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