Tuesday, October 23, 2012

QUICK AND EASY FALL YARD DISPLAY

My little farmhouse doesn't have a great front porch, but that doesn't stop me from having a nice display for fall.  Because I live on a rural road, I wanted something that could easily be seen and enjoyed by passing cars.
This colorful arch display was so easy and I did it in an hour.  Okay, Sam did drive the fence posts and fasten the piece of cattle panel to them. (Cattle panel is that flexible but strong piece of fencing that you see here between the two posts.) It's an easy and affordable enough display base, that doesn't take up too much room in my front yard.
See that wooden spool in the background there?  Remember when I drove to Kansas to pick up a trailer full of wooden spools of various sizes?  Uh huh...that's a lot of spools!!
  You can read about that HERE if you like.  I have to say, it was pretty easy to select one that fit in the center of that arch, which I then loaded with some pumpkins, squash, bittersweet and a garden owl I picked up at a yard sale.  I tied some corn stalks to the front of the arch and added a couple of bales of hay with some more pumpkins, squash, bittersweet and a crow decoy.  At the top of the arch I added a little leaf garland that came from the dollars store.
I stood back, took a look at it and said..."Needs a scarecrow."  
So I made one! 
And that's how I spent a gorgeous fall Sunday afternoon.

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38 comments:

  1. Danni, That looks AMAZING - I so wish I could see it in person! I love your scarecrow he really does complete the look xo

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  2. That's adorable and so festive!!! I can see driving along a rural road and coming upon this wonderful display! How welcoming it is!!!

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  3. What a warm welcome you give people passing by your home, Danni. It's so creative, beautiful and perfect for fall. Megan

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  4. I would say the people passing by are so lucky to see you fall display. I think it's very thoughtful to set up a display for others to enjoy during the season.

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  5. Oh, delightful! I actually have some of that cattle panel (didn't know that's what it was) and LOVE how you turned it into the arch. I am going to arch some right now, just for fun!

    Also, look at the gorgeous fall colors on your farm - I am envious, in L.A. we don't get much of that.

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  6. Love it! It's very creative and festive :) Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  7. I love this to pieces. Awesome use of one of your spools. Love those funny gourds.

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  8. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! This looks great, and makes a wonderful fall display that can be left up until after Thanksgiving. Maybe I'll get around to doing a fall display before it's time to pull out the Christmas decorations LOL! But there's always next year, huh?

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  9. That spur of the moment scarecrow is adorable! You really made a nice display with things that I never would have thought of. I love those stools...I saw one in a friends back field and thought I'd gotten lucky, but NO, she already had plans for it!

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  10. Your fall display is FANTASTIC!!! I love it!

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  11. That little trick with the wire fencing sure got the wheels turning here! Perfect decorations for a farmhouse. ~ Maureen

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  12. Danni, this is lovely! Great job, and I love those spools.
    Linda

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  13. Great idea Danni! And know what? hubby has one of those huge spools, and a few extra fence rods ;-) thanks for sharing!!

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  14. Nobody around here goes to that much trouble to create a display like this. It is filled with the natural goodies of fall. In this neighborhood there are some mums, a couple of pumpkins, and those huge blow-up things. I might have to steal the cattle fence idea for a spring garden trellis. I can already see you taking this down to create a Christmas display. I know you!

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  15. I want to drive by! I Love the display! Great scarecrow! Awesome display...a perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day.

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  16. I want to drive by too. What a great display. You have summed up everything great about fall in your amazing display. I love the owl.

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  17. Love the fall display and the wooden spool!

    Stopping in from the Fall All-Star blog party! Thanks for sharing!
    Anna @ Bean Bug Crafts

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  18. Hi Danni,
    I clicked over from Hometalk to see more of your display. I couldn't really see the arch on the photos over there, and I have to say that using the fencing was very clever. We have some of that since we garden so I'll have to show my husband your display. Our scarecrow hasn't been dressed yet!

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  19. LOVE!!! Just so festive and fun:) Thanks for coming to party with us at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly,
    Smart! School {House}
    www.smartschoolhouse.com

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  20. Awesome Autumn decor - I love the cheerful simplicity, Danni! PS: I love love love the photo from your profile, you are a natural :)

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  21. I'm so dying to visit your farm Danni!!!! Looks awesome!

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  22. I would totally do a drive by just to see that cute display! Love it all! I especially like the birds. Great job!

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  23. LOVE this!!! And the new blog layout!! Looks great! I am doing a Fall favorite type of thing next week on my blog. Adding this post if you do not mind. I'll link back to your blog of course. Have a great hUMp day!

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  24. Very pretty fall display. My dad used to collect those wooden spools when I was young. If only he still had them. We used them as tables all the time.

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  25. beautiful display! I love the feel the corn husks add :)
    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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  26. What a wonderful way to spend your Sunday! it looks so amazing!!!! Very nice and inviting! Love your leaves around the arch. And your beautiful pumpkins :-)

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  27. That is a wonderful display. I wish I liven on a farm, it makes me happy to see all the pictures you share. It is my husband's and my dream to have a farm one day or at least own a lot of property and rent it to a farmer. All that fun fall stuff looks so much better in front of a farm house than on a suburban front porch.

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  28. Hi Danni, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Farmgirl Friday.

    This is a great idea! I could do a cattle panel arch, but I never thought of that! How clever. Thanks for sharing...

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  29. Wow that looks so festive! I would love to be able to do something like that but we don't have much space in front of our condo. Thanks for sharing at All Start Block Party last week.

    Hilda

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  30. I love this, absolutely darling. I so glad that you shared it on "I Gotta Try That"
    Thank you! Marcie

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  31. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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