This post will explore ways to Decorate a Small Front Porch with a Basket of Fall Mums.

Do we absolutely love super simple fall DIYs?

I thought so!

I have one of those for you, today. No kidding!

This fall DIY will take you about 10 minutes, and if you have an old basket lying around, and a couple of plastic grocery bags you’re 3/4s of the way there.

Basket of Mums and Coneflowers

You might purchase fall mums from the neighborhood high school athlete for your porch, circa 2017.

Small Front Porch with Mums and Fall Decor

You might purchase them at your local nursery. Wherever you get them, beautifying your small front porch with fall’s darling flower, the chrysanthemum, is a winning idea.

Blush Mums and Cinderella Pumpkin

If you find your summer plants looking pretty weather worn, it’s likely time to empty the planter, throw the dead or dying plant into a compost, and refill the planter with glorious fall mums.

If you don’t have planters on hand, I’ll show you how to use a basket for the job.

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Decorate a Small Front Porch with a Basket of Fall Mums

You should know, if you choose this method for displaying your mums, you will need to allow for a couple of extra minutes when your watering.

Items for Front Porch Basket of Mums

  • basket
  • plastic liner
  • mums
  • large rock

Select a Basket for your Mums

Although I have a covered front porch, there is still a good amount of sun, and rain that reaches the plants. Keep that in mind as your choosing a basket, nothing too precious.

There are so many cheap baskets, that look good, to be purchased. Try shopping the dollar stores, or even a thrift store, if you don’t already have one in your garage.

Basket with Handle for Mums

Line the Basket

A plastic liner will slow the weathering process for the basket. I used caramel colored grocery bags because the are almost the color of my basket.

Basket for Outdoor Flowers

Arrange the Mums in Your Basket

For my basket, I was able to fit four of the smallest mum pots. The basket is laid on it’s side, with the mums arranged to spill out. This creates a casual look, but this is why you need a couple extra minutes when watering. I sit the pots up to water them all.

White Mums and White Pumpkins

Secure the Mum Basket with a Large Rock

This step is especially important if your basket isn’t flat, and handle. The rock keeps the arrangement in place.

White Mums and White Pumpkins

Now, that was super simple, right? Find you a basket and purchase the 5 for $5. mums and get your fall going.

Enjoy Today!
Love y’all,

Lori Nell

Fall Decorating with Baskets

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Comments (16)

  1. Reply

    What a beautiful basket. I love the pink front door! I’ve been trying to convince my husband we should paint ours that colour but he hasn’t agreed yet. Love these ideas – I have a tiny front porch so will be putting this information to good use. Thanks for sharing.

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      That’s wonderful. I’m sure you will have a beautiful fall porch, whatever color door you and your husband agree on!

  2. Reply

    Your decor style is so effortlessly beautiful Lori, but I’m sure I’ve said that before. Love the way the basket looks like it spilled over and all the Mums are celebrating the fall by just being bloomingly gorgeous

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      That’s great Sherry! I know it will be a beautiful welcoming porch!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      Thank you, Anita! It’s usually about finding a way to use what I have at this house. I’m so glad you like it!

  3. Reply

    Love this idea! Mums on a front porch just scream fall and I love it. The texture of the basket just adds so much. Beautiful!


    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      Thank you Kim! Just adds a few minutes to the watering time, but worth it to me!

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