Easy DIY Fall Porch Decor Ideas

Autumn front porch decorating ideas and outdoor fall decor. This post was sponsored by Lowe’s as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Easy DIY fall porch decorating ideas with Lowe's | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI love autumn! After suffering through our hot, dry Arizona summers, autumn is a welcome change… even if we are still running around in shorts and flip flops. As soon as September hits, it’s time to start thinking orange pumpkins and hardy fall mums.

As much I enjoy decorating for the year’s various holidays and seasons, it’s also nice to get longevity out of those decorations that spend most of the year stored away in the garage. It’s a lot of work to haul those boxes of decorations out, right?!


So from Labor Day through Thanksgiving, those pretty mums and bright orange pumpkins can enjoy prime real estate on our front stoop as a welcoming sign of (fingers crossed!) cooler weather, changing leaves and, maybe, sweater weather.
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DIY Boo-ti-ful Halloween Beauty Gift Idea + Printable Tags

INSIDE: Boo-ti-ful Halloween beauty gift idea + free printable Halloween mason jar tags. Halloween idea for teachers and friends.

Use a mason jar to put together a Halloween beauty gift | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comWho says Halloween must be scary? Not this girl. 

In this otherwise ghoulish season, Halloween is just as good a time as any to give the gift of beauty. Seriously, who wants to be spooked by ragged pedicures and scaly skin?!


Whether a girlfriend or your kid’s teacher, skip the tricks and treat them to some BOO-ti-ful beauty goodies instead. Well… maybe keep the chocolates and caramels!

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DIY Easy Paper Bag Football Snack Bags + Home Tailgating Party Tips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HostUltimateTailgate #CollectiveBias

Host football tailgate party at home with football themed snack bags | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comOne of my favorite memories of dating my husband was attending Saturday football games together. Let me be clear: I had great fun going to all the pregame tailgating parties. Come the actual football game, I would spend more time checking out the crowd, eating my endless pit of popcorn and eyeballing the team’s mascot on the sidelines. Good thing my then boyfriend was smitten enough to overlook my lack of game attention!

Now with a trio of kids and a much busier life, our football days are all about staying home with the game on in the background. However, one can still get into the spirit of fall ball with an easy at-home tailgating party complete with brown paper bag football-themed snack bags and refreshing drinks like Coca-Cola® and COCA-COLA® ZERO SUGAR.


And be sure to check out these 10 Tailgating Tips for a fun-filled Game Day…at home!
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10 Halloween Decor Ideas from Amazon

INSIDE: How to decorate for Halloween with 10 Halloween home decor ideas you can buy on Amazon.

10 Halloween decor ideas you can buy on Amazon | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comGonna tell you something. Halloween was never my favorite holiday. As a kid, the idea of dressing up and *gasp* having people look at me was enough to send me into the spooky shadows.

However, the older I’ve gotten, and now have a trio of kids to costume up, I find myself getting more and more into the holiday. Like decking my home in orange and black.


Here are 10 ways to decorate your home for Halloween. All of which you can buy on Amazon.

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DIY 5 Minute Personalized School Backpack Tag

INSIDE: How to make a 5 minute personalized school backpack tag from a pre-painted wood decal.

DIY 5 Minute Back to School Backpack TagIs it happy back-to- school time where you live? The countdown is on over here! The house is noticeably quieter and calmer although the constant drop-off/pick-up driving brings about its own level of stress!

This time a year is always so fresh-looking! The kids are wearing non-scuffed-up shoes, stain-free outfits and shiny new backpacks and lunch boxes. (How long will they stay this way, right?!)


Since you may already be feeling the pain of all this back-to-school shopping, let me show you how to make not only the quickest backpack tag BUT the cheapest!

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Make an Easy Thanksgiving Wreath From A Paper Bag

INSIDE: How to turn a brown paper grocery bag into a fun Thanksgiving turkey wreath.

Turn a brown paper grocery bag into a Thanksgiving turkey wreath | Dazzle WhileFrazzled.comGobble, gobble! As the media likes to inform us this turkey time of year, Thanksgiving is America’s most expensive dinner. When you add in knick knacks to gussy up your table and all those mini pumpkins to put all over the house, no doubt, it’s a pricey holiday.

So if you want to be a Thrifty Turkey this year, request your frozen Butterball be bagged in a brown paper bag. Learn how to use a standard grocery brown paper bag to create a Thanksgiving turkey wreath. Google that up!


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How To Make a $2 Pumpkin From Coffee Filters

INSIDE: How to make an autumn pumpkin using $2 in dyed coffee filters.

Make a pumpkin with $2 of paint dyed coffee filters for easy autumn home decor | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comSo, I love coffee. I have no recollection of when exactly I started drinking coffee (college, probably) but I’m hooked.

Would it shock you to learn that for each child I’ve brought into this world, I’ve added one more cup of coffee to my list of daily (survival) needs?!


So a “stroll” through the grocery (aka: more like a speedster with kids hanging off the cart) led me to grab a package of coffee filters for some frugal (read: $2) home decor…

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10 DIY Autumn Home Decor Ideas

INSIDE: How to decorate for autumn with 10 DIY autumn home decor ideas.

10 ways to decorate your home for autumn | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comDo you ever flip through the pages of a magazine and find your jaw dropping to the couch you’re lounging on? These photos of cohesive home decor…with furnishings and knick knacks that I wouldn’t trust my kids around until they are at least college age?!  Yep. These are struggles of first world decorating.

No fret, though. Here are 10 ways to decorate your home for autumn. All of which you can buy on Amazon.


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Make an Autumn Pillow Cover with Cute Fleece Pumpkin

INSIDE: How to make an autumn pillow cover with fleece pumpkin for fall home decor.

DIY autumn pumpkin envelope pillow for Halloween | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI love to decorate for the seasons. And I’m guessing you’re uttering to your computer, shocker! But as much as I enjoy the process of making my house all red and green or orange and black, I also like to have decor that can stay out for longer than a handful of weeks. It’s a lot of work to drag those boxes out of storage!

And this is what’s great about autumn. You can haul those pumpkins out in September and keep them on display through Thanksgiving. Talk about getting some chunkin’ for that pumpkin’!


So, I created a cute fleece pumpkin pillow cover for this exact reason: get some longevity from this autumn decor. I’m thinking about you, pumpkin!
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How To Make a Mesh Pumpkin Wreath in 5 Steps

INSIDE: How to make a mesh pumpkin wreath in 5 easy steps. DIY autumn pumpkin craft idea.

How to make a mesh pumpkin wreath in 5 easy stepsWhat do orange and green have in common? If your answer is pumpkin, treat yourself to a yummy pumpkin spice latte, glazed pumpkin scone or maybe just another trip to the craft store!

Since a visit to the craft store may be more calorie-friendly than devouring the season’s tasty treats, add some green and orange mesh to your shopping cart along with some patterned grosgrain ribbon.


Soon you’ll be closing your door on a shiny new pumpkin wreath… on your way to grab your pumpkin spice latte! Continue reading