Thanksgiving Front Porch Decorations – DIY Decor Ideas & Inspiration

Ah, Thanksgiving! A day of parades, feasting, football and more feasting! And of course, a time to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for. For us here at RenoCompare, that would mostly be all the great, creative and inspiring renovation and remodeling ideas that we get to share with all of you, including Thanksgiving decorating ideas!

Coming a few weeks after Halloween and a few weeks before Christmas, Thanksgiving is a great holiday to keep the festive cheer flowing and another excellent opportunity to show off your home at its best with some Thanksgiving decor.

All kinds of Thanksgiving decorations are readily available in the stores, but there’s always something extra special about decorations that you’ve made yourself. And the great thing about the Thanksgiving themes of bounty and harvest is that you can often use easily available, organic materials such as leaves, pumpkins and corn to make incredible displays.

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And whilst, for many, the focal point will be Thanksgiving table decorations for the dining room where the main event will take place, taking time to decorate the outside of your home – particularly front porch decor – will set the scene for your Thanksgiving party. So here is our selection of the best Thanksgiving decoration ideas for the front porch.

1. Indian Corn Wreathindian corn wreath

What about small front porch decoration ideas for those with limited space? This simply stunning corn wreath looks particularly effective against the black door – perhaps a good excuse to repaint your front door?

2. Repurposed Pumpkinsrepurposed pumpkins

Got a bunch of pumpkins left over from Halloween – turn them around, paint on some pretty designs and use them again with a Thanksgiving decor theme.

3. Reclaimed Wood Pumpkinsreclaimed wood pumpkins

These reclaimed wood pumpkins easily transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving too – just add some wheat sheaves and a hay bale (but maybe lose the fake crow?) and voila…endless fall decorating ideas for your front porch.

4. Simple Fall Exteriorsimple fall exterior

But if you can’t do with all the fuss of decorating, then consider planting pretty, potted deciduous trees either side of your doorway for natural fall color, add a bunch of pumpkins and you’re done! Simple and effective!

5. Fall Floral Garlandsfall floral garlands

On the other hand, if you love the full front porch decor statement, then this gorgeous, twinkling fall floral garland is the perfect addition to your front door – crafting lovers can possibly make this themselves, or you can buy them via the link.

6. Welcome Signwelcome sign

Make your Thanksgiving guests feel extra special with this huge welcome sign on your porch – lovely!

7. Fall Scarecrowfall scarecrow

For a cutesy take on the Thanksgiving decorations theme, make your own sweet décor scarecrow to adorn your window boxes or porch rails.

8. Fall Marquee Lettersfall marquee letters

Great for both indoors or as a front porch decoration, these lighted marquee letters are a minimum effort DIY job that will add maximum impact to your holiday home!

9. Fall Leaf Candle Holderautmn leaf candle holder

A row of these mason jars covered with fall leaves would make a lovely Thanksgiving table decoration centerpiece.

10. Thanksgiving Doily Bannerthanksgiving doily banner

This charming fall doily banner is just the thing for a pretty homespun Thanksgiving theme.

11. Fall Leaf Bowlfall leaf bowl

Thanksgiving table decorations can work inside and outside the house, and you’d be surprised at just how simple it is to make this fabulously impressive fall leaf bowl.

And Finally… surely every Thanksgiving house needs a….

12. Giant Turkeygiant turkey

And for the ultimate front porch decorating idea, get your party off on the right foot with this hilarious 6 ft tall inflatable turkey! Happy Thanksgiving!


Jamie Sandford - Owner and Lead Editor at RenoCompareJamie Sandford is the Chief Editor at RenoCompare (find out more). Jamie has been involved in construction for over 30 years. Straight out of college, Jamie worked with construction crews for the television, film and theatre industries for over 12 years. In his thirties, he turned his attention to DIY decorating and construction, working on many house renovations and remodels. During this time he started to specialize in home flooring and in 2013 he launched the Home Flooring Pros website. Two years later he launched RenoCompare.

“I’ve seen interior design, remodeling, and construction from both sides of the street, contractors on one side and homeowners on the other. My aim is to close the gap between the professionals and the consumers and make it easier for both sides to work smoothly and effectively side by side. At RenoCompare we want to save you time and money by giving you the information you need as simply and as quickly as possible!”

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