DIY Fall Porch Leaner

Hi everyone! It’s Tammy from Rustic Orchard Home! Making a quick and easy fall themed front porch sign is a great way to say “Hello Fall”!  Today, I’m going to show you how to make a Fall Porch Leaner! All you need to do is paint and attach everything to the surface board. Let me show you how I made mine extra festive with the Limited Edition Fall Colors from Dixie Belle Paint!

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

To begin, I used the the color Cashmere to add a base coat to all of the cutout pieces.  This basecoat will help give my piece the watercolor type look I want to achieve once everything is dry. I added the Cashmere color using a makeup sponge.  When using a sponge for painting, use up and down pouncing motions to apply thin layers.

Step 2:

Once the basecoat of Cashmere is dry, you’re ready to start adding more colors to the pumpkin cutouts and the word “hello”.  Add the paint colors you’ll be using to a plate and then add a bit of water to each color.  The water will thin out the paint to help us get the watercolor look.  I used the color Pumpkin Spice first, then blended to deepen the color with the Merlot.  Just play with it and add layers until you get the color you like.

Step 3:

Next, I used the color Juniper to add the stem details to the pumpkins.  I did not water down this color because I wanted full coverage.

To read the rest of this darling autumnal tutorial, hop on over to Rustic Orchard Home here!


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  1. Lyn Wilson says:


    Great idea for DIY home decor!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      We’re so happy you like this DIY, Lyn! 😊

  2. Zan Walker says:

    I love this DIY!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      We’re so happy to hear that, Zan! 😊

  3. Janet VanAntwerp says:

    Very cute Fall porch leaner! I will have to look back on this post later next summer!😊

  4. Lorianne Raynor says:

    Definitely a great look for the porch for Fall.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      We’re happy you like it! 😊

  5. Great projects! Love using Dixie Belle Paint!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Linda! 😊

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