Front Porch Ideas for Fall

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With the weather starting to get cooler and the days becoming shorter, the kids have been asking about decorating for fall. Coming up with front porch ideas for fall is always lots of family fun. Pumpkins, flowers. lights, signs, it seems like everyone has their own unique front porch ideas for fall. Good thing Mom knows best, because I had my own front porch ideas for fall. wink..wink


I was so excited to receive my DremelMicro 8050 in the mail….. and so was my son! Yes, my 6 year old was just as excited as I was. He’s my official DIY e ntrepreneur in training. Mom always has a sidekick, no matter what the DIY project may be. Mommy’s little helper is definitely not afraid to jump in and start crafting!

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The Dremel Micro 8050, was the perfect tool for the mini makeover of our front porch. I knew I wanted to use the wood posts leftover from a pallet furniture build and the two pumpkins that  magically grew (pumpkin carving 2013 gone awry) in our yard, would add the final touch.  The Micro 8050 is the most “brilliantly powerful” and precise cordless rotary tool that Dremel has ever produced.

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I sprayed a scrap of pallet wood white and left one piece natural; I thought it would be cute to engrave our street number on one piece and my son wanted to write “boo” on his.  The only money spent on this front door makeover was purchasing three mums to plant in my front planters. It’s great to repurpose leftover wood in to new projects.

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My son had to help with this project; he was fascinated by the sleek appearance of the Dremel Micro and how easy it is to handle. I let him pick out his own sign and pumpkin to engrave, so that he could help, and I also did my own.


The Dremel Micro 8050 can cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, sharpen, clean and polish—helping you bring just about any brilliant project to life. I decided to use the Dremel Micro engraving bit to write the word “thanks” on my pumpkin… the other pumpkin was suppose to have the the word “giving” on it, but Ayden wanted something totally different.  I wrote the word on the pumpkin in permanent marker, making it a breeze to trace with the Dremel Micro 8050 engraving bit.

After the signs and pumpkins were engraved, I then used my drill to put two holes on the top of each sign to thread twine threw. I put a little hook I found in my junk drawer onto the post and then sanded the signs to give them a more rustic look. This front porch makeover project was done in a few hours, even with a little helper.


The battery life of the Dremel Micro 8050 is incredible! It was used that day for two signs, two pumpkins and a little boys constant fascination to push the power button and the battery was still going strong. Light and easy to handle in tight spaces, the Dremel® Micro™8050 is packed with features that have crafters, hobbyists and DIYers in mind: soft grip, LED front-end lighting to illuminate projects, a docking station that continually charges, and an 8V Max Lithium-ion battery.

We had a great experience withe the Dremel Micro 8050. It’s the easiest rotary tool I have had the chance to use DIY projects. Dremel tools make great gift items for yourself and others. You can purchase the Micro 8050 online at and for $89 USD. Think Christmas!

How does your family decorate for fall?

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    October 4, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    You did a lot of really great things with that Dremel tool. I love the dremeled pumpkin!

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    October 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Those are some really neat ways to use that tool. I’d love to deck my home without spending a fortune and have it all custom.

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    October 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    These decorations look adorable! My daughter and I were just talking about figuring out how we wanted to decorate the porch this year!

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    Dawn Lopez
    October 5, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Wow! I love these ideas! Never would have thought or known to try something like this. I think I need to get that for my hubby for the holidays so I can use it. Ha!! Promise you won’t tell him!? 😉

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    October 5, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    We love decorating our front porch for fall. I never thought to use a Dremel tool to help decorate. We have one, so I’m definitely going to use it on our pumpkins this year.

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    October 5, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Very cute! I love the idea of using a Dremel to carve words into the pumpkin!

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    Lily Lau
    October 7, 2014 at 7:32 am

    You have nice ideas in that head! I had never thought of giving that usage to the Dremel, you just opened my eyes!

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