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Fifteen Fantastic Fall Urn Ideas

Fall Urn Ideas

Fall is almost here, (even though it may still be 100 degrees!)  While we are all waiting for cooler temperatures to arrive, now is the time to tidy up the flower beds and to start gathering ideas for outdoor fall porch decor and fall containers. When it comes to fall container plantings, urns steal the show! Here are 15 fantastic fall urn ideas to get you started.


Fall Thanksgiving Front Porch and Fabulous Urn Planter - Fox Hollow Cottage holidaysvia Serendipity Refined

This stunning urn is overflowing with autumn splendor! The use of texture is amazing.


A gorgeous container garden with ornamental cabbages and creeping jenny--perfect for Fall!



If you love fall but aren’t a real fan of orange, this urn filled with cool toned plants and lots of green is a great alternative.


Autumn Arrangement, Sweet Potato Vine, Purple Fountain Grass and pumpkins & gourds.


A classic black urn filled purple “Princess” fountain grass, sweet potato vine and colorful autumn gourds is a real showstopper.


concrete urn painted black with still life of squash and dried greens. Rustic and Lovely against the painted brick. The Tour of the House That Photographed Itself

via Thistlewood Farms

This beautiful black urn with a slightly weathered patina looks perfect topped with a trio of white pumpkins on a bed of drying eucalyptus.



Stunning Fall Urn & Found Sign Decorations | Vintage Porch Decor Ideas

via Patina White

This rustic urn fall urn has always been one of my favorite fall images from Pinterest! The chippy urn in and of itself is delightful! In lieu of plants the urn has been filled with various pumpkins in muted tones. A tall fodder shock placed behind the urn adds texture.


Plants that are past their prime can be simply bewitching on Halloween. Their imperfections -- the dramatic shapes, colors, and textures not found in just-bloomed plants -- are part of the appeal. To create this arrangement, we tapped our gardens for rose hips and seed heads from coneflowers and asters. See what catches your eye in your yard.

via Martha Stewart

This fall urn design by Martha Stewart is another all-time fall favorite of mine. The textures and colors of late fall , spent flowers and plants can be stunning.



decorating ideas for 19' urn fall | right yellow mums fill the urns that flank the front door. Pumpkin ...

via Stone Gable

Bright yellow mums, colorful gourds and scattered fall leaves contrast add simple fall beauty to a pair of elegant concrete urns.


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A black urn filled with a large, dark orange mum is perfect for October.


harvest front door stacked pumpkins and cornstalk urns, crafts, curb appeal, doors, porches, seasonal holiday decor, thanksgiving decorations

via Blue Ribbon Kitchen

A single over sized cornstalk urn is perfect for a tall, slender urn and will be perfect from early fall all the way through Thanksgiving.


We love filling these urns in a beautiful backyard setting. This fall we filled them with ornamental grasses, celosia, cabbage, pansy, ivy and even put some small pumpkins for a pop of color. The edges are finished with some spanish moss! #fall #containers

via Cording Landscape

This ornate fall urn looks so lovely filled with pansies, purple celosia, ornamental grasses, fall cabbage, ivy, spanish moss and a small pumpkin.



Stunning Container for Fall Porch Decor

via Blissfully Domestic


The rusty orange patina on this vintage urn is perfect for fall! I love the contrasting colors of cool purple mums and autumn kale.



Wonderful Fall Container Gardening Inspirations


For a longer lasting design, consider filling an urn with a single evergreen specimen surrounded by autumn kale and a few colorful mini-pumpkins.



end of Autumn arrangement in found urn...

via Home Is Where The Boat Is

A small urn makes a big impact when filled to overflowing with fall fruits and flowers in a variety of colors and textures.


Interesting and different


A pair of urns topped by huge pumpkins creates a playfully elegant fall welcome.


If classic, not creepy, is your autumn decorating style, then use an elegant display of pumpkins to send a welcoming holiday message. Here, three pumpkins -- each one a bit smaller than the one below it -- rest on each other. Use a favorite font and stencil a message with spray paint or a paint pen. Trail some moss or other accent from the base of a tall planter or urn. If you stack the pumpkins away from a wall, insert a piece of rebar or a dowel from top to bottom to prevent toppling.

via BHG

Welcome Trick-0r-Treaters with an elegant urn topped with three stacked Cinderella pumpkins. Use a sharpie for the “Trick or Treat” message.




Just as any landscape, garden and outdoor entertaining areas require the right tools such as a reliable lawn mower or a great pool pump, every porch, deck or patio needs a few beautiful urns or fun vintage containers.


Urns can be kept filled year round with evergreens or cold hardy plants, providing beauty and interest even in the winter. Investing in beautiful urns is well worth it, as they will provide years of use and enjoyment. If you love the look of vintage urns, you can often find affordable ones at local flea markets, rummage sales, estate sales or on Craigslist.


I hope you have enjoyed this round up of 15 Fabulous Fall Urns! If you are looking for more inspiration be sure to check out my 2018 Fall Porch Tour where I shared a couple of my own fall urn designs.

This week I will be cutting back some scraggly summer perennials and clearing out my wilting summer annuals to make way for fall plants. I will also be taking measures to control weeds and pests for the remainder of the gardening season (this summer we have been having a terrible problem with flies!) I may also  have to contact a lawn and tree service to cut back some oversized trees that have made a massive leaves mess the last couple of years. There’s plenty of work to do to prepare for the fall garden, but I love every minute of it!


Which of the urns shared today is your favorite? I love hearing from you, dear readers!

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  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Oh my, Amber! These urns are stunning!!! I had one really nice urn which was left with a friend and still resides with her. I hope to find some others to replace it and add to my new Texas garden. 🙂

    Happy TFT,
    Barb 🙂

    October 11, 2018 at 10:27 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hi Barbara! I can’t wait to fix up a fall urn this weekend! I have a big one that has been empty for some time. I really want to try a dwarf alberta spruce with kale and pansies underplanted. I am wanting the spruce so it will be something evergreen that looks good year round. Good luck with your urn! Thanks for stopping by!

      October 12, 2018 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply angie

    some great fall looks , thanks for sharing
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    October 23, 2018 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Kippi

    Stunning urn designs. I love the looks and the advice. They are all so beautiful thank you for sharing.

    October 25, 2018 at 10:51 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Kippi! I can’t believe October is coming to an end and I didn’t get to try out any of these! I went ahead and started on my fall to winter transition urns with evergreens in the middle and autumn kale and pansies. I will try to get an earlier start next year. Thanks for visiting!

      October 26, 2018 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Payne

    I enjoyed all of the photo’s.

    September 8, 2020 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

    September 15, 2020 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

    September 21, 2020 at 8:10 pm
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