Spray paint pine cones to have that mercury glass look to them. Use Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint on pinecones, add a little fresh or faux greenery to accomplish this look.*** 10/10** this link really doesn't tell you how to do this, but it's pretty self explanatory (try adding some white twinkle lights in the bowl or apothecary jar - so pretty!)
The dream: I can totally make this! This isn't hard! I'll aim a floodlight at it and I'll increase the neighbourhood classy quotient by at least 80%. The reality: That is at least $150 worth of supplies right there. And my door is steel & glass, not wood.
DIY pumpkin decor for outside your home: Paint pumpkins if desired, add Uppercase Living vinyl lettering (can be custom created to use your last name, established date, etc) and tie stem with decorative ribbon. Artificial pumpkins maybe?