Outdoor fall decorations by the front door. I love the mums in wooden barrels and combining it with hay bails and pumpkins. I wouldn't use a scarecrow, but I like the idea of using corn stalks. How welcoming!
If you don't have enough room on your porch for a big display, simply relocate it to the front yard, like Heather of Thrifty Decor Chick. It creates a natural focal point and provides support for heavier elements.