Fall is here and most people like to bring a little fall decor into their homes. I’ve got a few ideas for you to make yourself using nature.
We typically like to carve up our pumpkins but painting them can look really good too! Paint in varied fall colors or go monochrome and do a sweet cream or gold color on everything. You can free hand or use a stencil to letter each pumpkin and spell out FALL!
You could also take various materials like string, twine or ribbon and cover your pumpkins for a unique texture.
Jack-o-lanterns don’t have to stay outside. Carve up some smaller pumpkins and leave the tops off and you have unique candle holders to add to your dining centerpieces.
You don’t always have to go big. Buy smaller pumpkins and gourds and stack them in a large bowl as a seasonal centerpiece for your coffee table.
Take small pumpkins and write guests name on them for natural place cards. Each guest can take home a little bit of decor as a gift!
This is one of those things that will make your wallet happy! The nice thing about leaves – they are free!
You can start by using them as art. Find some really pretty ones and frame them!
Glue leaves on a string and you can hang as a banner across your mantle or attach them to sparkle lights for a fall themed mood lighting banner.
Fill a vase with them and it’s an instant piece of decor. Or you can put some in the bottom of a vase and use it as the base for a candle.
Speaking of candles you can glue leaves to the outside of a plain candle for custom lighting.
Dry leaves and you can use them to write your guests names on them and use as place markers.
While branches don’t look like much by themselves they can be stunning together. Pull together 4-5 branches in a vase for a branch arrangement. You have a lot of options here. Leave them plain or add other decor like dried berries or dried flowers. You can also spray paint your branches for a more upscale look. If you like a bit of sparkle, paint them and then spray them with adhesive and sprinkle your choice of glitter over them.
A cool branch is also a great option for hanging other decor or fall art. Maybe get the kids to help make a fun felt hanging and use a branch as your hanger.
I’ve had a passion for design and beautiful homes since I was in high school and I’ve been helping my friends and family with their homes for more than 10 years. Interior design is one of those things that doesn’t feel like work for me. I love it!