Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.Albert Camus
Summer is winding down, school is back in session, and it’s time to change into fall.
One thing I love about the changing seasons, is the change in home decor! What I love even more, is making my own home decor. I also love Pinterest…yes, some ideas below are that of my own, and a few I found.
Check out these craft ideas to add a pop of fall color to your home.
Our earth produces the best home accents. Take a nature walk and collect anything that calls out “fall” to you. Pine cones, fallen leaves, tree cuttings etc. and give your crafty hand a go!
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1. Pine Cones and Berries:
Once collected place your fall items in a planter, decorative bucket or clear, glass container. (Pictured is an extra tin I had left over from my indoor plants). I bought mine at Walmart in the spring, but you can buy something similar on Amazon too…like these.
2. Coffee Table:
The Fancy Shack shows another great idea using candles to accent fall decor. I prefer to use real nature vs fake, and I’m not exactly sure what is pictured below, but whatever you prefer will work!
3. Table Runner:
I absolutely love the idea of a fall table runner. Using some elongated plates, (like these) some nature (real or fake) and throwing some candles in there would be perfect too. I would love to do this, but I have to wait until my kids get a bit older, they will just destroy it, eat it or break it…but let me know how yours looks!
I am very particular about my wreaths. Some are beautiful, and some just look too “pretend.” I found this amazing pine-cone wreath idea, that I will definitely be trying! I love that it’s something that can be made on little to no budget (depending if you have the glue and ribbon already). It will make for a great kids craft too! (Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see our version coming soon!)
5. Wall Decor:
Be your own artist! My hubs and I went to a painting “party” last year for our anniversary and painted beautiful fall pictures. What I love about them is each one is an indication of us. He is a night owl and loves the evening which definitely shows in his painting. I, on the other hand, am a morning person, love the sunshine and bright colors of fall. This can easily be done at home with a canvas, some acrylic paint (I’ve been using this brand for art work recently) , and paint brushes.
Don’t forget to paint the sides of your canvas for a complete picture.
6. Mod Podge & Leaves:
So, I had never used Mod Podge before, but I joined a group on Facebook because it sounded super cool. I’m sure this idea has been thought of somewhere along the line, but I came up with it spur of the moment trying to figure out what to do with my beautiful fallen leaves and old wine bottles.
This was pretty easy, just Mod Podge the area where the leaf will go, then use a foam applicator brush to apply more on top. Repeat as directed on bottle. Easy Peasy. Add some lights for a beautiful fall glow, or even stick some flowers inside for a lovely vase. (These would be pretty.)
7. Frame It:
Leaves are the perfect decoration for fall. Duh, fall is all about the leaves, right? Another thing I did with leaves I collected around the house was put them in a small picture frame (similar to this) that I had already laying around and made a fall photo to show case on the T.V. stand in my living room. So easy!
You can even buy the frames at the dollar store. I also find these wooden frames to be perfect for fall too.
8. Paint and Hand Prints
I saw this idea on Pinterest so we gave it a shot of our own. I bought fabric paint on Amazon, (this one), some hand towels (these ones) and we got busy! The hand towels are way larger than I expected, but I do like the material, and they will make great “napkins” for a nice fall dinner with family and/or friends. Feel free to use “normal” hand towels too!
I am finding these are nice for drying my hands on after I wash them in the kitchen though.
And there you have it. Easy fall decorations you can do yourself and/or with your kids. My daughter had a great time with the hand print towel, I let her paint her own hand, she did very well. Makes for a great sensory project!
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Peace, Love & Plants,