Fall is truly my favorite time of the year!
I always look forward to cooler temperatures and all the lovely colors that fall offers. The first nip in the air gets my creative juices flowing! Are you like me, or do you prefer one of the other seasons?
Since I keep seeing all sorts of wonderful ideas in magazines and on Pinterest I can’t resist starting to decorate NOW. I thought it would be fun to show you how to easily create some gorgeous fall decor for your home too!
Recently my best friend and I took a day trip down to the beach to shop the potteries. Needless to say, I found a lot of wonderful fall items to use. Not only was it a great girls’ day out, it was productive!
Not to worry if you don’t have a pottery near you, these items are available at your local craft stores. Believe it or not, several of the items actually came from Dollar Tree! Heck yeah!
I’ve been bargain hunting all of my favorite resale shops for unique items to incorporate into my fall decor. When I came across a vintage berry basket for 50¢ and a rustic bark basket for $2, I didn’t hesitate to add them to my supplies! Nothing says farmhouse style quite like a berry basket.
In fact, since I have several different fall tutorials, these two baskets will make an appearance in the next blog post! So keep a lookout for it.
Shop Your Home
Don’t underestimate the value of shopping your home for other items you can use as well! I do this every time I get ready to decorate for a holiday or a season. This time I grabbed some birch logs, a wooden crow, and some other odds and ends to use.
Gather Your Supplies
As you can see, I compiled a LOT of stuff for these projects. Will I use all of it, probably not, but having all of it together makes creating so much easier! 🙂
For each fall project that I do, I pull out what is needed then I head to my kitchen to use the large island as my workspace.
This berry crate… I. can’t. even. I don’t think it could be any more perfect than it is!
Earlier this summer I found it sitting inconspicuously at one of my favorite antique stores. Y’all, it was love at first sight with this. The patina of the wood is fantastic!
Of course, you can use any basket or container to create this centerpiece, just be sure it’s large enough and is relatively flat to allow you to display your fall bounty.
Shall we get started? Truly, this is so easy to do, just 5 simple steps!
- Spread the package of moss over the bottom of the container
- Add the largest pumpkin first
- Then add your floral picks (if you are using them) tuck the stems under the moss
- Continue to fill in with the other pumpkins, gourds, and berries (I took apart the other 2 picks)
- Add fall leaves to complete the arrangement
See how easy this was! You can use your beautiful fall creation wherever you want! Currently, I have this on my dining room table, but eventually, I may end up putting it somewhere else.
This crate full of fall bounty looks like I made a trip to the farmers’ market for goodies!
Can you tell I love fall?!
In addition to the berry crate, I updated my fall wreath from last year. In fact, this was a super easy project too!
When I made this last year, I used a Dollar Tree willow wreath for the base. Then took floral picks from Hobby Lobby and wove the stems into the wreath to attach them. Lastly, I finished the look by adding a simple bow at the top.
To freshen it up this year, I just added a few more picks to the mix! (I just cracked myself up because that rhymes) 😉
A quick fluffing of the bow at the top and it is ready to hang on the door!
I added two pots of mums on one side of the door. Total aside…these pots are actually plastic wastebaskets I got from Ikea! I drilled some holes in the bottom for drainage and was able to create crisp white pots for just a few dollars!
Additionally, I filled the tall planter (another unique resale shop find) with several more mum plants and placed it on the other side of the door. I finished off the fall porch decor by mixing in several colors, shapes, and sizes of pumpkins.
I just LOVE how it looks with my gray siding and red front door! My porch feels so welcoming with all of the fall colors!
The Living Room Mantel
I’m so pleased with how the mantel came out in my living room! I have to admit that mantels are extra enjoyable to decorate in my opinion. They are basically a blank canvas to work with!
Since the antique clock normally lives here, I just decorated around it. I definitely wanted this to be symmetrical so I placed equal amounts of decor on both sides. I love the bright white candle holders with the shiny glass covers paired next to the vases of bittersweet!
The cotton picks provide a simple background for the colorful pumpkins. I also mixed in some burlap leaves for texture. Finishing it all off with small two small woodland creatures for fun!
How do you decorate your home for fall? Do you go all out or do you lean towards a more subdued look? Please comment below and let me know!
So what’s next on the blog?
I’ve got even more fall decor to share with you. You will have to check back to see what fall project will be next!
It might be a project featuring the vintage berry basket I just got as the centerpiece for my kitchen mantel or maybe how to make a simple flower arrangement using a unique basket like the one I mentioned above.
If not, it may even be an easy DIY on how to create the cute “Hello Fall!” blackboard sign you can see hanging from my china cabinet!
Check back soon to see what it will be! Or you can simply sign up for my newsletter so you never miss a new post! See you next time!