5 Simple Fall Decor Ideas

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Fall is the perfect time to start a craft project because the weather is getting colder and you need some activities to fill your indoor time. If you’re looking to have some fun, try one of these five fall decor projects to make your home look great and help it reflect the styles of the season.

1. Fall leaf art

One inexpensive fall project is leaf art. Collect bright and colorful leaves from around your yard, then dry and press them. Then glue the leaves onto sheets of paper to create leaf art. You can frame the leaf art and display it around your home. Leaf rubbings can be used the same way.

You can also use leaf art to create picture books, wreaths, ornaments, and place mats. This is such an easy fall decor project that you can get the kids involved, too.

2. Fall wreaths

Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas; you can make a fall wreath, too. Hang it on your front door as the perfect piece to welcome people into your home — it sets the tone for the season, and you get to show off your creativity skills. Include small pumpkins, gourds, corn, wheat, snowberries, cranberries, and anything else that reminds you of fall. Use grape vines as your base and attach all the items with wire. It’s a fun and easy project that makes a big impact.

3. Fall flower arrangements

Making flower arrangements is another fun fall decor project. You can use flowers and items from your garden for an authentic fall look or buy silk flowers for flower arrangements that last all season and beyond. Some great flowers to include in a fall flower arrangement include sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and any richly colored flowers that come in shades of yellow, orange, red, and brown. If you’re creating a tall flower arrangement, add volume with wheat stalks.

4. Fall candle holders

Fall is when the weather starts to get cold and people pull out the candles. You can create fun candleholders will all sorts of common fall items. For instance, you can use a gourd with a curved stem as a hanging candle, decorate traditional candles with leaf accents, or carve the traditional jack o’ lantern.

5. Fall table centerpieces

One of the easiest ways to make a fall centerpiece is to use fresh fruits and vegetables and display them in a woven basket. You can never go wrong with pumpkins and gourds in the fall, but carrots, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon also make excellent additions. Of course, you can also make a traditional cornucopia or include other items from the outdoors, such as pinecones and acorns.

So many more ideas!

These are just a few fall decorating ideas that you can try. There are lots more ideas awaiting you on Pinterest and all around the Internet. Do a search and get to work on your home decor projects.


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