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Now that summer seems to be drawing to a close, it’s time to start thinking about adding some fall decor to my home. In the past, I feel like fall decor was limited to leaf garlands and jack-o-lanterns, but maybe that was just my short-sighted perception. To be honest, there was a time when I didn’t think too much about decorating at all. In fact, I remember my mom coming to my house and helping me decorate because I was just too busy and didn’t know how to do it.
Decorating has become a hobby for me in the last few years. My kids are a little older, so I’m not spending hours nursing or changing diapers. I have a little more time to devote to things I enjoy. I think finding extra time at home in 2020 also gave me a new perspective. I wanted my home to be a retreat; I wanted it to be a place of joy. At the end of the day, home decor is just ‘stuff,’ but it helps a home to feel more cozy, and when your home feels more cozy, there is something very special about that.
DIY Fall Bowl Filler
I’ve had a white wood bowl on my coffee table for a few weeks now. (If you missed the coffee table blog post, you can check that out here.) It stayed empty during the summer, but I decided to add a little something to it for fall.
I bought a bag of acorn and pine cone filler from Hobby Lobby. (This is the one I purchased.) I found a sprig of pumpkins in their fall section and used wire cutters to cut each pumpkin off at the base and I added that to my bowl as well.
DIY Fall Table Decor
I love my long dough bowl on my entryway table, and thought I would change out my summery candlesticks that I had there and add something a little more appropriate for the upcoming fall season. I love making things when I have time and when I saw fall florals on sale at Hobby Lobby, I knew that I had to make something for my table.
This was a very easy and inexpensive little diy project. Simply lay two different florals together, and repeat on the opposite side so that it is symmetrical. (I had to trim quite a bit of stem off of mine, hence the need for the wire cutters.) With the stems held closely together, simply wrap the twine around several times so that they are bound tightly and no stems are visible. I used a few extra strands to make a rough knot on top with the ends hanging out. This was so simple and cost me $6.
I managed to find one of the fall stems that I used, and I’ve linked that here for you. I’ve also linked my velvet pumpkins for you here, here, and here, but I will share some extra options at the bottom of this post for you.
Kitchen & Dining Room Decor
I think one great way to incorporate fall elements into your decor, is to use stems in colors that reflect the changing seasons. I stocked up on some at Hobby Lobby when they had their last 40% off sale, and I found some great pieces to go in my large vase in my kitchen. I also found a few fabric pumpkins from Kirklands to go on my dining room table.
What I love about the vase in my kitchen, is that it is neutral enough to go with all of my home decor. I can move this vase anywhere and it will fit in with my style. I can also easily change the stems out with the seasons, and that is a great budget-friendly way to decorate.
I’ve enjoyed these fabric pumpkins on my dining room table. I love that there are so many options for fall pumpkin decor and they aren’t all just bright orange pumpkins anymore. I’ll share a few fall pumpkins that I have been loving so far this season, below.
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I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe feel inspired to make a few fall decorations for your own home. I might add a few more touches here and there as we continue into the fall season. If I add anything new, or come up with more projects, I’ll be sure to share in a future blog post.
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