How to Use Nature to Decorate for Fall
The kids are back in school, there’s a chill in the air and the leaves are beginning to turn beautiful colors – it’s time to decorate for fall! Celebrate the change in the weather by decorating your home and yard with natural, seasonal decorations. (featured image via Better Homes and Gardens)
With just a hot glue gun and a premade wreath from from the craft store, you can design a gorgeous wreath using leaves, nuts, twigs, acorns, dried flowers or other objects found in your yard. From whimsical to fanciful, these ideas from Better Homes and Gardens can help make your front door the envy of the neighborhood.
Group pumpkins (the white ones are particularly striking) and other fall gourds at your front door or on your fireplace mantel for a colorful display. Feeling more ambitious? Try spray painting mini pumpkins all one color and clustering them in a festive basket or bowl to create a budget-friendly, one-of-kind tablescape.
If you’ve ever carved a jack-o-lantern, you’ve already got all the know-how necessary to create cute pumpkin planters. Choose pumpkins that, with a hole cut into the top and insides removed, will be large enough to hold a small pot of mums from the garden center. Line your front steps or porch with these fresh, seasonal planters that can also be composted when you’ve finished with them.
Welcoming Entry Vignettes
Why not combine all these ideas into a vignette at your home’s entryway? Try adding some bales of straw and dried corn stalks for height. Take a look at these gorgeous ideas from Shelterness (90 of them!) for inspiration.
Julianne Puckett is the creator of Yankee Kitchen Ninja, a blog about what she calls “stealthy homemaking” — healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, DIY gardening tips and the occasional craft project. A designer, writer and former suburban-dwelling IT professional, she lives in rural Vermont, where she struggles to balance the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.