Tuesday, September 30, 2014
PEICD (PROJECTS EVEN I CAN DO): FALL DECOR
As Wade and I feverishly cleaned the house this weekend for friends to come over, I realized it was probably time to make the house a little less summery and add a few fall touches. There's nothing like people coming over that actually forces you to clean/decorate, am I right? I don't go all out with seasonal decorations, but I did want to bring in the autumn colors.
I decided to change up my fall decorations a bit from last year, though. I wanted to try something a little different, a little less traditional, but didn't want to spend a lot of money. With just a few additions and tweaks to what I already had, though, I was able to put together a look I really love.
Here are a few easy things I did that added a little extra pizazz.
I don't think what I did are really true terrariums, but I didn't know what else to call them. Landscapes, wooded scenes? Well, regardless what you call them, I love how they turned out.
I wanted to create something that added height and little pops of color that wasn't a type of flower, so I gathered the following supplies and put these little landscapes together. I already had the glass jars and collected the twigs from my yard.
In just a few minutes, I had these cute little jars.
Use Items Around the House
I wouldn't say I'm a hoarder, but I have accumulated a lot of odds and ends over the years. I'm trying to be better at utilizing what I already have instead of going out to buy something new. Sometimes it's just about seeing what you have with new eyes.
I used the striped table runner I got on sale a few months back. I like how it's a contrast against the oranges and yellows of the typical fall color pallet. Then I brought this little guy up from our Christmas ornaments stash and thought he fit in just perfectly with the acorns.
And you'll never guess where I found this basket.
It's my bike basket! I really needed a cornucopia of sorts, but this basket worked just as well since it had a flat side. I just covered up the hardware with leaves and corn.
Fresh Seasonal Décor
I love using real pumpkins and gourds to liven up a space with a little pop of orange. You don't have to store them all year, and they usually last through the season.
I also filled mason jars I had lying around with popcorn kernels and stuck a tea light in them to add a bit of extra ambience.
I was a little worried that the heat from the candle would cause the kernels to pop, but alas no popcorn was made.
I was trying to think of something catchy to write on the mason jars. I was seriously considering "It's fall ya'll", but ended up with this instead. It could use some sprucing up, so any suggestions are welcome:)
How do you transition your space from season to season? Any easy projects to share?