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. 

Terrariums
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 D├ęcor
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?

10 comments:

  1. It's hard to decorate for fall when it still feels like summer outside! I think calling those terrariums is perfect :) You are so stinkin' creative!

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  2. This is so cute!! The only holiday we decorate for right now is Christmas -- and even then it is just a little tree! We are in a rental with very limited storage space. I cannot wait until we have our own house and I will actually have closets to store all these decorations in, haha!
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  3. I love the mason jar candles. You can do so much with those for all season!

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  4. Beautiful. I especially like the white pumpkin on your mantel and the platter of gourds, they're my favourite for autumn. You have such a good eye for these things, your home always looks lovely. CJ xx

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  5. I love those bird jars, so cute! You're just so creative! I guess its time for me to get on the fall decorating too.

    The Clean Project

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  6. I love this "projects even I can do" series! I feel the same way so often-- I don't want to go spend a ton or a ton of hours diy-ing to make my place look festive. these are so creative. I love the terrarium!

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  7. I love that you used your bike basket to reinvent the cornucopia. I bet it feels great to come home to all of this. I want to get some cinderella pumpkins for my tables at home. Shoulda got them the other day at Trader Joes. Next time. I like the idea of the mason jars and popcorn too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. How festive! It looks so warm and inviting! I love fall colors! And those mason jars are adorable! How simple yet spectacular! My downstairs is decorated with Halloween stuff while our kitchen is more fall.

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  9. Digging those super cute little mason jar candles- and how easy?! Love!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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