Have you noticed all the fall decor showing up everywhere now? Just as soon as we get the children all headed back to school, fall is right around the corner – even if it doesn’t yet feel like it.
Fall is my second favorite season, and it is no wonder why it ranks first for so many people. The vibrant, cheery colors are stunning. The cooler air is refreshing after a long, balmy summer (at least where we live!), and the shorter days lend a feeling of slowing down a bit and maybe finding time to just relax and enjoy a hot mug of something spicy and soothing before bed.
Nothing gets me eager for the changing seasons as well as lots of gorgeous fall decor in and around our home. So this past weekend, I snagged a couple of my youngest children and headed out to the craft store. I knew exactly how I would start decorating for fall at our house, and my little helpers soon got in on the excitement.
Fall Table Centerpiece
The first thing we put together was this easy, floral centerpiece for our table. This was not my original creation, but was inspired by the very creative ladies at About a Mom. I loved the gorgeous colors and simplicity of the arrangement they had made, and knew I wanted one for our own. The project was fast, easy, and fun. And, my little ones were excited to get a pumpkin pie out of the deal!
You can get the full details on how to make your own centerpiece over at their site. I found a nice little round jar at a thrift store. It fit perfectly into our pumpkin and holds enough water that I only have to refresh it every few days.
Next, I made a bright fall wreath for our door. I had a dried vine wreath lying around that I had made a few years ago from our own muscadine vines, but had never decided how to use.
At the crafts store, we bought two each of fall sprays, leaves, and fake little persimmons. To make the wreath, I cut the sprays off the stems, and arranged them on each side of the wreath, with a single sunflower at the bottom. A little squirt with hot glue, and they were securely in place. Then I added the persimmon stems.
I had decided that I wanted the bow on the side. When I saw Kim’s video, I knew it was the bow I wanted for our fall wrath. Burlap is a perfect complement to the rusty colors of fall.
After attaching the bow, I pulled each leaf off the wire stems and filled in the gaps that were still left, then hung the finished wreath on our door (which happens to be glass and gave me so much grief while trying to photograph it that I decided to just skip that idea!)
If you are like me, a few projects like this just gets the creative ball rolling. I have more ideas for the entry our wreath hangs at, and hope to be getting to those next week.
Now I’m ready for the cooler air to sneak in late one afternoon. Does fall decorating make you eager for cooler days? Have you done any decorating yet?
This post was featured at The Dedicated House.