With Thanksgiving just around the corner, make sure your home is entertainment ready! Celebrate fall by beautifying your home with some of the season’s natural bounty – flowers! Bring some of that beauty home with these simple ideas for fall home décor.
1. Be the talk of the town with a playful pumpkin version of a snowman. Stack three pumpkins in graduated sizes, drilling holes through the pumpkins and inserting a large stick to secure. Add stick arms and a face using a black marker.
2. Make a quirky topiary by placing a sturdy branch in a box or flowerpot, weighing it down with bricks or rocks that you then cover with nuts. Cut or drill a hole through the largest pumpkin, and place on the branch. Top with two smaller pumpkins.
3. Accent a door or wall with a swag of Indian corn. Use twine to connect the ears, knotting the twine after adding each ear. Tuck in pressed maple leaves for even more color. Then loop the twine at the top to hang.
4. Don’t just throw all those tree trimmings in the trash this autumn. Place a bundle of bare branches in a large terra-cotta pot and weave little white holiday lights to create the perfect décor for your home.
5. Have a ball by wrapping colorful dried leaves around purchased plastic-foam balls from a crafts store. Glue the leaves on, then wind thin wire around and around to hold them firmly in place. Stack a collection of balls in a basket for rustic country style.
6. Make an autumn garland for your mantle with colorful apples. Use an awl or knitting needle to pierce through the apples from side to side. Pull twine through the hole and knot it to hold the apple in place. Spice up the display by alternating apples with gourds, walnuts, or leaves.
8. Decorate a wreath for your front door with clusters of berries, ornamental grasses, and other fall finds. Purchase a wreath form at a local crafts store, then simply attach the berries and grasses with wire or hot glue.
9. Turn mini pumpkins into decorative candleholders. Just carve a hole large enough for a tea candle in the top of the pumpkin. Arrange a bunch across a mantle or down the middle of the dining table.
10. For a fragrant treat, fill a ceramic bowl or wicker basket with oranges, lemons, pinecones, nuts, and pieces of evergreen. Place the container just inside the front door for a special welcome home.