Buying new products for your home decor gets more expensive with every passing year. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to still decorate your home for the changing seasons and holidays! Here are some ideas of fall decor crafts that will be fun to do and make your home look great.
Traditionally, fall is a time for rich and beautiful colors, refreshingly crisp air, hay rides, bonfires and the kick-off of a festive Christmas season. Creating a warm and welcoming feeling that can bring you through the autumn season can be done with style using creatively designed and well placed fall decor created from traditional harvest pieces like pumpkins and gourds. And it’s easier to do than you might think.
For example, pumpkins make great centerpieces. Using gourds, pumpkins and other harvested items as containers for fresh flower arrangements has appeal for the table in the form of a centerpiece, or in the form of place holders or party favors for your guests at a dinner party.
Here are several more ideas for fall decor crafts. Most of them can be done quickly and without much of a mess. You simply need to go to the store to pick up a few items to help you on your way. Then, using your creative genius, start making a craft that will wow all your friends and make your home look great.
Fall Decor Crafts
Rustic pinecone wreath:
This one is good for both the old and young. It is an attractive decoration that you can use for both the fall and winter. You’ll need a grapevine wreath, pine cones, hot glue, and wire edged ribbon. Then, all you do is glue the pinecones all around the wreath. Let it dry, and then add the ribbon to the wreath. Tie on a bow, or, if you’re feeling really creative, add some small gourds, grapes, or pumpkins to make it even more festive!
Fall wreath centerpiece:
Put this together quickly by filling a regular, boring wreath with seasonal items. You’ll need a platter, wreath, pumpkin, mini-pumpkins, mini-corn, and preserved or silk fall leaves. Arrange the wreath with the accessories on the platter.
Kids love making paper turkeys. It is fun and festive and easy to do. You will need black, brown, yellow, and red construction paper, squiggle eyes, feathers, orange pipe cleaners and glue. You can find instructions for making paper turkeys all over the Internet by typing “paper turkeys.”? Or, if you’re ambitious, experiment yourself with making paper turkeys without directions.
Beaded fruit centerpiece:
This one is easy and looks great. You’ll need some beaded fruit (which you can buy at your local craft store), a vase, bowl or candleholder to put the fruit in, and preserved silk or real leaves. Place the beaded fruit on the vase, bowl or candleholder. If you’ve bought several of them, arrange them together on the center of your table.
Thanksgiving Evergreen centerpiece:
Put this together a few days before Thanksgiving and then after Thanksgiving, simply remove the fall flowers and add holiday decorations for Christmas.
You could also decorate your home with gourds, pumpkins, acorns and leaves. Find a place on a shelf or near a window (or anywhere that you prefer) and place an assortment of gourds on the shelf. This is very simple, but always gives your home a festive fall atmosphere. There are also many different types of floral arrangements that will add to your fall decor. You can find many ideas at your local craft store in the floral department.