September is finally here which in the blog world means it’s fall, y’all! I’ve got lots of great fall projects and recipes to show you over the next couple of months, but for today, I can’t wait to show you some cute fall decorations I found. Links are below the pictures so check them out!
I don’t know about you, but I am soooo ready for fall. From what I can tell, I think just about everyone is ready for cooler weather, pumpkin lattes, and ready to pull out those colorful fall decorations! I can’t wait to show you some of the fall crafts and decorations I’ve made this year. Starting next week, I’ll be posting all sorts of fun fall projects so be sure to check back in.
I also can’t wait for little baby Emmie to arrive! Hard to believe that her due date is only 11 days away.
Come on September!
I usually wait until September to start posting fall ideas and decorations but after seeing these cute crafts, I couldn’t help myself. I can’t wait to start decorating for fall! I have all kinds of great fall things to show you starting next week, but if you’re in need of some inspiration now, check out these great ideas! (Links below the pictures).
Acorn Frame by 320 Sycamore
Dollar Store Illuminated Pumpkin by Recaptured Charm
I’ve been seeing Thanksgiving Trees all over the place and fell in love the idea. There’s not much to it: get some branches, a vase and decorate your Thanksgiving Tree with little notes of the things you and your family are thankful for. I had fun writing out my gratitude notes with my husband and daughter and I love being reminded of all of our blessings every time I pass by our tree.
The great thing about decorating with branches is that you don’t have to look further than your own backyard to find them. Whether you decide to paint them like I did, or leave them alone, branches are a beautiful way to incorporate nature into your home’s decor. For a rustic touch, add a twine or rope-wrapped vase.
Twine, string, rope or yarn
Spray paint (Valspar Metallic Aged Copper)
Fabric or ribbon
1.) Wrap vase in twine or rope. Secure it with beads of hot glue in various places so that it doesn’t shift.
2.) Spray paint branches.
3.) Punch out tags (or buy them already made in the scrapbooking section.)
4.) Write your gratitude messages on the tags and hang them using yarn or string.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Tree!
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If you can’t already tell, I’m a fan of pumpkins! And just when I think I’ve seen them all, someone comes up with something even more fabulous.
Here are the two that I created this year and both of them are SUPER easy. The Reverse Stencil Pumpkin was made using spray paint and scrapbooking stickers and the Canning Lid Pumpkin was made with…well…canning lids.
But enough about that. I can’t wait for you to see all of these great pumpkin projects. I just know you’re going to love them. I’ve included the links to each of these pumpkins so be sure to stop by and comment on their amazing work! Enjoy:)
White Painted Pumpkins by The Creek Line House
I was getting really tired of the blank wall between my kitchen and dining room. With Halloween right around the corner, I thought now would be a good time to get crafty and make some cute wall art to go there. So I pulled out a few materials, started playing, and came up with this 3D Boo sign. It’s amazing what you can do with a couple of frames and some wooden letters, isn’t it?
5×7 or 4×6 frame
burlap (scrapbooking sheet)
Mod Podge (any finish)
For frames and letters:
Valspar La Fonda Orange satin spray paint
Valspar Antiquing Glaze in Asphaltum (I used this on the orange frame. To find out how to antique a frame, click here).
Rustoleum Black satin spray paint
Spray paint frames and letters and let dry.
Trim edges of burlap to fit and put back in the 8×10 frame.
Apply hot glue to the back of the small frame.
There is no shortage of creativity in this world is there? Wow! There are so many cute Halloween crafts out there and I know you’re going to love these ideas just as much as I do. The link to each project can be found under the picture so be sure to stop by and leave them a comment about their amazing work.
Enjoy the collection!
Easy Spider Soap by It’s Overflowing
Illuminating Ghost Garland by Design Dining and Diapers
The Canning Lid Pumpkin is one of my favorite pumpkin projects of all time. It’s cute, simple and one of the first decorations people notice when they walk into my house. The inspiration for this came from an unpainted version I saw at Simply Klassic Home (now called Yellow Bliss Road). Whether you decide to paint it or not, this is just too easy not to try!
20 regular mouth canning lids
orange spray paint (I used Valspar Satin La Fonda Copper)
3-4 decorative cinnamon sticks
What a difference a little garland makes! It was cheap and simple to make but I will warn you, you’re going to need an afternoon to do this project. Cutting the strips took about 1 hour and tying them on to the lights took about 3 hours. Granted, I was interrupted (a lot) but you get the picture. In the end, I love the way it turned out and will definitely do this again for other holidays.
14 ft. string of orange lights ($3.50 at Big Lots)
54 x 108 in vinyl tablecloths ($.98 each at Walmart)
Total investment: $6.50
1. Cut each tablecloth into strips, about the size of a ruler.
2. Now for the fun part. Tie each strip to the string of lights.
3. Hang outside and enjoy!
1. Cut the fabric into rectangles, making the yellow rectanges the largest and gradually decreasing the size for orange and white.
2. Create a fan with the fabric pieces, tying each one off in the center.
3. Fan out each side, then glue the edges together to create a medallion. Trim edges as needed.
4. Stack the medallions, gluing each one in the center to the one below it. Once the glue has dried, it’s ready to display!