Craft: DIY Fall Decor

When it comes to decorating for a holiday I would most likely be considered an over-achiever. In the last couple of years though for some reason, I swapped out decorating for Valentine’s and Easter for Fall and Thanksgiving. I never really got into decorating for fall I think because I was too excited for Christmas. Some how I developed a new love for Thanksgiving and the decor, so a few years ago I got crazy about it! Last year I made a wreath for the door and a flower arrangement that now sits on my “formal” dining room table. I also love any craft that involves a pumpkin…real or fake!

Here are a couple of my crafts and I am sorry that I do not have before and after or step by step pics…these are old crafts that I still LOVE…they are easy though :)

Fall Front Door Wreath:

I bought a grapevine wreath at Hobby Lobby for around $4, and a TON of fall themed craft picks…all in various prices and all half off. I have no idea how much I spent, I know it was a lot, but I wanted a very busy and full wreath. I could be done cheaper.

I just picked out the picks that I liked best and went to town hot gluing those bad boys to my wreath. The wreath is about 14″, so it took a lot to fill it up and not have blank spaces. Once I had the picks glued in place, I trimmed the end of the pick with floral cutters so they wouldn’t stick out of the back.

I used ribbon to tie it on the door hook. Start to finish it only took me a little over an hour to do.¬† It was easy as pie to make…all is takes is your creativity and even if you don’t have much this is still super easy!

Easy Peasy Lanterns:

To go with my wreath and multiple flower pots on my front porch {flower pots not pictured because most are not looking so hot..they were neglected oops} are my lanterns that I switch out the insides based on holiday/seasons. I also bought them at Hobby Lobby and don’t remember how much, just know it was half off :)I filled them with a bag of coated pumpkins and gourds from H.E.B that I bought for $5 and a few pine cones that I had left over from last Christmas.

Vinyl Pumpkin:

This one is also so super easy….I bought a faux pumpkin at where else…Hobby Lobby for $12 (it was half off…those bad boys aren’t cheap) and a vinyl sticker from Very Jane for $4….I literally applied the vinyl sticker to the pumpkin and smoothed out any lines and creases. Voila! I bought extras to make for next year too, but they are already packed away with the Halloween goods.

Fall Floral Arrangement:

¬†This is my favorite floral arrangement that I have ever made, I love it! When I decide to make a floral arrangement I don’t put too much thought into it. I just go to duh duh duh..you guessed it – Hobby Lobby and pick out random flowers, sticks, berries, whatever my heart desires and throw it together. I don’t like fake flowers that look too fake and I like to add random non floral pieces too. I also like a lot of texture and different heights on arrangements, I think that is part of what makes it more appealing.

When picking out pieces I buy either 1, 2, or 3 of them…this arrangement doesn’t look the same on each side, it is very random.

Some of the pieces I bought for it were a little pricey even though I got it all half price. I still probably paid $40ish for everything including the vase and filler. I did use a small piece of craft foam to keep things in place then used the filler to cover it up.

After fall I just put it in the top of a storage closet in the house so that it doesn’t get dusty and gross in the garage. I just made it last year, but it hasn’t required any major cleaning…just light dusting.

Okay, I hope you are inspired to get your craft on ;) I am really enjoying my few pieces of fall decor, but I am holding out for Christmas this year. I plan on going all out. Wait, I don’t think I have ever not gone all out, but I plan on doing even more this year. Maybe I will have a festive Christmas post next month!

What decor do you use and/or make for fall and Thanksgiving?

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2 Responses to Craft: DIY Fall Decor

  1. mayceegreene September 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    This is so beautiful! I’ve been wanting to make a fall wreath for some time now but a) I can’t seem to get myself to the craft store and b) I don’t have a hot glue gun. Really, these are just excuses and I need to get on it. This post is great motivation! I love it!

    Maycee (eShip Global)

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