It is that time again! Take down the spring or summer wreath from the front door and hang one with fall color. No use being in denial. It is Fall. Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner and you know what comes after that. Some of the stores here in Charlotte have had Christmas decorations up for weeks.
Here are some pretty wreaths to get you in the mood. Maybe you have one you used last year that just needs to be refreshed with some extra flowers or pine cones. Maybe you are tired of the same wreath year after year and you want to make a new one.
from Petal Pushers
from: hugs and keepsakes
fro: Better Homes and Gardens Rake Fall Wreath
from: Susie Harris Blog
from: pop by ideas.com
Glue silk leaves onto a large letter. Monograms are always popular.
from: the frugal girls.com
Use twigs. They are charming in their simplicity.
Perhaps you want to bring some more fall to the inside of your home. Here are easy ideas from Midwest Living magazine:
Corn husks and a guinea feather are available at most any craft store.
Nestle a candle in popcorn, candy corn, stones, or field corn as shown above.
White pumpkins encircled by bittersweet vine on an orange table runner would make an excellent centerpiece.
Show off bittersweet in small glass bottles on a window sill.
Use repurposed candleholders for easy fall displays of small pumpkins and gourds. Look for inexpensive candleholders in varying heights at a garage sale or antiques store, then spray-paint black for a unified look.
Stack gourds and/or pumpkins in a bird bath. You can run a dowel through them if you are worried that they might take a tumble.
Use antique keys (secured with long straight pins) to create seasonal messages, such as fall or eek, on your pumpkins for an easy DIY fall decoration.
No fireplace for that cozy fall feel? Fill a large bowl or wire basket with logs. Weave in battery-powered orange twinkle lights and enjoy the glow.
Chances are that you saw at least one idea and you thought, “I could do that!” Create and be happy!