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It is finally raining here in Charlotte.  We have needed rain for a very long time and now it really feels like fall.  There is a crispness in the air.  Makes me want to make something.  I went to everyone’s favorite site, Pinterest, and put in the magic words, “fall diy.”  You may be interested in what I found.

DIY Fall Chalkboard. Great for the holidays. Make a large one for the kitchen, and small ones to place around the table for thanksgiving as place cards. Could even use the small ones for labeling food dishes on the buffet table.:

found on craftaholicsanonymous.net

Nothing could be more simple.  Put black board paint on a slice of wood.  Write what you want!

Or, paint the wood orange:

Add some color and whimsy to your Fall Decor with these easy and adorable Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins. #falldecor #pumpkin:

found on anightowlblog.com

Trick boot socks:Just cut the sleeves off of an old sweater and secure the cut edge. These are great when worn over tights because they give the look of big knit socks without the added bulk.:

found on buzzfeed.com

This is a great way to recycle an old sweater.  cut the sleeves off, secure the cut edge and you have the look of a bulky sock over tights.

Make these great pumpkins out of old sweaters. I made some last year with some sweaters I bought at the thrift store.:

found on jillruth.com

Talk about old sweaters!  These were made from sweaters found at a thrift store.  Cute!

I went to my thrift store last week and spied a wonderful wire basket with a green metal liner.  Someone had even left nine faux pears in it.  I brought it home, added styrofoam peanuts to the metal liner and then just laid on top of them the pears, some faux apples, and one cabbage and acorns that I have had for years.

wire basket #2a

wire basket #1a

wire basket #3a

Below are the other fall “go to” decorating ideas that I always seem to pull out.

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I add pheasant feathers to a brown and white transferware vase.  It is easy if you put a glass flower arranging frog in the bottom of the vase.  I also add white pumpkins to glass candle sticks.  The white pumpkins above are candles, but real pumpkins would give the same look.

DIY moss covered pumpkins from Edith and Evelyn Vintage: moss covered pumpkins from edithandevelynvintage

The pumpkins above are covered with moss.  If you want a more neutral look, this is just perfect.


Joanna Gaines from Magnolia Farms and Fixer Upper, likes to add greenery and bittersweet to a chandelier for a beautiful arrangement.

Here are some great pumpkin photos that I took a few years ago. If you want to see more fall decorating ideas, click on the words, “here,” and then click on the link to an earlier blog by me.  You can see it here.  And here.




Create and be happy!