Fall is in the air. It’s also in our inbox here at DSC; we’re up to our eyeballs in incredible fall crafts! Seasonal decor projects are some of my favorites, especially ones that come with a budget price tag. In honor of the changing seasons, here are some inspirational ideas for dressing up your decor, sent to us by our delightfully creative readers.
Fall decor accessories are often very bright and bold, but sometimes a more subtle touch is appropriate. Chelsea from Room to Inspire used old dictionary pages and Mod Podge to cover plastic dollar store pumpkins, creating chic, sophisticated pumpkin decorations. For a more vintage-inspired look, try staining the dictionary pages with coffee or tea before pasting them to the pumpkins.
Fall brings Halloween, which of course brings an excuse to buy lots of candy! Offer up sweet treats to your house guests by displaying them in a tiered leaf candy dish like the one made by McKell of Us & the Pugs. She used three leaf-shaped dishes and a pair of candle sticks to create a festive tower that’s perfect for displaying your favorite treats.
Whether you are hosting the family Thanksgiving dinner or you just want to add a festive touch to your everyday table settings, small, simple details are both easy and effective. Kara at Mine for the Making created these cute fall napkin rings by covering dollar store napkin rings in burlap and adding fall-themed embellishments.
I love making wreaths throughout the year, but they are especially popular in the fall. We’ve received several variations on the dollar store fall wreath so far this season, including this beautiful, traditional fall wreath design by Allison of House of Hepworths. She added a touch of harvest theme to the wreath by attaching pumpkins, gourds, and other fall embellishments from the floral section of the dollar store.
If you prefer a more modern look for your autumn wreaths, Our One Tree’s Brittany came up with a fall wreath project featuring simple, clean lines. By carefully layering the leaves in a directional fashion, she used similar materials to create an entirely different effect. Use these wreaths as inspiration and don’t be afraid to experiment until you find a look that’s just right for your decor.
What else have you made to decorate your house for fall? Share your projects with us!