17 Sep Fall Decorating Trends You Can Do Yourself
Fall is just around the corner. Decorating seasonally can get expensive. These easy to make decorations will have your place looking festive without blowing your budget. Try incorporating fall textiles like burlap, fall aromas, and everyone’s favorite go-to, gourds.
Decorating with Burlap
Burlap is a signature fall textile. It’s inexpensive, versatile, and easy to work with. So, what can you do with it? Well, pretty much anything. Burlap looks effortless and marries well with other textiles and colors. To take the work out of seasonal decorating, make a few key pieces in burlap and, when the seasons change, throw in some trending colors. Don’t know what the 2018 fall color trends are? Check out our previous blog!
Some fall specific burlap decor includes:
- Burlap door hanging.
- Tablecloths and placements.
- Burlap can be cut into fun shapes such as leaves and acorns.
For more burlap ideas and how to use burlap effectively, head to Pinterest. There you’ll find ideas and tutorials on how to make these trendy items yourself.
Scent is an underutilized sense when it comes to decor. Scents like cinnamon and nutmeg conjures up feelings of fall with minimal effort on your part. Scented oils and candles are great, but some people are sensitive to concentrated scents. An alternative to candles are scented pine cones. Yes, pine cones.
Follow these easy steps to make some for yourself:
- Go for a hike and pick up some pine cones.
- Rinse them in warm water to remove debris, dirt, etc.
- Place them on a baking sheet and bake them at 250 for 20 minutes.
- Let them cool.
- Carefully place pine cones in a gallon Ziplock bag.
- Add as little or as much of your favorite essential oil as you would like.
- Zip up the bag and leave it alone for about a week.
- Open and enjoy.
When the scent begins to fade, repeat steps 5 – 8!
Pumpkins and Gourds
Pumpkins and gourds scream fall. If you have the space to store them when you aren’t using them, you can always buy artificial pumpkins and gourds from your local craft store. Mixing and matching squashes, pumpkins, and gourds adds a fun, festive vibe to your place. Or, you can buy real ones at the grocery store. Make a festive display for your table. Easy peasy.
Go All Out
Fall is a great transitional season as we move into the holiday season. Treat it right by going all out with your decor. Try combing burlap and pine cones to make a beautiful wreath. Place a few scented pine cones to fill out your gourd display. Don’t be afraid to mix these decorating ideas with the beautiful trending colors. Olive green in particular looks stunning with pine cones and burlap.
The idea is to have fun with it. Plan a craft night with your friends and enjoy some DIY fun.