Fall decorating should not be overthunk.
Not even a little bit.
It’s not Thanksgiving with its incredibly decorated table and turkey feathers and monogrammed napkins and slipcovered chairs. It’s not Christmas with its elaborate trees and tiny villages and snowflake windows and yards and yards of ornaments.
This is fall.
It’s sweater weather and boots and maroon lipstick and purple nails and pulling up your turtleneck on a crisp, cool fall day.
Stick a pumpkin on your table and call it done.
Here are some incredibly easy ideas to decorate for fall and a simple DIY project I decorated my hutch with for free.
incredibly easy idea number one
Find a wood tray.
Stack three books on it.
Place a pumpkin on top of the books and layer in some wood beads or leaves.
incredibly easy idea number two
Find a cutting board.
Find a white bowl.
Put some red apples in it.
Take one of the apples out and place it next to the bowl.
That stray apple makes it look like you’re decorating.
incredibly easy idea number three
If you have corn stalks you can put them on either side of your kitchen sink.
If not, fill two glass vases with water.
Cut leaves from the yard and fill the vases.
incredibly easy idea number four
If you have a chalkboard, hang something fall on it.
It could be a wreath.
Or a spider web.
Then write “happy fall” underneath.
(total decorating aside: I haven’t gotten my chalkboard writing on yet.)
incredibly easy idea number five
Put a pumpkin anywhere.
I put these inside my hutch in the hallway.
Two simple little chenille pumpkins.
(total decorating aside: If you make your own pumpkin—use sticks or twigs for pumpkin stems.)
incredibly easy idea number six
Shop the grocery store produce aisle.
There is the cutest stuff there.
I’m not sure how to cook with it, or even sometimes what it is.
I just decorate with it instead.
incredibly easy idea number seven
Add leaves to your hutch.
Are you ready for the easiest FREE fall project on the planet?
One that makes you look like you spent hours decorating?
1. Find a fall leaf pattern online
2. Print it off your computer in the size you want. I printed these out on the 5″ x 7″ setting.
3. Cut out the pattern.
4. Find an old book that you were going to donate.
(total aside: please only use a book you were going to donate or one that has pages missing or one that is worse for the where to create this project. Protect the rest of your books carefully. Books are going extinct.)
5. Layer about five or six pages. Trace the leaf.
6. Cut out.
7. Crinkle to give it depth.
8. Roll a piece of Duck Tape.
9. Stick on the leaves in a waterfall pattern.
Just keep layering your leaves until you have the fall garland that you want.
The leaves will tell you where they want to go.
Make sure to crinkle them so they look more realistic.
See what I mean?
Do not overthink it.
Put a pumpkin out somewhere and some leaves from the yard in a vase and some book page leaves on your hutch.
And then call it done.
Don’t waste another minute thinking about it.
You have cute sweaters and fall headbands and maroon lipstick to think about. 🙂
PS If you have any leaves left over?
Just stick them in a basket with your pumpkins.
PPS I was watching the news this morning and saw the full fury of Hurricane Florence.
Please know if you are in the areas affected by the hurricane, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
You’ve got this because God’s got you.
I’m honored to be joining this incredible group of bloggers on a creative and full fall tour hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.
Click on any of the links for fun, fall decorating inspiration.