Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Time to dig that box of fall stuff from your attic

My housework is done for the week, and since we've had a lot of rain the last two weeks (as in I'm-going-to-trade-my-xterra-in-for-a-boat kind of rain), I'm in the mood to pull out my fall stash. Something about dreary weather screams fall to me.

Here's some inspiration for you from Better Homes and Gardens as well as Pottery Barn. Everything here can be copied/made easily yourself for very little money.

How cute are these pillow cases? All you'd need is a stencil and some $.59 craft paint from Michael's. You could also do this on napkins, table runners, etc. If you wanted to decorate your bathroom with a touch of fall, how about taking an inexpensive white shower curtain and stenciling brown, orange or green leaves on it (or a brown shower curtain and white leaves)? Seriously, that would be so cute and super easy. I came up with that idea myself. :b



Little leaf buttons simply attached to plain white napkins.



I love this wreath. It's neither fancy nor colorful, but it's natural, and that's what I like about it. Wrap a styro foam form with ribbon, glue nuts and you're done.



Same idea as the acorn wreath, but with leaves. I think you can never have too many wreaths. I hang them all over...on the front door, from the pantry door, the back door, my windows....so get cracking and make a few to spruce up your space!



This little cutie could be easily made using one of those dollar store tin pails and a little paint. How cute!



I adore Halloween...it's my absolute favorite. This tray is awesome, however it's $25. Instead, buy a thrift store tray, spray paint it black and silver, then decoupage a skull (or other "character") to the top. Seal it up and it's ready to go!



Candy corn topiary...we all need one of these. Use paper, rick-rack and a dollar store pail.



A ribbon and leaf can really add just enough oomph to a simple napkin. Love this.



If you have any ideas, please share! Happy crafting and decorating!

21 comments:

Lauren said...

Love that candy corn topiary!

Amy said...

All super cute ideas. I may "lift" a few myself. HA!

Jennifer@ChesterAndDonkey said...

Oooh ... I love the pillow cases and napkins! Those are certainly easy ways to bring the outdoors in!

Carrie said...

Great ideas! I am pulling my stuff out today so these really helped!

April Pantall said...

I love the first pic...are those pillow cases? That's such a great idea b/c so many girls I know change out their bedding from summer to fall. Too cute!

Chrissie Grace said...

I love the candy corn topiary too.
I want to make some "stuffed" candy corns for my kitchen table!

{better than candy} said...

i love fall and i love seeing what ideas everyone has!!! i love that last pic with the cute ribbon... just a simple, easy idea!

Joanna said...

Love fall! And those ideas are so easy to recreate!

Murry Mayhem said...

Love the white napkins with the buttons...great idea! And the Shower curtain would be too cute!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love that ribbon with the leaf around the napkin. So simple and elegant! I almost got out my fall decor last night, but I was feeling lazy. Maybe this weekend!

Lucky in Love said...

You know what I love so much? That the wreath you showed with the leaves was rectangular! I love it!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love all of those neat ideas! I really love that cany corn tree and that ribbon~ Pretty!

Jennifer Johnson said...

Love the "Thanks" napkin holder.

Jill said...

be careful what you say about inviting us to Texas! Emily (our youngest sister) lives in Austin and we're looking forward to our next visit there (someday!) we would love to check out some of the artsy events she's told us about - now how do we get all of our stuff down there?!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

These are all great idea! I love the wreaths, especially the leaves one, and the napkin tied with a ribbon and leaves is so beautiful! I love all of these ideas! I hope you are having a wonderful Fall so far. :)

I also saw your post below, and feel so bad for your friend and her family! I will be praying for her, I can only imagine her heartbreak.

Dina said...

Thanks for the ideas. I love the candy corn topiary!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Such eye-candy over here today. Thanks for all the great inspiration!
M.L.

Beach Vintage said...

I absolutely love the mini buttons on the napkins idea.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Girl!!!! You better get your lil boots to Round Top~

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

LOOOVE that acorn wreath...HAPPY FALL!

Blessings,
Linda

Kelli said...

I don't have a ton of seasonal decorations, but I have a cute amber glass bowl that's etched with leaves. I pulled it out today. Kind of excited! Next up, jackets! That stenciling is really cute!