It may seem like I’m jumping the gun with this Easy Fall Decorations To Make post, however, if you go into most stores, like Dollar Tree, right now, you’ll not only see fall decorations, but you can also find Halloween decorations. Besides, fall is my favorite season, so as soon as I find it acceptable to start planning for it, I’m all in!
As mentioned in the title of this post, most items used in these decorations were purchased from Dollar Tree, however, I know that not everyone has a Dollar Tree near them. I have included Amazon links for most of the supplies, when I could find the supply or a similar substitute available on the Amazon website. The items with links will appear blue and will be underlined. You can click on the link and it will take you directly to the Amazon product.
Little Pumpkin Planters
- Wooden Pumpkin Holders
- Matte Acrylic Chalk Paint – Sage
- Matte Acrylic Chalk Paint – Cottage White
- Paint Brush
- Faux Flowers in Fall Colors
- Floral Foam Brick
- Glue Gun
Last week I went to my local Dollar Tree and was excited to see what they had this year. I loved these new little pumpkin wooden holders. I know that’s not what they are probably called, but I don’t really know what to call them. I guess they could be pencil holders? Anyway, I used them as little planters for some silk flowers, and I think they are adorable.
To make them, I first painted them with some matte acrylic paint. I used a cream color and a sage green color. I took some floral foam bricks, and, using an Exacto knife, I cut them to the size of the opening and then hot glued them in place. Some of the orange, yellow, and red little flowers that I bought at Dollar Tree would look cute, so I used a wire cutter to make the stems shorter. After that, I stuck them into the floral foam, and that was it! These turned out so cute.
- 2 Wooden Pumpkin Hangings
- Wooden Sign
- Orange Acrylic Paint
- Brown Acrylic Paint
- Sponge Paintbrush
- Paper Towel
- Hot Glue Gun
- Multi-Colored Maple Leaves
For this larger hanging, I used a few different items put together. The sign, itself, was cute, but the writing on it was a brownish colored glitter, and it didn’t really fit in with my other decorations this year. I originally was going to just paint on the back of the sign, because I like the size and shape of the wood, but then I had another idea.
I took 2 of the large wooden pumpkins with detailed wooden pieces on them and painted them orange.
However, after I painted them orange, they just looked TOO orange, and just didn’t have enough depth to them. It seemed like they needed something more.
Anyway, to give the pumpkins something extra, I mixed some brown paint with water to make a faux stain. Using a sponge paintbrush, I covered all of the orange paint with this stain and then blotted it off with a paper towel. I did this a few times until I liked the achieved look. Then I used my hot glue gun to glue the pumpkins to the sign, being careful to cover the glitter writing and also to leave some of the pumpkin background on the sides.
Next, I Embellished
This looked great, but there was glitter showing in between the two pumpkins, so to cover that up, I took some of the maple leaves that I also bought at Dollar Tree. I think the final product looks really cute, and I’m looking forward to hanging it up.
- Grapevine Wreath (I used 9.8 inch)
- Faux Orange, Red, and Yellow Flowers
- Mini Pumpkins, Orange and Cream Colored
- Fall Bow
- Hot Glue Gun
My third fall decoration is an oldy but a goody, the ever-popular wreath. I actually bought this vine wreath from Amazon. For this wreath, I was going to go all around it with the same flowers I used in the first project, above, but after I started, I really liked how it looked leaving the flowers on only a portion of the wreath. So, onto a little less than half of the wreath, I hot glued some of the flowers, some of the leaves that came with the flowers, and a few mini pumpkins.
On the opposite side of the wreath, I simply glued on a premade bow I found at Dollar Tree and called it a day. I love it.
Mini Shadow Box
- Mini Wooden Shadow Box
- White Acrylic Paint
- Faux Maple Leaves
- Faux Berries
- Faux Red and Orange Flowers
- Hot Glue Gun
The final decoration I made was easy to make and just a simple design, but I love the simplicity of it! I took a small wooden shadowbox-style frame from the art aisle at Dollar Tree, and I painted it white. Then I simply glued in a couple of faux maple leaves, a couple of flowers, and some faux berries. It’s a cute, 3D, fall hanging, or you could just set it on a table in your entryway or maybe up against a wall on your kitchen counter. The nice thing is that it doesn’t take up a lot of room, but it’s still a fall decoration. Easy peasy.
Think outside of Box
I’m going to be making many more fall decorations over the next few weeks, but this was just a small taste to get you started. There are probably other small things that you already have around your house that you can use for fall decorations.
First, think about what color palette you want to work with. It can be the traditional colors of red, orange, and yellow, but maybe you want to try something different, like a mossy green, orange, and cream, or maybe a burgundy, yellow, and cream. It’s best to try to work with about 3 colors, but don’t keep yourself limited by traditional fall colors.
Look through things like placemats or table runners that you already have. Or maybe you have some throw pillows in this fall color palette that are on a bed in your spare bedroom and a throw blanket in one of the colors that you chose is folded in your closet. And don’t forget about the paint. You can always take decorations from last year and paint them a new color, and suddenly it’s like a totally new item.
I hope this post helped you get inspired or at least start thinking about how you want to decorate for fall this year. I hope you are celebrating something fun this week.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by and reading my words.