Friday, September 24, 2010

[ fabulous fall decorating ]

OK, SO NOW THAT fall has officially arrived, I think it's safe to say that some fall decorating is in order! Embracing a new season at the start always helps ease the pain of having to bid farewell to an amazing summer. From a spruced-up entrance to a few special touches around inside, there are so many ways to make you say "i LOVE fall!"

fill outdoor urns with mums, scatter a few pumpkins and make a garland by wiring together some corn

if you have a woodburning tool (available at any craft store), trace your house numbers on a gourd and poke holes with a pointy tip on your woodburning tool to create this fun house number urn

replace seasonal flowers in your window boxes with an assortment of little gourds and corn

string together some baby gourds to make a garland for your fence or across your doorway

a simple grouping of corn tied with beautiful ribbon is an elegant way to welcome guests

suspend a grapevine wreath with cord from the ceiling and wire on some artificial leaves and little votives (these ones are little carved-out gourds with tealights)

cover a styrofoam wreath with corn husks and suspend from a mirror or door with gorgeous wide ribbon
(love the little grouping on the mantel as well)

wrap glass votive holders with corn husks for pretty candleholders and floral arrangements

top a lamp with a fun pinecone as a finial

Now don't those ideas make you want to see what you can find outside or at your local craft store to jazz up your home for this cozy season? Have a great weekend and happy fall decorating!

[all pics: martha stewart]


Pinecone Camp said...

I heart fall! I have to say, for all the magazine shoots I've been on, I've never seen a gourd garland - I want to try this one. Love it.
also, pine cones are my very favourite! happy Friday.

Anonymous said...

I really like the pinecone finial idea - just a fun little touch of nature.

Diana said...

I very much want to make a little gourd garland. It looks adorable!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Martha does fall so well! I love the stenciled pumpkin, that is super chic! Hope you're enjoying your weekend, Lisa! XX!

The Zhush said...

Love the house number on the clever!

A Room For Everyone said...

What gorgeous ideas..We're doing Spring decorating here in Australia..Rachaelxx

Beach Vintage said...

I love to jazz up using unusual things.

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely pictures! Have a great week, Kellie xx

Tiffany said...

I love all the fall inspiration; thank you! xo

Privet and Holly said...

What a wonderful
variety of ideas
you've gathered
for us here, Lisa!
Each was lovelier
than the last ~
I'm inspired to
try a few!
xx Suzanne

A Perfect Gray said...

I really like the corn husk wreath and sash, but could I make it look that good? probably not!

Reinspire said...

I am loving all of this! I love the Fall! I might have to make that Indian Corn Garland!


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