Fall is in the Air
Everybody has their favorite season of the year. Some love the long days and warm nights of summer, while others love the fresh life that spring brings or the winter sports that come with the snow. For me, the best season of the year is definitely fall.
In fall the air takes on that indescribable, crisp quality that it doesn’t get at any other time. The mornings are invigorating and the afternoons still have a warm autumn glow.
And if you live in the Northeast or anywhere deciduous trees are common, Mother Nature puts on quite a show in the fall! In fact, people will pay good money to go on fall foliage tours in the region.
Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice…..
Pumpkin spice, that is! Love it or hate it, pumpkin-spice everything is here to stay. And since pumpkin spice is really just cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, it reminds people of the yummy foods they eat during the holidays.
With all this fall fun happening around you, you might be thinking that now is a good time to decorate your home or office for the season. Here are some ideas of ways you can embrace all things fall:
It’s a Tradition for a Reason
I’m sure you’ve seen the displays right inside the doorways of your local grocery store. You know what I’m talking about: mini pumpkins, gourds of all sizes, and dried ears of corn. These items scream fall and are a wonderful addition to a front porch. They also make great table centerpieces or decorations for an office door or desk.
If Your Tastes Run to Homemade Beauty….
...then you’d probably like to make some tasteful decorations of your own. One idea is to make your own fall wreath. Your local craft store will have bases you can use, or the branches and vines to make your own.
After you have your base, the rest is up to your imagination. What says “fall is here” to you? Colorful leaves? Acorns? The dried husks of corn? All of these can be combined to create a beautiful wreath.
You can also make your own wreath decorations. You will need some high-quality paper in fall colors, a good pair of scissors, a pencil, some glitter (optional but highly recommended!) and a steady hand.
After you’ve gathered these things, you can print some leaf stencils from the many online sources to choose from. Here are some good ones to use. Then trace and cut out your leaves. Add some sparkle with glitter, or use some glitter gel pens to trace the veins of the leaves. This will make them pop and add some sparkle to your wreath.
This type of wreath is best for indoor decorations or on doors inside of enclosed porches.
More Great Fall Decoration Ideas
Now that you’ve got your door decorated, it’s time to move on to other areas of the house or office. Say you are loving the decorate-with-gourds idea, but you are wanting something lasting and more personal to you. One idea is to create your own “gourds” using modeling clay and acrylic or tempera paint to make your own centerpiece that you can display year after year.
Make a scarecrow! You can make a full lawn-sized one, or make a smaller one for inside the house using doll clothes. You can find straw and cloth for the head at your local craft store. You can also find buttons to sew on, felt for a hat, or anything else you can think of to make your scarecrow into the perfect decoration.
There are many more options to choose from when it comes to making fall decorations. The most important thing is to enjoy the season and bring some of its joy into your home or office with you!