I was inspired to create a planter out of a pumpkin one day, after buying flowers and realizing they would die if I planted them outside in the cold weather. This DIY pumpkin flower pot project turned out to be a beautifully creative fall decoration, perfect to accent a buffet table or holiday party. The only downside is the pumpkin planter doesn't last long indoors, once cut and left out in warm air. I enjoyed my pumpkin planter for a few days and then planted my flowers in an actual flower pot, to add a cheerful pop of color to my kitchen counter. See our easy steps for making your own pumpkin flower pot + other gorgeous fall decorating ideas!
I love decorating for Fall but I tend to keep it pretty simple and kid-friendly. These beautiful apothecary jars are perfect for decorating for any season, and to fill with treats for a party! I keep them on a high shelf out of the reach of kids. I love the universal style of apothecary jars; you can fill them with any color gems, water beads, pine cones, shells, candy canes, or any other decorative accents.
Mason jars also make beautiful vases, customizable for any season. I have a set of three mason jars in colors lavender, dusty aqua, and gray; beautifully contrasting with my red and orange fall decor, leaves and faux pumpkins and squash. I also added a festive jeweled Christmas pick for a bit of sparkle.
I really enjoy decorating my home for fall, especially in a way that's casual and kid-friendly. A garland of leaves is the perfect accent for a buffet table. I regularly update my modern aqua tiled vase with seasonal flowers and leaves. My DIY Happy Heart wood wall art is a cheerful reminder on my wall, encouraging my family to all have good attitudes throughout our day. I especially love this homemade wood wall art sign because it was super easy to make and cost almost nothing. (I painted a $5 cabinet door from Restore - Habitat for Humanity).
What is your favorite way to celebrate the autumn season and decorate for fall? Some families buy a pumpkin for each child. Others turn raking leaves into a family event; gathering the leaves in their yard into big piles and jumping in them. We've often enjoyed a family day at our local pumpkin patch farm, where we can also pick our own ears of corn for making popcorn. Whatever fall activities you do, autumn is a wonderful time to spend with family!
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