Favourite Fall Decor

The leaves are changing colour, there is a crispness in the air, and it is finally sweater weather. It’s officially time to put away all things summer and start decorating for fall.

I have scoured the world of blogs for fall décor inspiration and I wanted to share some of my favourites with you

PicMonkey Collage

 

 

diy project wood block fall banner

How cute is the banner from Thistlewood Farms

thanksgiving table with mustard accents

I love everything that Centsational Girl does!

Fall Tour & Decorating Ideas | perfectly imperfect

What a beautiful table setting from Perfectly Imperfect. Always blown away by what Shaunna comes up with!

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You can always rely on Miss Mustard Seed to come up with beautiful minimalist decorating ideas

DIY rustic fall sign - the easiest way to make a sign!

Loving this mantle by Liz Marie

Fall home

Some outdoor inspiration from Just a Girl

Natural and gorgeous décor from Apartment Therapy

rustic halloween box

Polka Dot Pumpkins from Craft o Maniac

Beautiful mercury glass pumpkins with leaves and candles from Setting for four

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Try this simple side table project from Thrifty&Chic

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DIY acorn wreath from The Little Farm Dairy

5 MINUTE FALL DECOR-an easy and doable way to decorate beautifully in 5 minutes- lots of pictures and instructions-stonegableblog.com

 

A fast fix from Stone Gable Blog

So much inspiration and I have barely scratched the surface! How do you plan on decorating for fall?

Goodbye Summer

Sad to say but summer seems to be on the way out.  My gardens are no longer green and vibrant. Most of the colour has drained out of the flowers or they have completely died back. The crazy hot and cold flashes of weather that mother nature brought this summer did a number on quite a few of my plants and grasses. Luckily my hydrangeas seemed to thrive. I had more blooms this year then I ever have.  We planted three more hydrangea bushes this year. This brings our hydrangea total to seven.  I might have a bit of an obsession. My favourite part of spring is seeing them start to bloom. They are absolutely gorgeous throughout the summer, but I think they are even more beautiful in fall. Their colour goes from a vibrant pink to a muted and rich rose.

 

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I was recently inspired to use the plethora of hydrangeas that I have by a post from stonegableblog.com

 

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The first thing I needed to do was get Chris to build me a decorative trough. The instructions for it will come in October. He is never happy when I add to his list of projects. Luckily building this took less than an hour so he couldn’t be upset for long.

Now to fill it with dried hydrangeas…

Drying hydrangeas can be hit or miss. Your best bet is to cut the stems at an angle, take off all the leaves and place in a mason jar of water. Leave them in the jar until all the water evaporates. This can take some time, possibly a week or more. By the time the water is gone your flowers will be dry but not a shriveled mess.

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I put some florist foam in the bottom of the trough. I got two blocks of it from the dollar store for $2.50. I use it just to give the hydrangeas some stability and lift. This way they aren’t piled on top of each other.

This was the final result.

 

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I am really pleased with how it turned out. I decided to forgo the white pumpkins for now. I’m not totally ready to admit that fall is here.  This seems like the perfect transition piece to go from summer into fall.