It's officially fall now, and even here in the south the weather is crisp in the morning and chilly enough for pants and sweatshirts. I'm ready! I had my fall decor out when it was still hitting 90 here. Couldn't help it. It's my favorite time of year! Here's what I have out at my house right now...
Fall Wreath on the front door was not made by me, just a fake berry wreath in fall colors, but I did dress it up last year with some little pumpkin and wheat picks from Dollar Tree, and a big wire ribbon bow that came on a fruit basket from the neighbors after we moved in last year. I also put fake leaf garlands wrapped around our front porch posts. Mums and pumpkins will be coming next!
Inside, I dressed our entry table with more fall leaf garland wrapped around a candle holder, along with two Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins that my older two boys made in preschool. I still get them out every year! Such a fantastic project for Littles to do. It's so simple, and yet the idea can be tweaked for many different looks. I did a post on these here, (actually one of my very first blog posts) and last year I made my own with upcycled sweaters for my mantle (keep reading and you'll see).
New fall printable for the entry table this year, which came from a 5 for Friday post.
I love the colors in this, the pennant flags, the patterned background, and the fall words. It's delightful!
And new this year, something off my Craft Bucket List - handmade yarn pom garland.
I used a combo of coral, gold, moss & aqua, and I'm head over heels for these colors together! The garland was super easy to make, too. I hung one above the mirror and made more for the mantle.
Before I became smitten with this pom garland, my living room mantle had a leaf doilie garland from last year.
But I could not resist making more yarn poms, so I moved the leaf garland to the large bookcase in our dining room and made more pom garland for the mantle.
The mantle scarf I made from an old pair of pajama pants last year. Up top are my Fall Leaf Luminary Jars, spray painted pinecones, and more Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins. I made these toilet paper roll pumpkins the same way, just using pieces of cream colored knits scrapped from my goodwill bag. One was a pair of pajamas, and the other a sweater. I used moss corduroy and scraps from the mantle scarf to add leaves on the pumpkins, and the vine was from the elastic waistband of the pajama pants that the mantle scarf was made from. I used everything! For the stems, I used a broken stick from the backyard.
The Leaf Luminaries look lovely lit up at night. I raised some on upside-down glasses.
In the middle, I have an oil painting of sunflowers that my best friend growing up painted. I recently rediscovered it in storage when I was poking around to create a gallery wall on our screen porch (tons of posts coming up for that makeover by the way). The colors were perfect for fall, so I leaned it on the mantle instead, and made a mini pom garland to hang across the top.
The other frame I also found in my storage. The gold was perfect for my fall mantle, so I swapped the pics out with three favorites of my boys when they were little, taken in the fall. Me and my Middle Man at the apple orchard, my older two with pumpkins, and my oldest holding Little Man in the leaves. I added moss green washi tape at top and bottom of the pics.
I'm so enjoying the cozy look. What do you think?