Looking for some fun and easy DIY Fall decorations to make at home?
My mother-in-law likes to pick up inexpensive towels (think dollar store finds, but not the super skinny rough ones) and sew tops on them with buttons so they hang on stove handles. Myself and both of my sisters-in-laws always get new towels for holiday gifts and seasonal changes. It’s pretty awesome! This year she made these, by sewing fun seasonal prints onto the towel instead of making a towel topper. She gave me these the other night when we took our kids to her house to carve pumpkins.
Not so DIY for those who don’t sew. I know. But, read on for a true DIY project I put together today.
My kids are on Fall Break from school this week, so we went to a local farmer’s market to pick up some pumpkins to carve. I’m going to fill you all in on that trip in a separate post. Stay tuned for that tomorrow.
Anyway, while the kids were picking out their pumpkins, I strolled inside the market to look around a bit. I found some great stuff, including some gourds that I wanted to use to make a Fall centerpiece with acorns.
First, I headed out to my backyard to gather some acorns, then used a damp washcloth to wipe each one clean. It’s been pretty rainy here lately, so many of them were caked with dirt. As I cleaned them I separated them according to size. I placed the smallest ones into my Pampered Chef Trifle Bowl as a base layer, and then continued layering them on top of each other with the largest ones on top around the rim of the bowl.
Once all of the acorns were layered, I placed the gourds into the bowl on top of them. And, voilá, a super-simple DIY centerpiece!
This centerpiece only cost me $2.00 to make. The gourds & mini-pumpkin were 3 for $1 at the farmer’s market, the acorns were from my yard & I’ve had the Pampered Chef Trifle Bowl for years (I earned it for free for hosting a party).
Any decorative glassware bowl, jar or large vase would work for this project. Just use whatever you have on hand. You could use silk fall-colored leaves, pretty stones, even fall candy like those little orange pumpkins, candy corn or Fall-themed marshmallows. Use your imagination!
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