Easy DIY Fall Decoration

Looking for some fun and easy DIY Fall decorations to make at home?

Here’s one:

Easy DIY Fall Decoration

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.

Easy DIY Fall Decoration

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!

Fall Decorating With Acorns and Gourds

 

Fall decoration with acorns and gourds

 

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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SAHM of 1 school age kid, two adult kids (my 24 yr old daughter & 18 year old son) and one middle-age kid (the hubby). Avid animal lover who cares daily for our dogs, cats, fish, rat and chickens. My MIL says I need a cow for fresh milk; I say No Way!!! (LOL) Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing, blogging (a new passion), watching TV (Castle Rock and Sharp Objects are current faves) baking, cooking, crafting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I'm a laid-back mama who prefers not to micro-manage the lives of my family (though I feel sometimes like they micro-manage mine as my schedule mainly consists of coordinating all of their schedules). But, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

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