Fall Decorating and Crafts

I know, I know.

I’m writing about fall decorating and crafts in August.

To be honest I’m not quite done with summer yet. Our kids don’t start school again for another month. And I want to take next week off actually to spend time with visiting family if at all possible.

But fall has been on my mind. So I bring you a round up of our past fall projects. Just to get your wheels turning and whet your appetites.

Let’s start with last year’s fall home tour. It was our first autumn in this house and I had fun decorating with classic orange and creamy white.

fall home tour #allthingshome

Of course we always change the mantel with the seasons, so it got all dressed up for fall too.

fall mantel

I made both the fall banner you see above and the fall burlap banner below ages ago at our last house.

The fabric Cinderella pumpkins I made several years ago still get pulled out each year to be put on display in one way or another.

Last year’s fall/Thanksgiving table was also a favorite with its homemade trough and bright orange pumpkins.

fall table trough centerpiece

Another project from our last house was this scrapbook paper fall banner that was part of our very first mantel decorations.

We use a lot of mason jars around here, but we swap out the standard ring lids for daisy lids. Which ends up leaving quite a few rings lying around, some of which I used to make mason jar lid pumpkins.

mason jar lid pumpkin

I love the written word and signs get me every time. When I was styling the dining room last year I needed something to fill a space (go figure – that’s how many of my easy little projects are born). So I whipped up this simple harvest sign.

harvest sign in hutch

I’ve got many more ideas to come for this fall so stay tuned!

So does that get your creative fall juices flowing? Are you done with summer or still enjoying it? 

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    Love this little taste of fall. It has been triple digits here for days, so cooler weather and fall decorating sounds pretty dreamy right now.

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    Robin Stephens says

    I went into the craft store yesterday and much of their fall decor is out. I silently squealed with excitement. I endure spring and summer (because I have to!) just to make it through until fall and winter! LOVE your lil vignettes of fall and the creative ways in which you displayed them. Happy fall, y’all!

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    I don’t care what month it is… I’m always looking forward to fall! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas! I can’t wait to get fall decorating!!

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    I love all your fall projects and decor Shannon, and just discovered your weekend re-treat party~it sounds like fun so I am a new follower and will join you next Thursday!

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      It’s funny…it hasn’t been that warm here this summer. So it’s not like we need a break from the heat. But fall and Christmas are my favorite times of year and they’re getting closer and closer!

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    sheryl says

    I love the little chalkboards you have setting-one is by the teapot, another on the table. Can you tell me where you got those. MY grand-daughter says it this way “Grandma it’s all about the chalkboard for you.” While not necessarily true-she certainly knows her grandma:).

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      If you mean the little metal ones, my hubby made them. We’re working on a way to make them to sell. The prototypes are pretty heavy and would be expensive to ship. :)