Leaves Are Essential for Fall Decor This Year

Fall Window Display inside

The temperatures are finally agreeing with the calendar, it’s finally fall y’all!

You may think that you’re a little late in the game, but the cooler temperatures are getting you in to the spirit.  Have no fear, we’re here with some tips and tricks to get you looking festive without breaking the bank.

leaf wreathLeaf wreaths are one of the more trendy items for this season.  A simple wreath mold, some artificial fall leaves from your local dollar store, and a glue gun is all you need to create a welcoming door piece for your home.  Simply hot glue the leaves on to the wreath mold, and remember more is better with this project.  Adding some gourds and pumpkins will help the decor carry all the way to Thanksgiving.

Allergic to hay or straw?  Another way to achieve a cute fall display is to gather in your yard. Gather some large sticks

Leaf Tree project with some good looking branches and scrape the bark off.  Anchor them in a flower pot and grab some white spray paint.  Cover the sticks in the white spray paint and let them dry.  Some fall leaf garland, white Christmas lights, and some pumpkins and gourds placed at the base creates a backdrop perfect for adding some scarecrows.  The best thing about this project, is that by removing the leaves and gourds, the display will carry out through Christmas.

Fake fire

If you are not feeling crafty, a few cornstocks, pumpkins, and scare crows go a long way.  If positioned in to a scene, the display can be the talk of the neighborhood.  For the window featured, the scarecrows are roasting marshmallows around a campfire which was made of pre-cut firewood and tissue paper.  Some orange lights scattered for good measure, and the perfect fall display isn’t very hard to achieve at all.

With Halloween just around the corner, you can easily add some creepy crawly spiders, bats, and skeletons, then remove them so that your display can carry you through Thanksgiving.  Have some fun and allow the creative juices to flow!

Source: Angie Stanley, Jefferson County Post Staff Writer

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