. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Fall around here

September 30, 2014

Fall around here

fall decorations

I found this tutorial and copied most of it.  I found these carvable styrofoam pumpkins at the dollar store.  I used white spray paint and did two coats, and used modge podge right on the pumpkin then dumped glitter on it.  

After my pumpkins dried more I could still see some orange sticking through and wished I would've done another coat.  Or just used acrylic paint instead.  So I ended up adding a coat of acrylic paint (using a sponge brush) and liked it so much better.  It would've been easier if I did that coat before the glitter!

I think it's a little much glitter and kind of wish I would've just used gold paint but oh well.  Next year. 

glitter pumpkins
If only I had a picture of her mouth after this.  Bad idea Addilyn. 

I found this tray at a thrift store a long time ago and painted it using the paint we used on our wall. I found this birdcage at Michaels for under $5 and filled it with pinecones.  I have a hard time finding what to put on my end tables during any season but I love this tray and think it will make it much easier to decorate.  

fall banner
fall garland

These two banners were super easy to make and I did both of them in less than an hour.  To make the fabric one I cut out stripes of fabric and tied them in a knot around a burlap rope.  For the pom pom one I cut a long piece of thread and used a needle to go through each ball.  That's it!! I love how they look and will probably do a Christmas one too.  

I made the chalkboard vase last year and was excited to get it out again.  (Tutorial here)  The V frame was an old frame painted white, and I used a stencil to paint the V on some old burlap.  I can't you how much I love our new painted wall and think it makes everything look so much better.

chalkboard vase
pom pom garland
owl lantern: target dollar spot last year    
yellow lantern & owl: hobby lobby    
burlap vase & felt balls: made years ago


I made another pom pom ball garland for the dining room, and hung it on my window and shelves.  I went to Goodwill looking for white shelves just like this and found these.  It was the first time ever I've had success finding something specific at a thrift store.  

Now if it wasn't 80 degrees today I'd feel even more Fall like.  Fall weather come back any time!

And just in case you're wondering, no I have not changed out our canvases with Addilyn's one year pictures.  I need to get on that!

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22 comments:

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the decorations!!! Looks awesome!! The blue wall looks great as well!! I'm soo sad I don't get to decorate for fall this year!!

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it all Katie! I have a couple shutters I picked up awhile back. I need to dig them out and use them for photos, and I think they would be great for Christmas card displays as well.

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You need to come decorate my apartment for me--your decorations always look so awesome!!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your fall decor is so cute! I was going to put mine up this weekend but wasn't able to... Maybe tonight! :-)

Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Everything looks great! Nice job! I love buying and making decorations but I have such a hard time finding a good place to put them so I never end up doing it. I'm going to have to walk around my house and figure it out!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such cute decor! I love the banners. I wish I had time to do stuff like that!!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such cute decor! I love the banners. I wish I had time to do stuff like that!!

Cody Doll said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is seriously adorable and makes me totally jealous. I love everything about your style!! Also Addilyn is so cute and big!

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have absolutely zero fall decorations. Nothing. Well, okay maybe 1 3-year-old candle that's fallish.

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I particularly like the curtains and the window frame hanging on the wall!

Linnea said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your decorations look so nice! i also love the blue wall. I keep trying to talk my husband into letting me paint!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You inspire me!! Love the pumpkins! After Ds party I will need to do some of your crafts. Did A get a hair trim? She is too cute. What's she being for Halloween? :)

heckyeshotmess said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such an amazing job!
You are so far the ultimate see on pinterest - do - girl!

Love it!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Everything looks so cute and seasonal! I love the banners. I might have to copy those!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

thanks susannah!! i love fall decorations! i wish they could stay up longer!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I wanted to do that too but my holes are too big they just slide through!!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

thanks alana!! I'd love to :)

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it! You are inspiring!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

thanks lauren!

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Everything looks so cute! :)

Christina Schergen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i am ready for fall!

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your fall decorations!!