Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Decorating for Fall and Easy Wall Art

When it comes to decorating for holidays, I really only go all out for Christmas. I don't decorate specifically for Halloween, just fall. Mainly because I have no interest in hauling another box to and from the attic for a month of decor. Lazy or efficient? We'll say efficient. I decorate with a few pumpkins, not jack-o-lanterns and turn the air conditioner on cooler and pretend its getting to be that way outside. Just kidding. Anyway I've done a round up from my Instagram giving you a little insight to the changes I make to our house in the fall.

1. Must add pumpkins. These ones are fake but they look pretty good! I scatter them through the house and call it a day.

subtle fall decor ideas

I also have some little raffia ones that look cute in groups. 
subtle fall decor ideas

This big one I found at HomeGoods many years ago. I love how it includes my signature color. GREEN!
subtle fall decor ideas

2. Cozier fabrics. In the fall, I take away the light and bright colors in my house that are found in throws and pillows and little decor accents and replace them with wooly throws, richer or darker colors and heavier textures. I thrifted green velvet curtain panels and used fringe from a garage sale blanket to make these awesome, warm and cozy pillows. (With the extensive expertise of my friend Vanessa.) I can sew imperfect straight lines like a champ..but that's all.
decorate with warm, heavy fabrics in the fall and winter months.

3. Tassels. This year, my fall decor is full of tassels. Because they're awesome, easy and cheap.  I made these giant tassels for a throw in our bedroom. They're hanging beside windows and as a "wreath" on the front porch. They'll probably stick around all winter long because they're made of thick soft yarn and make such a great addition to warm and cozy looking decor.

use tassels for an inexpensive fall decor.

use tassels for an inexpensive fall wreath.
Look past the dust on the screen door. Moving on...

4. Feathers. My inlaws have turkeys that roam around their house so we have an abundance of pretty feathers that I've been sticking in vases all over the house. They're perfect for fall decor.

Use simple and inexpensive hardware store parts and a thrifted frame for an industrial looking art piece.
These thrifted frames were empty for a little while and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them but then had this idea in my brain that actually worked out so I'll tell you about it!

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I bought some of these electrical bracket thingies technical term at Home Depot. Here they are on Amazon.
Use simple and inexpensive hardware store parts and a thrifted frame for an industrial looking art piece.

I sprayed them with a coat of this copper spray paint. I love the finish. I used this super glue. It has a brush which is so much better than gluing your fingers together and loosing your prints when you have to rip them apart. I know from the experience of a friend..... This is what I wasn't sure would work. I just brushed some glue on each flat side and sat it down on the glass and let it dry. No pressure or anything. And it stayed. Now I'm sure if I tried to hang something heavier, it would fall but for something that is literally as light as a feather, it worked perfectly.

Use simple and inexpensive hardware store parts and a thrifted frame for an industrial looking art piece.
Use simple and inexpensive hardware store parts and a thrifted frame for an industrial looking art piece.

I was thinking that I'd try sticking one of those sticks with a glittery star or something for Christmas time and maybe sticks with leaves during the spring. That's as far as I've gotten but if it doesn't translate, I might be out $3 and that's a gamble I'm willing to make.

Use simple and inexpensive hardware store parts and a thrifted frame for an industrial looking art piece.

 I like the little touch of industrial and copper and the bit of nature it brings to this wall.

Use simple and inexpensive hardware store parts and a thrifted frame for an industrial looking art piece.
and see? More tassels.

Make sure and come back next week to see our finished back porch! It's so dreamy and a space I now LOVE. Can't wait to show you.

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Use simple and inexpensive hardware store parts and a thrifted frame for an industrial looking art piece.

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