Monday, November 21, 2011

Harvest Decor


I don't have much when it comes to fall/harvest decor for the Thanksgiving season (one storage bin for Thanksgiving decor vs. six storage bins for Christmas decor...um yeah) but I did want to share the two main components that I actually MADE myself! Last year at this time, I was solo for a week while the Hubs was in Nicaragua on a community service missions trip with our church. With the downtime, I came up with some craft projects as I noticed my fall decor was lacking. I did these both in a matter of two evenings and while I wouldn't consider myself the best DIY'er, I was impressed with what I came up with!



My living room tablescape!


(with the candles lit)

These white pumpkins were marked down on clearance after Halloween, so I grabbed them at $1 a piece. I found rust colored gems and stuck them onto the pumpkins in several lengths and then added the same gems into votive candle holders. I had the leaf tea light holders and then added some acrylic leaves all around.



My front door wreath!

This was another result of an after Halloween clearance sale. I purchased a plain green wreath (the same found on typical Christmas wreaths) and an assortment of fall floral and berry stems. Most of these floral stems were about $1 or so and all complimented each other in similar colors of purples, oranges and reds. I simply removed the stems from the flowers and berries and then used a hot glue gun to attach them to the wreath. I laid out the largest flowers first and then filled in the gaps with the smaller flowers followed by the berry stems. I just love it! Again not professional quality, but pretty nonetheless!


Do you have any fall decor that you made yourself? I would love to see it!

20 comments:

Whitney Cosgrave said...

so cute - it's always more fun to decorate for christmas though, no doubt about it!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Oh my gosh Erica, I LOVE these pumpkins AND that wreathe, SO CUTE! Good job!

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Samantha said...

That wreath is amazing!

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Erica said...

Thank you all so much! I smile a bit everytime I see my wreath on my front door :)

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

What fantastic decor items and especially loving the bling white pumpkins. I don't have any decor and haven't had any time!! But love seeing what others create or have.

By the way, the F21 sweater I got maybe last month. . . I couldn't find it online, but hopefully you can find it in the store. It was a great find and super warm ;)

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Jillian said...

Too cute! I love that your decor doesn't consist of "typical" fall colors. You should do a step-by-step on making that wreath- I'd love to do one at my house.

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Heather said...

OMG how cute are those pumpkins! Love it!

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Jenny "Jonesy" Thompson said...

Love the bejeweled pumpkins!

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Bravoe Runway said...

Hehehe...I am not a very DIY person but those white pumpkins do look fab!

Style Savvy Chic said...

I am on the hunt for some clearance pumpkins and decor! This looks beautiful by the way.


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Jessica said...

These are gorgeous! I adore the wreath. I don't have ANY holiday decorations. :( But that's because I haven't had the time to accumulate them, since I just moved out of my parents house last year. I need to get on some DIY projects. :)

xx Jessica

Erica said...

Thanks ladies! These projects were easy peasy...you could definitely DIY :)

Sarah {Raving Fashionista} said...

I love the rhinestone studded pumpkins! I wish my glitter covered pumpkin hadn't rotted already, I would have loved to put that out for a little turkey day decor.

just tututiny said...

You always have the best decors Erica! Everything looks so whimsical and pretty! Can't wait to see your Xmas decorations ;)

Erica said...

Once Thanksgiving passes, you ladies can find plastic pumpkins & other decor items marked down on clearance perfect for next year!!

@Thu - Oh just you wait...Christmas decorating is my favorite :)

jas said...

what gorgeous fall decor!

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sweets of life said...

Hi :)

I'm a little late but I love the white pumpkins. Thats a really pretty decoration. I think made this next year ;) really pretty Idea. Thanks

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Ashley from Sloanbook said...

Oh I love that wreath! I want to cover the letter S (for my last name Sloan) with red berries using a hot glue gun! Kind of similar! How cute :)