Friday, October 14, 2016

Home Tour: Fall and Halloween Decor

Happy Fall, Y'all!  

I frequently get asked about my handmade fall decor, so I decided to share a few areas of my home and how the decorations came to be.  I have a kid-friendly house, so nothing is fancy or expensive.  I like decorating (especially handmade stuff), but I LOVE how excited my kids get when they see that I have added fun festivity to our home! It makes me smile, too. (:

 (pictured above), located in my dining room 
  • Autumn Grasses. Purchased at JoAnn's, similar here and here
  • BOO letters. I spray painted them with a warm white, then painted the rims gold. Find the letters here
  • Chalkboard. Made using a second hand framed picture from Goodwill, using this tutorial
  • Fabric Pumpkins. Handmade using this blog post


  • Wreath form purchased at Joann's (similar here).  After trying several kinds of forms, I now have a pretty strong opinion that the kind made of pressed, shaped straw wrapped in plastic is the most sturdy. Just my 2-cents.
  • Burlap and fabric flowers made using tutorial found here and here
  • Feathers made from yarn and liquid starch. Tutorial found here


  • Floral pieces and Pumpkin from Joann's. 
  • Thankful board: 1x4 wood, painted light brown, then sanded around edges to distress. Vinyl "thankful."
  • Sitting scarecrow: This was a hand-me-down from my mom. :)


  • Table: Tray and metallic balls from Pier One.  Leaves from JoAnn's. Vintage lace table runner made according to this tutorial
  • Mini mason jar floral arrangement:  These are the Atlas Mason jars that Classico Pesto comes in. I always save them. They make excellent small drinking glasses for my kids, and they are adorable in decorating.  I painted these with a warm white spray paint.  Floral pieces are from JoAnn's.


  • Painting (of Colorado Rockies in Fall) available here
  • Wool Ball Garland made using these.
  • Fall Feather Garland tutorial found here.  
  • Letterboard is "The Poet" from Letterfolk.