It’s Nearly Fall Y’all! Decor + DIY Ideas to Get You Ready

Pumpkins, sweatshirts, leaves, blankets, coffee and slow cooker meals. I’m so (secretly) excited for fall. We don’t have a ton of surfaces in the new home that aren’t in use, so I love to decorate our dining room buffet and table. We are a family of three and the dining room doesn’t get much use — we always end up at the kitchen table. I’m hoping that some welcoming and warming decor will do the trick and lure us in there more often.

If you like to DIY or craft in general, you’re going to love this quick and easy project! Plus it will only cost you around $15 for everything.Brown Paper Shapes + Chalk Paint Decor

Gather your supplies:

  • Brown paper three-dimensional shapes (you could make these I’m sure, but I was looking for something quick and found these for $2.99-9.99 at my local craft store)
  • Chalk paint
  • Brushes
  • Stamp pad (optional, if you don’t want to add any finishes)
  • Paper towels
  • Drop cloth or newspaper to paint on

Start by painting your pieces with an overall base color. I did two coats to give them that thick, chalky look.

When dry, choose the stamp pad that you want to use as an accent color on your piece.

With the stamp pad open, lightly brush against the edges of the shape in an irregular manner. Go light at first, you can always add more. Your look will vary depending on the color of you paint, stamp pad, and how heavy you apply it.

You can get an interesting effect by dotting chalk paint on the surface and rubbing it around with a paper towel.

Allow it to dry overnight and hang however you like! I put mine in the dining room.

I also used paper acorns and pumpkin (shown above).

Liven up your current fall decor collection with a pop of unexpected color. My favorite candle right now is Bergamot Waters from Bath and Body Works, in a blue glass container. I decided to go with a teal accent color mixed in with the typical brown, orange, and red colors of autumn.

This centerpiece can be made with super affordable items. Go on a hunt for pine cones, leaves, and acorns (free weekend date, anyone?) and throw them in a container or tray in the center of your table. Gourds can be painted like the one I have above, in the same way the paper shapes were painted!

Cotton, sticks, branches, corks, seed pods, woodland creatures, it all screams fall. The cool thing about is, there’s really no wrong way to do it.

What are you doing to decorate for the fall? I love love love crafting for the fall and the upcoming holidays. There’s something about a homemade decoration that fills my heart. Comment with your favorite autumn activity, I’m looking for ideas now that we have a walker and can take her to do so much!

Author: marparmelee

Marley Bengier Mommin' in Virginia, USA Jamming to the current soundtrack of my life: 1. Toddler squeals 2. Coffee drips 3. Puppy yips 4. *Clink Clink* Cheers! (Is it naptime yet?) MARPARMELEE is short for Marley Parmelee, a family name.

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