Fall is a particularly fun and festive time of year to get crafty with your decorations and décor. Whether you’re planning something as big as a wedding or simply want some new items to make your home feel cozy for autumn, we have ideas that will inspire you to get creative!
Take a look at our top 5 favorite (and unexpected) fall decorations you must try this season!
Glitter or gilded acorns
We love the idea of combining an element of nature with a glitter or gilded finish for contrast – like acorns! Best of all, you can get started collecting acorns from around your neighborhood; this won’t cost you anything and will give you a little exercise and fresh air as a bonus.
After picking out the best of the bunch, wash and dry your acorn and select the style you want to create. We like deep, rich colors like gold, burgundy or orange to complement the earthy brown color of the acorns. Once finished, you can see how these little “gems” would be the perfect accessory in a vase or at each place setting.
Candles filled with water and sticks
Water and sticks. It doesn’t get much simpler or cheaper than these two materials. Alone, they may not look that elegant or impressive, but when you place them inside a glass candle holder with a floating votive, you will see how the different elements play so well together. Imagine how stunning several of these glasses would look as a centerpiece with the lights turned down low to showcase the reflection of the candle on the water.
Hula hoop chandelier
Grab a bunch of hula hoops on sale at the end of summer and repurpose them for fall! Who knew these plastic rings could be transformed into such a stunning chandelier? All it takes is some fabric to cover the bright color of the hula hoop and some icicle lights. If you really want to make this an attention-grabbing piece, combine several hula hoops to make a multiple-level chandelier. A little creativity and elbow grease has never looked better!
Candles filled with corn
A few empty glass jars present unlimited opportunities for unexpected fall décor. Take a look at how some corn in the base, topped with a candle, creates a complete look for hardly any cost or effort. This is a great idea for a fall wedding where you have to fill a room full of tables! Replace corn for any other material you can imagine like fall-themed candy, marbles, beads or buttons.
Mason jar filled with lights and fall décor
A final, unexpected fall decorating idea we love is filling glass mason jars with string lights and a variety of seasonal décor. You can use leaves, sticks, acorns and so much more to create an interesting and illuminating accessory for your wedding or home. Why stop with fall? Reuse these mason jars and lights for every season, replacing the contents inside with different items for winter, spring and summer, too!
Do you have other ideas for inexpensive and unexpected fall decorations to share? Leave a comment!