It’s Time for Fall Decorating!
Here’s a poem to get you in the mood…
Every season has its special beauty and autumn is no exception.
Watching the trees turn from a uniform green to all varieties of gold, yellow and red is a spectacular experience.
One can almost be blinded by the fiery brilliance.
How can it be that all this beauty is sign of death and decay?
With all this beauty there is a certain sadness in knowing that the changing colors foreshadow the arrival of a long cold winter.
There are so many ideas out there for fall decorating that it is difficult to choose favorites. Here are three fall decorating ideas that are especially appealing. They are also easy to put together!
Fall Decorating – Fall Pumpkin Chair
Let’s start out with something for the porch or for any room of the house to add that touch of fall…a Fall Pumpkin Chair! How cute is this and easy to paint. Look around your house for an appropriate chair or make a trip to the thrift store. You can use this chair year round by using a cushion other times of the year
Fall Decorating – Rustic Fall Table Centerpiece
This rustic fall table centerpiece is made from old fence boards and filled with candles, pumpkins and gourds. If you can’t find fence boards, any distressed wood would do the trick.
Fall Decorating – Fall Décor Mailbox
For those of you who still have a mailbox, this simple display gives an inviting touch to your yard and home. It also doesn’t interfere with the delivery of mail! Be creative and use flowers and ribbon of your choice that will accent your house.
Fall decor is abundant in the stores and online. However, don’t forget about shopping at thrift stores and second hand stores. When people clean out cupboards, drawers and closets, they get rid of seasonal items as well as normal everyday items.
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Yes, only 15 minutes to a less cluttered bedroom!
Wouldn’t you agree that your bedroom should be a haven for peace and tranquility? Hopefully, yours is! If not, keep reading!! We know you want a less cluttered bedroom.
If you are sick and tired of a cluttered bedroom, you can actually spend only 15 minutes a day to get it well on its way to being organized and functional.
While you may only use the bedroom for a few hours of sleep each day, nothing feels more restful and relaxing than going to bed at night in a clean and clutter-free bedroom.
If you have time in the morning to spend on decluttering, great! If that time of day doesn’t work for you, when you get home from work or are done running errands for the day may work better. Be creative, you can squeeze in 15 minutes sometime during your busy day!
Start by making the bed…this must be done every morning…without fail! If you can change the sheets in less than 5 minutes, then go ahead. Otherwise, pull up the sheets and comforter or bedspread, fluff up those pillows and it is done!
Now it’s time to address the clothes situation. Are they tossed all over the place? If so, put the dirty ones into the hamper. Hopefully, the hamper is in the bedroom, make sure it has a lid. If the hamper is in the closet, a lid is nice but not necessary. If you have clothes that aren’t dirty but need repair, designate an area in your closet for these items. A basket to put them in would work fine, that way they are easy to distinguish from your other clothes. For clothes that don’t go in the closet (such as undergarments) and are clean, give them a quick fold and put them in a dresser drawer or attractive storage unit.
It is now time to remove or straighten up all the miscellaneous items. Remember the daily rule – if you don’t use it daily then it needs to be put away. So, put those items away. Just a note here: this ISN’T the time to clean out the nightstand drawers. It is a natural tendency to put something away in a drawer to get it out of sight with the intention of finding a home for it later. Then, when you open the drawer and see the mess, you are inclined to clean it. That is a task for another day when that is your main focus.
Just think – only 15 minutes and you made great strides to your goal of having a peaceful and tranquil bedroom. Another day and another 15 minutes…do this over and over until you reach your goal!
Hurray! Enjoy Your Less Cluttered Bedroom!
Looking for Creative Bookshelves?
Look no more!
Here are several DIY very creative bookshelves that offer much needed storage for books as well as for displays. They are, indeed, functional as well as attractive!
These bookshelves also add a touch of character to your home. The best part is that these are beginner projects.
Which one is your favorite?
READ Creative Bookshelf
Bookshelves with Wine Bottles
All of these bookshelves have a unique twist which is sure to please you and the other book readers in your life! They are a good way to give your decor a little twist. Nothing outlandish, but making DIY projects that are just a little different creates a home with personality.
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Enjoy These Creative Bookshelves DIY Projects!
Now is the time to plan your centerpieces for your fall entertaining. These pumpkin fall centerpieces are elegant yet easy to make. They can be created in the next couple of weeks and will last through Thanksgiving depending on whether you use fresh or silk flowers in the centerpiece.
Using natures beautiful flowers, pumpkins, berries and candles, these centerpieces will be a highlight on your holiday table. Home decorating can be very elaborate or very simple…whatever fits your lifestyle!
Use a container of some type, such as a tin can or plastic container to put in the middle of the pumpkin to hold water so the flowers won’t wilt. You can also use silk flowers which will give the centerpiece a longer life.
We selected four pumpkin fall centerpieces that we thought were beautiful and wanted to share with you. Use your imagination when it comes to decorating with pumpkins. You might even want to combine a couple of these ideas with your own original pumpkin fall centerpieces!
The Top Four Pumpkin Fall Centerpieces
Pumpkin with Roses, Apples and Greenery
Mums, Berries and Variety of Flowers in a ‘Scrolled’ Pumpkin
Roses, Greenery and Variety of Flowers in a Pumpkin with Lid
White Pumpkins with Berry Branches and White Votives
Halloween is a fun-filled time of year and is enjoyed by people of all ages. Good news…these great Halloween decorating ideas are easy to assemble!
Give this pumpkin a ghostly message in a few minutes with some glue, a jar of black buttons, and an elegant bow.
Hot glue googly eyes to ping pong balls, then hot glue to a foam or straw wreath.
A Halloween Skeleton at the Spa!!
Halloween Party – fill the tub with bubbles, set a skeleton to relax.
The spiders, eye mask & turban add the perfect touch!
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DIY furniture projects are an excellent way to use your creative abilities and turn old, used and salvaged furniture pieces into beautiful, usable pieces of furniture.
By visiting second-hand stores, garage and yard sales as well as moving sales, you can find those pieces of furniture that need a new life!
Don’t pass up a bedraggled piece of furniture at a yard sale or thrift shop. You never know how beautiful they can look with a ‘make over’!
We have two ideas for you that prove that an idea and a little elbow grease will result in stunning pieces of furniture.
Here are two DIY furniture projects that turned out great!
Turn an older dresser into a bookshelf…a coat of paint, minus the drawers does the trick!
You can turn a thrift store end table into a creative chess table for children.
Use a foam roller to get a smooth painted surface.
An interesting note – the chess pieces were painted by children for their school’s yearly auction.
This chess board can also be used as a checker’s board. And, the drawer can be used to store the game pieces.
This is a great fall centerpiece for your October and November table settings. It is so easy to make with flowers and candy corn.
You’ll love having such a colorful centerpiece for your table. You might also find the candy corn disappearing from time to time!
Fresh flowers are always nice to use but good quality silk flowers are also nice and will, of course, last longer. If you are making this earlier in the fall season, silk flowers would be the way to go. You will be able to enjoy the centerpiece for several weeks.
The idea of putting a paper towel tube in the middle of the vase is very clever. The candy corn will look more even, and it will be easier to work with.
How easy is this?
This Fall Centerpiece with Flowers and Candy Corn is colorful and easy to make!
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