Celebrations just come naturally during the autumn season. And we do mean “naturally”! Just look around you at the foliage in an incredible display of colors, fruits in season, berries, gourds, nuts, vegetables, wheat, wood bark, tree stumps and more. All ready to be transformed into gorgeous decorations to grace your fall gatherings—from Thanksgiving reunions to cozy home parties. So, we’ve chosen 8 amazing autumn decorations to inspire you—all made with natural elements. Get ready to handcraft your own with love!
8 Autumn Decorations with Thanks to Nature
1 – DIY Wreath with Real Leaves
Practically made for you by nature, here’s an all-leaf wreath you can whip up in minutes and enjoy all season long! A project from The Wreath Recipe Book, available on Amazon (image via Good Housekeeping).
2 – “Flowers in a Cabbage Vase” Centerpiece
Turn your favorite veggies, flowers and berries into an adorable fall centerpiece, using a cabbage as a vase! Follow the great tutorial we found at DIY Enthusiasts.
3 – Wheat and Lavender Centerpieces
Bundle up handfuls of wheat stalks and lavender sprigs with ribbon, lace or twine; give them a little twist (for stability and style!); and stand them up on your tables. Such an easy, perfect-for-fall idea we found via Afloral.com.
4 – DIY Natural Lighted Berry Wreath Centerpiece
It’s always a styling plus when you can incorporate lighting into your centerpiece. See this lovely grouping from Lights for All Occasions, featuring antique candle holders and wood slices encircled with lighted berry branches!
5 – Bell Jar Centerpiece with Gourds and Squash
If you’re lucky enough to own a bell jar, do use it to create a striking “under glass” vignette. This gorgeous example via Midwest Living assembled a mini squash, a pumpkin and a stem of gingko leaves on a bed of moss. But you could choose other fall elements you have available.
6 – Coffee Bean Candle Display
Love it when a project so simple can look so stylish! Thanks to Calm Cradle, you can create this candle display with just basic kitchen ware (small glasses or jars, an iron pan or tray) filled with coffee beans and “pumpkin spice” votive candles.
7 – Copper-leafed Glass Hurricanes with Pears
Considering a modern metallic look for your autumn tablescape? Think copper! This tutorial we discovered on HGTV teaches how to “copper leaf” on glass. But you can always use store-bought copper vessels and then spray-paint pears to match!
8 – Fall Mason Jar Lanterns filled with Acorns, Pumpkin Pods, and Popcorn Kernels
Transform ever-versatile mason jars into the most charming hanging lanterns by adding wire handles (or buying ones already with handles). Then, like Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe shows here, simply pop in a votive candle—and add a handful of acorns, mini pumpkin pods and popcorn kernels for that autumn touch!
Okay, we’re now seriously excited for fall to finally get here! What DIY decorations are you dreaming of making, using natural elements? We’d love to hear from you in a comment below.
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