Unlike so many of my home-decor blogging friends, I haven’t had one ounce of inspiration to start decorating for fall! I think it’s because I
lost my fall decorations box when I moved last year have been so busy!
I made a trip to the closest Goodwill on Friday to see what I could find. That’s when I found these babies, who at $2 bucks each, came home with me.
They needed a little love, but that’s nothing a little black spray paint couldn’t fix. I sprayed them black, then put a couple of little 3/$1 gourds on top.
Something was missing. I had a little wicker cornucopia (it’s true I needed spell check to spell cornucopia correctly. Hey, it’s Monday!) I got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby. I love it because it’s not so Halloween-y that I can only use it for October, it’s a great Fall piece. Which means I don’t have to change it until after Thanksgiving!
Anyway, I added some fall stems, also at Hobby Lobby at 50% off. (Side note: I’m told that all of their fall items will go up to 90% off in the next several weeks. This would be a good time to stock up for next year.) Because I didn’t have enough stems to look as full as I wanted it to, I just used some floral foam in the bottom of the cornucopia to keep the stems from all falling to one side.
Much better! I had a few left over gourds, so I put them on a rimmed serving platter, filled a regular vase with some candy corn, and had a one-minute, $1 fall centerpiece for the dining room table.
It looked a little plain, so I took a few of the berry stems and leaves from the bottom of my floral stems I used in the cornucopia.
Have you started decorating for fall? Any tips for getting motivated? Bath and Body Works has their Slatkin & Co. candles 2/$20 this week, maybe a fall scented candle would put me in the fall spirit? It’s worth a shot, right???