Hi Friends. Maybe like I, you are not sold out to bold pumpkin and deep green tones in your fall decor. I live in a small cottage, and those bold colors can feel overwhelming. And in all honesty, I am just not drawn to orange pumpkins now that I’m an empty nester. However, pumpkins and squash hybrids offer us an amazing variety of colors such as pale blue, cream, white and so on, so obviously there is a strong demand for this more muted look. Here is an example of a subtle display for fall; a display which is effective because it is understated. Let me tell you how to pull a project like this together with very little effort~
You will need to find some free printables such as these, which are lovely and available at the awesome blog, Ella Claire. They are free for personal use only, which works fine for a home decor piece. You will also need clipboards (if you like this look). I purchased mine from Office Depot. A three-pack was about $5. You will need a sturdy printer paper, such as as this glossy photo type that I happened to have on hand. And you will need a reliable inkjet printer. Alternately you could have them printed elsewhere. Just download the images to your own computer and either print them or save them on a thumb drive for future use.
I simply printed the photos and clipped them to the boards. Nothing really tough about this process! Larry and I made this photo shelf together. It was so easy and I hope to provide a tutorial soon. I am not really accomplished at writing the step by step of a project, and I never remember to take enough pictures. But I will try.
I change the display on the photo ledge three times during the year. In spring and summer I use seashells. Then I change to fall, and later to Christmas.
These prints are so pretty, aren’t they? I am not ready to commit to picture frames because I will only use them for another month or so. So I refer to the clipboards as “transient framing”. In other words, they are just passing through. You will notice that the clips are embellished with paper florets.
The reason for the paper blossom is that the clips are stamped with the Office Depot logo. When I ordered them, I didn’t notice this detail, so when I picked them up from the store, I was a little surprised. However, it’s no big deal; they were really a good bargain. I have gotten them at thrift stores in the past, but I didn’t have three that were vintage-cool. Anyway, I used my Cricut cutting machine to make these, but there are so many ways to make rosettes and other blooms without a die cut machine! Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have a Cricut.
Here is an example of a rosette I made for a banner using burlap ric-rac. The ric-rac flowers are very easy to make and to make it convenient for you to figure out the how-to, here’s a link . Truly, these are a snap to make and really kind of fun.
I also suggest going high-texture in fall decor. Texture is often more effective than color.
A few ideas~
As you can see, using textiles, wood, and natural botanicals in combination exudes warmth. There is no need for bold color unless that’s the direction you want to take your fall decor.
This is a brief post, but I hope it is a source of inspiration for you. As always, thanks for visiting.
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Linking to these lovely parties~