Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas

We’re sharing early Fall craft and decorating ideas as we celebrate the Transitioning to Fall Blog Hop hosted by the always creative Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.

If you’re coming over from Our Southern Home, welcome, we’re excited to have you here!

Christy constantly inspires me with the fabulous way she decorates with antiques and cherished family heirlooms. I met her at Haven a few years ago and she’s definitely one of those people who are beautiful both inside and out!

The transition from Summer to Fall is always an interesting one. Especially, since it won’t feel like Fall in our neck of the woods for a few months.

Nevertheless, Labor Day is one of our favorite weekends of the entire year because it can either be celebrated as the unofficial end of Summer or the unofficial kick-off to Fall.

Both of which are exciting events!

Easy Fall Entry Decorating Ideas-The Crowned Goat

We adore everything about Fall.

And while our feet will be firmly planted on the beach, our hearts will definitely be ready to break out the pumpkins, start checking the garden center for mums and creating a cozy home that feels warm and inviting.

If you haven’t started crafting or planning yet, now is a great time to start gathering seasonal ideas and supplies to help make the transition from Summer to Fall an easy one. 

Elegant Fall Tablescape with Applies-The Crowned Goat

Here’s a look at Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas…

Create a Picnic Basket Centerpiece

Picnic basket centerpieces like this one are super easy to make! You can dress them up or down with your favorite seasonal flowers from your local florist, or your favorite nursery.

This picnic basket centerpiece also makes a great early Fall craft and decorating idea because you can use it indoors on the dining room or breakfast nook table or outdoors on an elegant Fall front porch or patio.  

Summer to Fall Picnic Basket Centerpiece-The Crowned Goat

Age a Serving Tray

Trays are one of those entertaining items you can use throughout the year. 

If some of your trays have seen better days or you simply want to update a thrift store or yard sale find, now is a great time to age a serving tray using this technique.

Age a Silver Serving Tray-The Crowned Goat

DIY a Grapevine Wreath

When it comes to early Fall craft and decorating ideas, creating a DIY grapevine wreath is an easy way to add a festive touch to your front door.

Grapevine wreaths are inexpensive and simple to work with. Plus, you can usually find seasonal floral picks, bushes, garlands, and ribbons on sale right now too!

Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas-DIY Grapevine Wreath-The Crowned Goat

Brown and White Transferware Pumpkins

If you’ve followed us for any length of time, you know our love for ironstone and transferware knows no bounds!

While these brown and white transferware pumpkins were a bit messy to make, I couldn’t be more excited about the way they turned out.

They’re another quick and easy budget-friendly Fall craft and decorating idea.

Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas-DIY Brown and White Transferware Pumpkins-The Crowned Goat

Make an Apple Picking Sign

If you’ve never had the opportunity to pick apples or wander the orchards with a cup of hot cider and an apple cider donut, I highly recommend it.

This is the time of year we miss the cabin the most! So, we decided to sprinkle the spirit of the cabin around our island cottage in Florida with this vintage-inspired apple picking sign.

Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas-Vintage Inspired Apple Picking Sign-The Crowned Goat

Milk Glass Cake Stands

Ironstone and milk glass cake stands are super hard to find in our area.

So, one day I headed to the thrift store and the home improvement store to pick up a few supplies bound and determined to create my own.  

These milk glass cake stands make a great Fall craft and decorating idea because they can easily be used throughout the busy entertaining season and into the New Year as well.

If milk glass isn’t your thing, no worries! You can easily use this same technique and your favorite color spray paint to customize these cake stands to fit your personal style.

Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas-DIY Milk Glass Cakestands-The Crowned Goat

DIY Heirloom Pumpkins

Heirloom pumpkins don’t show up in our area of Florida until middle or late October.  But since I love to enjoy our Fall decorations as long as possible, I’ve come up with a quick and easy way to create DIY Jarrahdale pumpkins.

You can find most of the supplies you need to complete this project at your big box craft supply store or even the Dollar Tree!

Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas-DIY Heirloom Pumpkins-The Crowned Goat

Dough Bowl Centerpiece  

You don’t have to have an antique dough bowl to complete this early Fall craft and decorating idea, a large window style box, or French laundry basket would work as well.

We created this heirloom pumpkin dough bowl centerpiece to use on our back patio.

But as with the picnic basket centerpiece shown above, you could also use a dough bowl centerpiece inside on the dining room or breakfast nook table, the coffee bar, a dessert table, an entry table, kitchen island, or even as part of a seasonal vignette.

Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas-Heirloom Pumpkin Dough Bowl Centerpiece-The Crowned Goat

Personalize Pumpkins with Paint

If you’re short on time but want to make your front porch festive, now is a great time to personalize pumpkins with paint while you’re waiting for the mums to arrive!

Most craft supply stores have medium to large size pumpkins in big bins close to the floral or seasonal décor section. 

While we used our logo to create these pumpkins, the options are honestly endless.

Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas-Customize a Pumpkin with Paint-The Crowned Goat

DIY Fall Centerpiece

I almost didn’t share how to create this DIY Fall Centerpiece because I thought it was too easy!

We were in the middle of prepping for Hurricane Dorian when I threw it together. I was trying to keep busy so I wouldn’t stress eat our hurricane snacks 😂

To my complete shock, it’s become one of my most popular blog posts to date and it couldn’t have been easier to make!

Early Fall Craft and Decorating Ideas-DIY Fall Centerpiece-The Crowned Goat

Fall Greenery Table Runner

Gathering around the table no matter what the season is one of my favorite things to do. It’s where so many of our most cherished memories have been made too!

This greenery table runner was not only simple to create, it’s another one of those early Fall craft and decorating ideas that can be used throughout the year and for multiple occasions.

-DIY Greenery Table Runner-The Crowned Goat

Sugar Scrubs

After spending the summer at the beach, hiking, and gardening it feels so good to give yourself some at-home spa time with a sugar scrub.

Our cinnamon and vanilla latte brown sugar scrub smells amazing!

Plus, sugar scrubs like these are a super simple way to ease into the season with early Fall craft and decorating ideas.

Fall Inspired Sugar Scrub-The Crowned Goat

Transitioning to Fall Blog Hop

I hope these craft and decorating ideas have helped to make the transition from Summer to Fall Transition an easy one!

Up next on the blog hop is Laura with Decor to Adore. You’ll love her Fall inspired artwork!

Once you’re finished there be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous ladies are sharing…

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. So many wonderfully creative ideas for fall decorating, CoCo!! I love all the painting pumpkin ideas, especially your transferware one! Perfection!

    1. Thank you so much, Christine! It’s crazy hot in Florida right now and since we’re mostly staying inside to beat the heat anyway, we may as well start crafting something fabulous 🙌 Hope your week has been a fun one, CoCo

  2. So many pretty and easy ideas, CoCo! Can’t wait to get going on my fall decor!

    1. Thank you so much, Jen! I’m excited about Fall this year too. In fact, it was all I could do not to act like a total nerd ball when I picked up my first pumpkin spice latte of the season last night 🤣 Can’t wait to see all the beautiful things you have in store this season, CoCo

  3. CoCo, I am so smitten with all of your gorgeous centerpieces and vignettes, and how cute is your personalized pumpkin?! Love it and pinned! Have a relaxing labor day weekend! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you so much, Cecilia! I felt the same way the minute I saw your pillows and pink pumpkin wreath – talk about perfection. I’m in love! Sending you lots of hugs for a fabulous weekend and a fall season full of extra special surprises, CoCo

  4. CoCo,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and leave such a sweet comment!! I appreciate it!! Love the roses, your choice of colors and the Apple Tablescape…I am into apples right now as i am changing up my kitchen with some Kitchen decor!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and decorations!!

    1. I saw the apples in your kitchen this morning, Deb! They were so cute. We were in the mountains recently and they were just finishing up the peach picking and getting ready to gear up for apple season. It’s such a fun time of year. Hope you’ve had a great week, CoCo

  5. Oh wow, so many gorgeous vignettes and tons of inspiration. I especially love the soft pinks and greens you have used in some of your displays.

    1. Thank you so much, Marty, I really appreciate it. You know I love all things pink so I can’t wait to put pops of it around the house again this season. Hope you’ve had the best week, CoCo

  6. I love everyone of your fun ideas CoCo! And I soooo want to make a CountyRoad407 pumpkin! How cute is that?! I actually know already I have that pinned on one of my boards. Making a picnic basket centerpiece is dreamy too. I need to find one of those. Thanks for all the great ideas. Always love hopping with you sweet friend. Hope all is well in Florida!

    1. You’re so sweet, Cindy, thank you! These Fall projects were all fun to make and they were super easy too. You could totally rock a County Road 407 pumpkin! Sending you tons of hugs and please tell your baby girl thank you for the graphics. She did such a great job on them, CoCo

      1. Always beautiful and inspiring. I’m painting pumpkins now. I love buying Heirloom pumpkins but for inside and outside it gets pricey.

        Love all your fall touches of years past. I remember swooning over them all

        1. You’re so sweet to say that, Cindy, thank you! I’m so glad you’re feeling better and I’m excited to see how your pumpkins turn out. I totally feel you on the heirloom pumpkins, they’re that way here too. Loved all your Fall inspired vignettes today. It was pinning all kinds of things! Hope your weekend is a fun one, CoCo

    1. Thank you bunches, Kristin! I’m so excited for Fall. Loved all your beautiful mums on the hop today. Hugs, CoCo

  7. I LOVE the milk glass cake stands! And the painted goat on the pumpkin is pretty clever too!

    1. Thanks so much, Brenda! They were all fun to make and super easy too. I’m so excited for the Fall season – hope you are too, CoCo

  8. Calypso in the Country says:

    Wow – so many gorgeous ideas! I love the colors you used and all the helpful tips to welcome fall to your home! Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much, Shelley! I know you love Fall too so I’m all kinds of excited to welcome a new season. Hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

  9. The pink and burgundy are just amazing! This entire post has filled me with such inspiration. I adore it all!

    1. Thank you so much, Laura, I really appreciate it! Hope your Fall season brings all good things, CoCo

  10. CoCo, I LOVE every single photo and project, but I literally gasped and squealed at that brown transferware pumpkin. I’m heading back to your post to check it out and pinning away!! Have fun at the beach. I love having more cool time up here to celebrate Fall, but I have to admit the beach would be so nice!

    1. That means so much to me, Debra, thank you! Those brown and white transferware pumpkins were kind of messy but super, super easy. You could definitely make them special! Hope your weekend is filled with all good things, CoCo

  11. Oh my goodness so many great projects! Where do I start? Maybe with the gorgeous grapevine wreath and purple mums or the darling picnic basket arrangement, Love them all and so happy to on this hop with you sweet friend! Pinning!

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I can’t even tell you how easy they were to make and you’re creative I know you could make them amazing in no time! Loved being able to spend the morning with you today – you totally made my day. Sending you lots of hugs (and dreaming of wrapping my bread in gorgeous plaid 🙌) CoCo

  12. Coco, I love so many of your fall decorating and DIY ideas. I Pinned quite a few. Especially the brown decoupage pumpkins and aging a silver tray. The centerpieces you created are all so fall- perfect. Thanks for sharing. Great to be hopping with you again.

    1. I really appreciate it, Carol, thanks so much! All of the projects from the post are super easy. You could rock them with your creativity in a second 🙌 Can’t wait to blog hop again with you soon so I can dive into all your fantastic ideas, CoCo

  13. Each and every idea was amazing. I was captivated by the transferware. Just I think I may be on the search for that here… thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Such kind words, Leslie, thank you! Brown and white transferware is not always easy to find down here so we try to scoop it up every chance we get. Hope you’re able to find some too. It’s super versatile and so easy to dress up or down in any season. You will love it! Hugs, CoCo

  14. CoCo,
    You are so amazingly talented! I had to pin and share multiples to social. That apple tablescape with the touches of pink is absolutely perfect for apple season. I’ve always loved that shot of the purple mums around your front door and omg…..that adorable pumpkin with your logo!

    1. You’re so sweet, Christy, thank you! They were all super easy to put together and as talented as you are you’d be able to knock them out in no time. Sending you lots of hugs for a fabulous Fall season, CoCo PS: That pink gets me every time ❤

  15. Absolutley gorgeous ideas Coco! I love your simple and elegant early fall touches and how you style everything so beautifully! I am looking forward to seeing more of your fall decor as the season progresses.

    Thanks so much for joining the hop!

    1. I really appreciate it, Amber, thank you so much. Thank you for putting this fun blog hop together and for inviting me to be a part of this group of special ladies. I hope you and your family are on the mend and will feel better than ever in no time. Hugs, CoCo

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