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