In the olden days people decorated their homes with homemade treasures, often with resources grown on their own farms. I’m excited to share with you 10 nostalgic fall ideas we made this year from resources grown(mostly) our property. I hope you make a few for your home! If you have any old-fashioned ideas for fall decorating–I would love to hear them!
An industrious woman always plans for the future. Pin this post so you can plan for the things you’ll make next fall. In the spring you’ll want to plant flowers that you’ll dry at the end of summer for your fall arrangement. You’ll want to plant gourds and pumpkins if you have space. Back in the day even those who had little money purchased a few basic items in town at a store, like cloves and a lemon. I spent less than $10 on everything I made in this post. I’m not sure how much money a grapevine wreath is in the store. You may find one at a yard sale or thrift store for a fraction of the cost of a new one. A good resource to find free treasures to decorate wreaths would be in the forest. Go on a nature hike and return with bags of possibilities.
#1 Dried Zinnia Wreath
#2 Pinecone Tree- We have pine trees on our property, so pine cones are plentiful. If you don’t have any–ask someone who does to give you some. Most people who have pine cones have hundreds or thousands to share.
#3 Cornucopia I bought our basket- but baskets are easy to make if you’d like to be 100% authentic!
#4 Pine cone garland
#5 Stained Glass Dried Leaf & Flower Art
Fall Leaf Stained Glass
#6 Pomander- Clove Studded Lemon
The blue bowl holding the cloves was made by my sweet nephew Thomas Killian, he makes handmade pottery and has an online store.
Pomanders are wonderful smelling. You can decorate them in patterns, wrap a ribbon around them and place in a bowl or cover completely and preserve them for years to come.
Supplies needed: small or medium size unblemished fruit. (Oranges, Apples or Lemons)
Spice mixture: 1 tablespoon each: cinnamon, ground cloves and orris root
Knitting needle, toothpick or nail
#7 Corn Husk Garland
#8 Natural Wreath
#9 Pomegranate pumpkin face
#10 Retro Art
I’m giving away some of my zinnia seeds! Tell me your favorite color flower below to enter your name for the drawing. I’m picking three winners for the seeds. I’ll announce winners next week.
If you are a subscriber to my blog I’ll send you the retro Thanksgiving Day art next week!
Winner of $40 Target gift card and devotion book from last week is Mary T. you posted on2013/10/14 at 12:09 PM! email me your address!