All summer the only decor I change in my house is the outdoor wreath. Summer is my time to enjoy my decor as it was intended, no lights or holiday statues to dust around!
However, once the kids head back to school, I start to trickle in a few fall decor items to start the transition to the holidays. I am sharing some simple Fall decorating Ideas that will not only add fall charm but also wonderful fall scents.
Easy Fall Decoration Ideas
EASY Fall TABLE CENTERPIECE
The first room to get a seasonal makeover is our dining room table. It’s easy to transform, as we don’t use it that much so once I decorate, it stays there unaltered. I got inspiration for this simple idea when I was cutting the lawn and ran over A LOT of acorns, free decorations in my opinion.
Using Candles in Fall Decor
When I am not cooking, I love my house to smell as if I was. Really, I just need something to cover the dog and dirty boy smell.
Do you get all gitty when you see fall candle scents on the shelves? I know I sometimes do.
There were so many scents available but I decided on 3-4oz Small Tumbler Candles that cost about $4.93 each. I went with Shades of Fall™ scent described as
The crisp swish of fallen leaves around your boots, the woody scent of juniper, and the last amber rays of warm sunlight on a cooling afternoon. I loved the orange color that could easy transition into Halloween and Thanksgiving.
I gathered a bunch of acorns and put them in a steel plant tray I already had. You could use a rectangle dish too. Simply place your candles down and fill the rest with the acorns. Told you it was easy. You can also preserve the acorns for use year after year.
You can add a few other fall leaves and faux pumpkins if you desire. But this simple candle arrangement can go any where in your home.
How to reuse a glass candle holder
I also had a 12oz Medium Apothecary Jar Candle from American Home™ by Yankee Candle® Brand that was almost empty I did not want to just throw away the jar so I thought I would create a match stick holder that would be great to have myself as well as to give away as hostess gifts this fall.
Making a match holder out of old candles
I had burned a fresh Apple candle (Fresh Apple – It’s that very first slice from a crisp red apple, moist and sweet and so fresh it has a little sharpness)and was replacing it with a Ginger Pumpkin Pie – A warm pumpkin pie straight from the oven filling the whole house with aromas of ginger, cinnamon, cloves and, of course, pumpkin.
What I loved about these candles is that because they are so big, 12 oz, they are long lasting, made with premium-grade paraffin wax that delivers a clean, consistent burn and 100% natural fiber wicks are hand straightened to ensure it is centered for the best burn possible. Just be sure to follow instructions VERY carefully.
Once the candle was empty, I filled it with strike anywhere match sticks. Cut out a leaf motif from sand paper.
You can modge podge the leaf onto your candle for easy lighting. (I purchased the wrong match sticks first, be sure to find STRIKE ANYWHERE).
This is a fun fall gift and little extra decoration in the house. I love to find ways to repurpose items so they stay out of the landfills.