Roundup: Budget Fall Decor From The Backyard

Roundup: Budget Fall Decor From The Backyard

The days of fall are getting shorter and chillier here in New England, signaling the approach of a long, cold winter - and inspiring me to get outside and make stuff! It's amazing what you can do with pinecones, branches, rocks and all the natural materials hiding in plain sight in the backyard.   


1. Chop up a fallen tree and grab some paint to create a set of colorful wooden coasters. Find the printable design templates and instructions here. [Photo: Design*Sponge]

2. Pressed ferns make beautiful wall art... find out how to recreate this look here. [Photo: Eighteenth Century Agrarian Business]

3. Paint a rock gold and use it as a doorstop... genius! [Photo: Treehouse]

4. Find out how to make these stunning birch bark candles here. [Photo: I Love DIY]

5. Dress up your front door this fall with one of these charming wood slice wreaths. Check out the how-to here. [Photo: Shanty 2 Chic]

6. Guests will be impressed with your crafting skills when you tell them you made this coat rack yourself. [Photo: Random Tuesdays]

7. This is a great way to use those beautiful red leaves from your backyard. Find out how to make your own embedded leaf candles here. [Photo: House of Joyful Noise]

8. Need extra space to hang your clothes? Then whip up one of these hanging wooden clothing racks. [Photo: Deas & Mia]

9. Cut up fallen branches so you can make one of these pretty vases. [Photo: Mother Earth Living]

10. A painted pinecone garland is a festive way to decorate for autumn. Check out the full tutorial here. [Photo: Two Shades of Pink]

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Alison on Nov 28, 2013:

Eternally attractive and natural - love these tree fruit ideas!

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