Whether you’re on a tight budget or just love collecting nature’s treasures, these ideas to decorate for fall with nature finds are for you!
Ok, temperatures have officially dropped by 20 degrees, warranting jeans and sweaters. And today is officially the first day of fall! So I am in full-on fall mode.
I always have the best intentions of doing seasonal decorating. But I don’t really have the budget to go out and purchase new decor for each season. The good news is that I’ve recently gotten a bit of my crafting-mojo back and I’m obsessed with fall decor that is inspired by nature. Decorating with nature is so hygge!
Last week, I decided to make some fall wreaths (using this tutorial), and while shopping for supplies I felt a little silly purchasing pine cones. I mean, seriously, take a 10 minute walk around my neighborhood and you’ll find yourself some pine cones. Like, a TON of pine cones.
So I got to thinking – how easy would it be to incorporate actual found objects from nature into my fall decorating? I mean, that would save a ton of money AND it would be way better for the environment! And it would satisfy this crafting bug I’ve got lately.
(And if any of these ideas strike your fancy, but you don’t have access to the natural elements needed, no worries. I got you. Here you can find twigs, pine cones, acorns, and preserved leaves for decorating)
And I turned to trusty old Pinterest for some ideas. Here’s what I found!
Fall Decor Using Found Objects From Nature
Twigs and Branches
Twig Letters by The Happy Housie (includes tutorial!)
Branches in a Vase by Apartment Therapy
Twig Wreath by DIY Design Fanatic (includes full tutorial!)
Pine Cone Garland by How to Decorate
Pine Cone Cluster by Inspired by Seasons (Etsy Shop)
Pine Cone Chair Ties by Sophia’s
Also, here’s How to Bake Pine Cones by Refresh Restyle. You’ll want to be sure to do this before using your pine cones in crafts or decor to get rid of bugs and to dry out any sap.
Acorn Wreath by Tried and True (includes full tutorial!)
Painted Acorns by Home Stories A to Z (includes full tutorial!)
Acorns in Glass Apothecary Jars by Better Homes and Gardens
Before you use real acorns in your decor, you’ll want to read How to Dry Acorns for Fall Crafts by Life at Cloverhill. Acorns tend to have little larvae in them and you don’t want those in your house. She also shows how she glued and sealed hers so the tops wouldn’t fall off and you can keep using them year after year.
Autumn Leaf Fairy Lights by Wallflower Girl
Leafy Branches in a Vase by Better Homes and Gardens
Candle Enhancement by Moving Forward Redesign (via Country Living)
And here’s How to Preserve Leaves using glycerin and water by KiwiCo Corner. This will help them from turning brown and crunchy so quickly.
Elements of nature throughout the home just does something to the tone. It is sort of grounding and comforting. Makes the decor seem thoughtful and intentional and the space feel warm. What is your favorite way to bring nature into your fall decor? Share your ideas by commenting below!