Welcome Inspiration Cafe Patrons! It’s Danni from Silo Hill Farm today. Fall is upon us here in the Midwest and with the change in the season comes some changes here at the cafe. We are considering adding an occasional guest poster to our menu, so if you think you might like to give that a try, just contact any one of our wonderful Inspiration Cafe contributors and let them know!
Today, I have two fun and easy projects for you, plus a few quick ways to spruce up some of your old fall decor. Let’s start with this:
Last year I had this half pumpkin and although I thought it was really cool in the store….when I brought it home and hung it on my wall…
It just had zero pizazz and I was not lovin it.
This year I decided to cute it up a little and give it some presence.
Now you don’t have to have a half pumpkin to do this, it would be lovely on a regular foam pumpkin or, if you’re ambitious and trust yourself with sharp instruments, you can cut a foam pumpkin in half. Either way, just lay out your leaves the way you think they might look best.
Now, because I was happy with this little makeover, I looked around and found a few other things that I thought I could spruce up a bit.
It reminds me of mistletoe. Autumn Mistletoe…not a bad idea!
This is just a tiny little vase, sitting on an old ceramic insulator that I wrapped in a piece of garden twine. I can think of several places in my home that have room for something tiny and fall-ish. Sometimes when something is so simple and beautiful, it doesn’t need to make a big statement.
Pretty much the only money I spent on these four little makeovers was the leaves I got in the dollar bin at Michael’s. Not bad, huh?
The moral of this post is shop local….real local…like your own home! Sometimes a “fresh coat of paint on the old barn door” looks pretty cute!