With the weather getting cooler and the leaves turning yellow, it’s starting to become apparent that fall is upon us. This is a great time to redecorate your home and start using accents to add fall into your home. Since summer is over, you’ll want to make your home feel cozier for the upcoming seasons. Here are a couple of tips for making this happen:
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Invest in quality pieces for your home. Furniture and lighting that you can use year after year, and even season after season, are great ways to add a touch of fall to your home. Lamps with burnt orange shades, dark oak tables, and Hunter Fans are all a good start to decorating your home for fall. These are timeless pieces that will last a long time, and you don’t even need to redecorate next spring! You can also find tablecloths for your existing furniture with cute and quirky fall symbols like pumpkins and leaves.
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Nothing screams fall more than the smell of pumpkins and cinnamon spice. It’s easy to just run to the store and grab a couple of candles, but did you know it’s pretty easy to make candles too? You can even make vegan candles with soy instead of beeswax. These candles don’t take longer than an afternoon to put together. You can add whatever fragrance you want – whether fall reminds you of mulled cider, pumpkin spice lattes, or crisp leaves. You may never go back to store bought candles again! Check out this cute tutorial for some ideas on turning baby pumpkins into candles as well!
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Try some inexpensive projects that children can participate in. With fall break approaching and endless teacher work days, you might have more time with your children than you expected. Here is a quick activity that you can use to entertain your children: Take old crayons and using a regular pencil sharpener make crayon shavings. Simply sharpen the crayon as if it were a pencil. This is a project easy enough for children and with a little help they can turn out quite pretty. To do this, you can simply take the crayon shavings and place them in between two pieces of wax paper and iron them together. On this blog, they add a cut out tree making this a really cute craft. Hanging these up in windows allows light to shine through them and adds warm fall colors to your home.
These are just a few ideas for bringing the fall atmosphere inside. There are tons of crafts on the internet you can find that are perfect – from utilizing the crunchy leaves on the ground to creative jack-o-lanterns. What do you and your family do to prepare for fall?
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