Just in case you missed my guest post last Fall on Over the Big Moon, I'm sharing this easy Fall Decor idea here. The best part? It's absolutely free!
- Clear glass jars and bowls of varying heights and sizes
- Colored leaves (pinecones and acorns work well, too)
- Optional--real branch with colored leaves still attached (we went hiking too late to find one this year, so I substituted a couple of Fall berry branches I purchased for half off after the holidays last year)
- A large vase
Take a nature hike with your family and collect leaves, acorns and pinecones. Fill the jars and bowls with your finds, and arrange them however you like! (I promised it would be simple!) In years past, I've used them on the mantel, piano, and kitchen table. If you need some height in your arrangement, small branches (make sure it's okay to trim them) with leaves still attached work perfectly. Be creative!
Fall hikes to collect leaves have become a fun family tradition at our house. The kids love collecting the leaves and then helping me decorate. From forgetting coats to potty breaks in the woods, we have some really funny memories from our hikes. So, go ahead! Start your own family tradition. The decor may be free, but the memories created will be priceless!
Want to get a jump on decorating for the holidays? Check out these ideas for Halloween and Thanksgiving. (The images are linked.)
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