I used to drag big plastic bins up from the basement each season and holiday. What a chore! Then I’d forage through them looking for the least tired decor to decorate my home. It was physically and mentally exhausting! Now I’m taking an organic, less-is-more, don’t-kill-yourself decorating approach to all seasons and holidays. And this fall is no different! I can show you how to make a great fall arrangement that you CAN do in about 5 minutes… after you learn a few tips and tricks! If you have those seasonal decor big boxes and bins down in the basement or up in your attic, forget about them!
Let’s make fall about about natural beauty and bounty… and easy!!! Let’s make spectacular fall decor in about 5 minutes!
This is such an easy and simple arrangement to put together and it is brimming over with fall beauty! I used real pumpkins and mini Indian corn, but you can use what you have at your home!
I have lots and lots of pictures to show you a step-by-step, hand-holding tutorial! It’s my goal to make it no-fail!!! I know YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
Here’s what you will need. One of my best tips to help you in your fall decorating is to collect everything and keep it in a box, bin or , like me, a basket. I have all kinds of goodies in my basket that I can make several arrangements without making many trips to the basement to find things!
Here’s what I used for this arrangement:
- mini orange pumpkins
- white baby boo pumpkins
- mini Indian corn
- faux acorns
- wooden bowl… You can use any bowl, just make sure it is wide and shallow. I’ve made arrangements in soup bowls and put them on cake stands. See, just use what you have!
Let’s get busy!!!
1. Here’s my old wooden bowl. It has that perfect, worn and warm quality! Just right for fall! It might look a little too worn, but wait until we work our decor magic! I bet you can find something that will work great for you too!
2. Here’s a tip that will help you in other decor too! Add pinecones to the bottom of the bowl. Add enough to fill it about 1/2 full. Pinecones are a fabulous filler! They are inexpensive, take up a lot of space and are very sturdy! The pinecones make a great base! I have a big box of them handy just for arrangements!
If you want your arrangement to smell scrumptious, use cinnamon scented pine cones!
3. It’s time to add the mini Indian corn. Before you add it open up the husks and fan them out. This is so important especially if you bought corn in a bunch gathered with a rubber band! UGH!
If the husk pop off, super glue it back on!
Put 3 Indian corn on the side of the bowl resting on the pinecones. The white pumpkin is just weighting down the pinecones so they don’t shift. It will be taken out after the Indian corn is in place.
On a side note… store Indian Corn in plastic shoe-type boxes from year to year. My corn must be a decade old! Just make sure the box is plastic and the lid is secure. No mice, thank you!
4. Add 2 mini Indian corns to the other side of the bowl. Use the same technique above. OOps! My readers must have walked into the picture!!!
5. Now let’s add 2 anchor elements opposite the mini corn. I used an orange pumpkin and a small yellow gourd. Rest them on top of the pinecone filler.
6. It’s time to add a heavy top element. I like to use a gourd with a tail. It helps to anchor it on the top!
7. Add a few pumpkins.Try to fill them in the gaps in the arrangement. Can you see it’s starting to take shape!
8. Continue to add pumpkins and a few pinecones. I love to use pinecones in fall decor! Who says they are Christmassy? Here’s where you can layer things! Make sure your pumpkins are facing in a direction that is becoming to the arrangement. There still might be gaps in your arrangement, but don’t worry… we will fill them.
9. Okay, let’s do that now! Fill your big gaps with what I like to call “FLUFF”. Concentrate fluff around the edge of the bowl… it softens it! Oh, I love love love fluff! It really takes arrangements to the next level! I’m using small clumps of green leaves and berries that I plucked off of a swag.
I have a few boxes of fluff. It makes any arrangement amazing! It is a decorating must!
Look at the difference fluff makes!!!
10. Last step! Let’s add some acorns. The smaller the element the later it goes on to the arrangement. Place the acorns here and there like they fell off a tree and just happened to land perfectly!
With just a little practice you can put together a beautiful and bountiful fall arrangement in about 5 minutes!
Here’s a hint about adding an extra layer of WOW to your decor when you stage it. Add a couple of the elements that are in the bowl next to the arrangement. I added a pumpkin, fluff and a few acorns. It really finished the scene!
Now let’s get some fall organics and make a pretty arrangement! And let’s NOT drag around any big bins of fall!
If you make an arrangement I’d love to see it. Why not email me your masterpiece?
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This week I’m a part of two fabulous FALL TOURS…
First, I’ll be sharing more of my fall decorated home on Friday. Make sure you see all the fall beauty these talented bloggers are sharing!!!
Here are the homes on tour so far this week:
AND…. You can see my Fall Decor on Thursday. I’m part of…
Here’s the schedule for this multi-themed Tour! Stop by each day for an updated schedule!
5) Sweet Pea
Friday: Fall Home
I’m Partying With: