Fall Decor Ideas | Meredith Ehler | Home Decorator | Northern Virginia

As the last leaves are falling I am sure you are planning your Thanksgiving menu for next week’s celebration.  Hopefully beautiful visions of fall decor are dancing in your head as you plan your beautiful dinner table and buffet areas. Adding fall inspired accessories makes your house feel warm and welcoming, something your guests will be talking about for long after the meal.  Even if you are not hosting, a great hostess gift could be a fall inspired arrangement.   The stores are making room for Christmas décor so go and get some fall inspired pieces before they are all gone to make your thanksgiving table pop!

Here’s how to make this plain glass jar become a lovely addition to your fall decor or a great hostess gift.

Start by gathering any fall inspired decor pieces you may already have around the house.  I have chosen bright ribbon, leaves, sparkly pumpkins and gourds, crystals, candy corn and a few of the kids toys like vampire teeth and a few black cats, pictured just beyond the teeth, and an creepy eyeball or two.  This decor can last from Halloween to Christmas.  If you have any cute jack-o-lantern decor just turn them around after Halloween and they look like a regular pumpkin which works for Thanksgiving perfectly.

Layer the items in any fashion, building your design to the top of your container.  There is no right or wrong way to do this.  You just want to step back and look at it from all angles as you are building your way up.  Rearrange any items that seem awkward as you go.  Try to space out like items and spread them around the container so that from every angle it will look interesting.

Don’t worry about doing it “right”, just do it!  I am sure it will look great!  If you don’t already have a container like this go and get one! They are plentiful at TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Home Goods.  Check back soon because my container is just itching to be filled with Christmas decor!    -Meredith


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