Not everyone is fortunate enough to know where their next meal is coming from, which is why now is a great opportunity to give back, and help families who are struggling this time of year. However, you may not know where to donate, or what the best thing TO donate is. Well worry not—we’ve got you covered with plenty of resources and tips.
Pumpkins are way more versatile than you think. We carve, paint and cook these orange beauties—so why not find multiple ways to decorate with them, too? Give your home a seasonal refresh—here are a few fun ways to incorporate pumpkins around the house to get you in the fall spirit.
While our northern friends can look forward to sweater weather, more often times than not, those who dwell in the south aren’t able to experience the whimsical seasonal change. If you’re experiencing total FOMO this season, try incorporating our six no-fail tips for creating the feeling of fall—even when it’s still warm out.
Celebrating the season doesn’t have to be daunting. With just a few simple additions, you can transform your everyday mantel into a fall focal point.
It Really is as Easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Sprinkle in some seasonal and dried greenery.
- Add texture with gourds, pinecones and some fruit.
- Swap out your existing floral and add some seasonal sprigs.
How’s that for a fall focal masterpiece.
Need more inspiration? You might well fall in love with a few of our favorite looks for fall:
Rustic warmth reigns supreme with this exquisite pair of deer candle holders.
This remarkably realistic artificial fruit looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it?
Galvanized metal pumpkins,: what a gourd-eous addition to your seasonal decor.
Talk about instant romance. Flameless LED candles that turn on and off by remote control are sure to safely enhance your seasonal mantel.
Fall’s cooling temps call for bringing a sense of the outdoors inside. Rustic yet refined wood accents naturally work for your seasonal mantel.
With its rich seasonal hues and shifting light, this wrapped canvas wall art is fall…all the way.
Fall in love with fall all over again. It’s time to turn your living space into a warm and cozy fall retreat. Here’s how we brought fall indoors
Gather your friends and family outdoors for a charming garden party. With just a few preparations you can create an outdoor oasis everyone will love.
Fall is in the air. With a few simple tweaks and a couple of tasteful touches, you can embrace the beauty of the season in style
Think of your front door as a greeting card. First impressions start there, so decorate it and create a warm welcome for guests this holiday season. Here are some helpful tips to help you get started on a door that will impress.
FALL AND WINTER DOORS
Explore endless possibilities.
- Use store-bought wreaths (live or artificial). Embellish them with additional decorations like colorful leaves, berries, ribbons and acorns for fall. For winter; bells, holly, pinecones, ornaments, berries, bows and poinsettias are all great options.
Draw upon your creativity and make your own door decorations. For fall, ideas include: hanging a thin wicker flower holder filled with colorful leaf branches, flowers, dried colorful corn, small gourds, acorns and curly ting. If you want to create a unique fall wreath, learn how to make one HERE. For winter, rather than a wreath, get a swag made of fir tree branches and adorn it with holiday decorations of your choice.
Take unusual things from around your home and embellish them with everything that’s fall or winter. For example, turn an ordinary straw hat into a scarecrow, turn the head of an old rake into a beautiful decoration or get a large first initial of your last name and attach decorations—great for family pride.
NOW YOU HAVE DECORATIONS—HOW DO YOU GET THEM ON THE DOOR?
- If you have a wood door and plan to always have something hanging there, use a nail or cup hook. Put the nail/hook high enough on the door so whatever is hung won’t be too low.
Hint: the decorations themselves can be adjusted as you like.
- Ribbon and thumbtacks can be used to create a hook. Simply cut the ribbon to desired length. Overlap the two ends of the ribbon and tack the ends to the top of the door.
- If you have a steel or aluminum door, an over-the-door wreath hanger is a great option. A double hanger is even a better because it gives you the convenience of hanging decorations on both sides of the door.
- Outdoor Command hooks are another great choice. They come in all sizes and shapes. Find hooks that are strong enough to handle the weight of your decorations. These provide flexibility to hang multiple decorations using different hooks wherever needed on the door. Remove them from the door without damaging it, per the instructions.
Reminder: Don’t block the peephole when hanging decorations.
After decorating the door, frame the doorway using garland. Coordinate the garland with the door decorations. On either side of the door, add pots with corn stalks and flowers for fall, and for the holidays, add small trees and decorations. Hint: work with what you already have—put decorations or lights on the bench or porch swing for added charm.
Do you have any crafty ideas for decorating doors? We’d love to hear any decorating ideas you may have in the comments section.
Fall is finally here. What better way to get into the spirit than by bringing a part of nature into your home? Flower arrangements of any size add a pop of color and thoughtfulness to every room, especially when they match the scenery of the outdoors. Whether you're hosting guests this season or simply getting a little festive, we’ve come up with this quick DIY of fall-inspired flower arrangements for you to get creative with.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Flowers/Natural elements of your choosing.
You can try:
- yellow flowers
- light pink roses
Now select a flower arrangement container. We’re using a decorative vase and a tea kettle. Feel free to get creative and think outside the vase, you could also try watering cans, pitchers, planters, bins, or mason jars. Have fun with it and share your photos here or at #myashleyhome.
We’ve found a recipe that lets you play barista at home and tinkered with it so it includes only the healthiest organic and non-dairy ingredients we could find