Saturday

DIYP#20-Using Fall Inspiration to Decorate

Southern Living

I've been playing around with my mantle since I saw this article on Harvest Mantles in October's Southern Living Magazine. I added some playful gourds and pumpkins and a swag my sister made.  What do you think?


I love decorating with cheap items like candy corn and things found in nature.
Don't you just love this jar with the chalkboard sign?  The possibilities are endless!


At Sams' I was grabbing a few grocery items and I saw this great idea in their floral department:

Grand, huh? I thought so, considering it was the size of my toddler.

It was $80. I seriously thought about putting back all my groceries and getting this instead.

But my family likes to eat.

They are so demanding.

Here are some other fun ideas:

Hostess with the Mostess has some great ideas for candy corn:

candy corn decorations for halloween

And you can order this for someone special for a big price tag from Telaflora, or make your own! Grab some flowers and a vase and do this:

Sweet Corn Harvest

I haven't tried this BHG idea yet, but I think this candy corn topiary is so cute!
halloween cone tree
Here are the instructions.

You don't have to spend a fortune to invite Fall into your home!

29 comments:

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Terrific tips! I can't wait to make the candy corn candle holders - adorable! Blessings, Whitney

Marni's Organized Mess said...

What a GREAT bunch of ideas!

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Lu said...

Thanks for the ideas! I was just thinking that I need to spice up my house for FALL.

Monica said...

Great ideas! Your mantle looks awesome! I love using candy corn for decorating in the fall.

danielle said...

I love the idea of putting candy corn at the bottom of the vase then putting flowers on it! It is so cute!

Lori@EnjoyThe Process said...

What a bunch of cute ideas! I'm going to have to think on this one!!!

Shara said...

Your mantle is beautiful! I feel like such a slacker, though. The only holiday I decorate for is Christmas. I think everybody else's decorations are beautiful, it has just never occurred to me to do that for anything other than Christmas. Maybe one day I will wake up and it will hit me!

The Glamorous Life said...

Yes but how can I EAT the candle corn if there is a candle stuck in it???

:)

Tree Climbing Mom said...

I would weigh 1,000 pounds if I decorated with candy corn!

Putting the Best Thing First said...

Love, Love, Love it!! Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

I'm such a sucker for candy corn - YUMMY ideas!

Robin said...

The candy corn decorating ideas are cute, but that would never work in my house. There would be burnt fingers (from the candles) and flowers all over the floor as the boys (and I!) swiped all the candy!

Patois said...

I love the mantle! Great ideas, all of them.

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

That's it. YOu have inspired me and I cannot resist anymore! I am off to the craft store later!

mamajil said...

So cute! Great ideas and I love your mantle! :)

Karen said...

I would end up eating the decorations if they involved candy corn, but they are cute.

Becoming Me said...

Love these. I hate the taste of candy corn, but decorating with it...cool

Memarie Lane said...

I love the candy corn stuff.

Kim H. said...

Cute ideas!! I'm not a big fan of candy corn as a treat - but as a decoration is really fun!

Lisa J said...

Once again you have just out done yourself. I love these ideas. I don't know how you find the time to come up with all these ideas. But sure glad you do.

Bella Casa said...

Love your mantel, I must have that chalkboard jar!!! Love that!

Is it just me...I could not view your last 3 pics? Drats!

I just posted about some cute Trick Or Treat buckets that I made, really cheap, too :)

Bella

Joy said...

Yuck! I hate candycorn... so what a great alternative for using it! I'm sooooooo going to snag some of these projects up!

Alexia said...

I love the candy corn ideas!

Lipstick said...

I love these ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Neat ideas .. I was browsing The Inspired Room a while back and got some great ideas and went a bad w whole bag of the stuff.

Sad thing is, I can't keep my boys out of it .. so I am glad I didn't make any candy corn garland!

The Nester said...

That empty mirror with the fabric GIRL!!! I haven't seen that in your house before and I adore it!

The Nester said...

PS, I need to know all about it!!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Lots of cute ideas! Love the candy corn...

LifeAtTheCircus said...

So cute and fun! Thanks so much for sharing!