It was just a few short weeks ago that I was bemoaning the fact that Homegoods was all Halloween. Then yesterday while picking up coffee at our local farm I saw that the first bunch of pumpkins are out and Fall decor is now pretty much everywhere.

photo Linda Holt


Over the past few years I have been a little sparse (lazy) with my own Fall decorating. My kids are grown, we live on a somewhat remote country road and in the 6 years we have lived here we have only had 2 Trick or Treaters. I usually just put a few pumpkins out and if a Fall decor box is within easy reach in the basement I’ll bring it out.

This year however I have signed on to decorate a Fall/Thanksgiving themed kitchen in a local Home Tour.  For the first time in years my excitement for Fall decorating is back. The tour organizers have asked the designers to show as many ideas for Fall decorating as possible. Humm…the thing about me though, is  Martha Stewart I am not.

Martha Stewart Pumpkins


I have never been the queen of DIY (do it yourself) unless it involves paint.  If it is not super easy AND super quick, I’m not interested. So, in the spirit of ANYONE can do this I want to share a few quick and easy Fall decorating ideas that I am considering for my show house kitchen.


Yellow, orange and white spray paint and Voila! Candy Corn Gourds.

Candy Corn Pumpkins


A group of different sized pumpkins on a stick  would make a cute centerpiece.

Pumpkins on a stick


Branches from the back yard, painted or non painted acorns (your choice) glue gun, string and a vase.


acorns on branch


Apples cored and filled with votive candles


apple candles


or squash..same as apples, hollowed out with candle.


squash candles


No paint or tools need at all for this table display.

mini pumpkins in glass vase


Super easy, apples, candle and large glass bowl.



Ribbon glued around mini pumpkins..cute in an old pie tin or wooden bowl.


ribbon glued on baby pumpkins


again, super easy, candy corn on back yard sticks in candy corn filled vase.


candy corn on branch


and lastly, Fall colored yard wrapped and glued around various sizes and shaped glass bottles.


yarn wrapped glass vases


So, what do you think about these  super quick and easy Fall decorating ideas?

Now I just have to narrow it down for my kitchen.


If you would like help with your Fall decorating, give me a call….I have a few great ideas!

Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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