Two pages from a vintage nature calendar were the starting point for this nature-inspired mantel. To create this look, hang prints from twine and gather natural elements to complete the scene.
Create a simple bouquet inspired by nature with feathers, wheat, and nuts. Place it on a mantel, coffee table, or dining table for a creative focal point. Fill a vase with nuts or seeds, leaving enough room to arrange the feathers and wheat. Accent the arrangement with greenery.
Create a pretty swag from artichokes to hang on a mirror or stairway banister. What you'll need: florist's greening pins (they look like long U-shape staples and are available at floral shops), brass rings, and ribbon.
For an organic look straight out of nature, be a little eclectic in your fall display and arrangements. Gather a variety of flowers, stems, fillers, and twigs and arrange at random. Use a rustic or vintage-looking vessel, such as a galvanized bucket, to complete the look.
Layering and incorporating various elements are key to an eye-catching fall display. To create this look, fill vases partway with nuts. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit inside the vase and arrange shocks of wheat or other branches in the vase.
Branch out from the standard round wreath and try a different shape on your front door. Hot-glue unshelled nuts to a picture frame, leaving a spot at the top for a ribbon. Wrap a coordinating ribbon around the top in a loop to create the wreath hanger.
Red, yellow, orange, and brown are fall color favorites, but greens and purples have their place too, as do natural finds beyond leaves and twigs. Flowering cabbage will bring dimension and unexpected color to your fall displays.
Bring a little sparkle to natural fall decor. Coat light-color pumpkins with iridescent spray paint, and while the paint is wet, sprinkle iridescent glitter over the pumpkin.
Arrange branches of fall leaves by hue to establish a color-blocking effect. Place one color of leaves so they land on one side of the vase and another color so that they fall to the other side of the vase.
An old doorknob finds new purpose as a fall vase. Sea oats (Chasmanthium) are arranged to fit inside a handsome doorknob. Fill the doorknob with sand to add weight and stability to the arrangement.
Create a stress-free centerpiece by setting several pumpkins or gourds on the table. This arrangement displays them on a long white platter, but a low basket or tray would work just as well. Garnish with a few leaves, berry clusters, or flowers to add a bit of color and texture.
Liven up your living room with a dash of fall color. Arrange tall branches with bright leaves inside a vase and place on your mantel or shelf.
Display family photos in a frame provided by nature. Tie branches with twine and add evergreen tassels. Then insert photos in the branches, clipping them on, if needed, to hold in place.
Consider this simple approach to fall decorating: Take one object and repeat it along a shelf or window sill, or down your dining room table. Surround each item with something special -- a circle of beaded garland, some fall leaves, pinecones, or even a toss of tiny acorns.
Summer's big color grows brighter and bolder in fall. The hot chartreuse of Granny Smith apples is a prime example. Nest a stocky candle in the middle of a glass salad or punch bowl and fill with green apples.
Single out autumn's beauty with an artfully arranged collection of natural elements. For a unified yet unique display, start with a collection of pumpkins that are the same shape, but have varied sizes and colors.
Lush potted mums add color to this front stoop, as do paper lanterns hung from the portico. White pumpkins add contrast and a harvest wreath defines the solid wood door.
Boast the beauty of individual fall leaves by displaying them in glass beakers or miniature vases. Add a small gourd or mini pumpkin to the display for a change in shape and texture.
Fill your free space with a festive door hanging. Tie a grouping of Indian corn ears together and hang from a cabinet door. Display jars filled with dried corn and seeds behind glass-front cabinet doors for an added fall touch.
Mark your front door with a leafy monogram. Paint a papier-mache letter and let dry. Hot-glue dried or silk leaves to the front. Shape a piece of wire into a hanging loop, and hot-glue it to the back of the letter.
Arrange brightly colored apples on your mantel, perching them on decorative urns for height. Use artificial apples if you want the display to last the whole fall season.
Look for ways to dress up store-bought decorating accessories for a customized look. This leaf-shape twig accessory was embellished with fall leaves and acorns, which add color and texture to the purchased frame.
Bring the beautiful autumn colors indoors by stringing freshly fallen oak leaves together. This garland instantly decks out a room for fall. Cut a piece of string to desired length and use a needle to thread the leaves onto the string. Use tape or sticky tack to hang the garland.
Make your space shine by creating beautiful homemade candlestick holders. Here, the elegant creations were placed on a tabletop and surrounded by fresh evergreen sprigs and sparkling gold ornaments.