Wreaths: This sugared fruit wreath would be a perfect addition to your formal fall decorations. After all, autumn is the harvest season. This wreath was made using an inexpensive twig wreath and artificial fruit from a craft store. The wreath’s warm and earthy colors have just a hint of sugary sparkle, making it a timeless beauty.
Fall Planting: Boxwood shrubs have been used in formal landscapes for hundreds of years and are featured in many historical gardens. Perfect for bordering a walkway or in containers on the patio, boxwoods are hardy and versatile. Establishing a new root system uses a lot of the plants energy. By planting new shrubs now, you allow the plant to focus on growing roots (instead of leaves or flowers) while the weather is neither scorching hot nor freezing cold. Come spring, your boxwood will be healthy and strong.
Outdoor Dining: With its milder weather, autumn is a great time of year to enjoy outdoor dining on the patio. Fall decorations that use harvest foods will look beautiful in any table scape. Create these centerpieces with tall clear vases filled with fall fruits, such as, apples, pears or pomegranates. Light up your night time table décor by inserting battery operated string lights, or fill with distilled water (to prevent bubbles) and top off with a votive candle. These easy fall decorations can be used year round simply by changing the fruit to suit the season.
Mackenzie-Childs Inspired Painted Pumpkin: (See main image at top of page) Deck out your patio or line a walkway with Mackenzie-Childs inspired pumpkins. The black and white check patterns are a signature of Mackenzie-Childs, a high-end furniture and pottery manufacturer. Start by painting the entire pumpkin white. When dry, use black paint to create checks and stripes. Top off the look off with a little metallic paint on the stem, or add a bow to complete the look.
These classic formal fall décor ideas can carry you right through to Thanksgiving. Some can even be used throughout the holidays by using festive ribbons and by incorporating reds and greens into the design.
These simple projects can be put together in just one day, so get the whole family involved and have fun!