Painting: This is an emerging trend that has bubbled to the surface in recent years. Painting pumpkins different shades and colors and embellishing with glitter, sequins, pins, spikes, and other adornments are a great way to put a spin on the classic carve.
Carving: Take the time to try on a new face this Halloween. Classic, spooky faces are always a hit—but consider drilling different sized holes around your pumpkin. When you light it up, it will look like a beautiful lantern!
Centerpieces: Hello, gourd-geous! Gourds are a great way to spread fall-time festivity. Arrange gourds in a large bowl or tray and embellish with tendrils of cornstalks.
Here and There: Place gourds of different colors and sizes on bookshelves, countertops, end tables and more, for a festive way to spread the spirit of the season.
Centerpieces: Cut the small leaves from each individual stem and arrange mums in hollowed-out gourd or glass vase for a centerpiece that ties it all together. Want to go the extra mile? Tie a bow using hemp or twine.
Stacking: Use an old wooden shelf ladder to stack mums and various fall-themed items like gourds, small pumpkins, and Indian corn for a festive porch display.
Lampposts and Pillars: Secure cornstalks around lampposts and porch pillars for the classic look of harvest.
Archways: Fashion an archway around your door using cornstalks on either side and a makeshift arch for over the door. The stalks will easily bend, so with the right wire and string, you'll have a whole new gateway.
Wreaths: If you have enough Indian corn and little bit of time, a wreath is a really creative and unconventional way to get festive. Arrange different colored corn in a circle so each is touching, and run the unexposed craft wire through each cob. Embellish with a bow or cornstalk trimmings.
Candles: We've all seen those giant candles at the store. Arrange your Indian corn around a fat pillar candle and secure with hemp or twine. For safety, always make sure you're around when the candle is burning!
Altogether or Undone: We love the look of straw and hay bales with pumpkins, cornstalks, mums, and Indian corn. If you can fashion a display, a bale of straw makes a great platform to hold flowers and other décor. Alternatively, you can spread the straw around for a full-on fall-time display.
Incorporating natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, chrysanthemums, cornstalks, Indian corn, straw bales, and even leaves, pinecones, and wicker baskets into your fall decor can transform your space into a warm and inviting haven that celebrates the beauty of the fall season. Whether you prefer a traditional rustic look or a more modern approach, these natural products can be adapted to suit your style. So, embrace the essence of autumn, get creative, and let the vibrant colors and textures of fall surround you as you decorate your home for this enchanting season. Happy decorating!