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Easy Fall Decorating Projects

These decorating ideas include several no-hassle projects that are full of autumnal textures and colors.

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    • Center of Attention

      To create a simple and sweet fall centerpiece, look no further than your own backyard. To re-create this look, simply gather fallen twigs -- or snip a few off of a nearby tree -- and place them in an oversize wire basket. Amp up the arrangement by incorporating a few store-bought branches decked out in faux fall berries. A large basket of apples and a random variety of gourds add texture and rich autumnal colors.

    • Acorn Pillow

      Bring a touch of the great outdoors inside with this adorable acorn pillow. Simply purchase a solid-color pillow in the fabric and color of your choice and a large acorn iron-on. Place the acorn in the center of the pillow, follow the directions included with the iron-on transfer, and you have a festive and fun throw pillow that blends perfectly with other fall decor.

    • Fall Tablescape

      Embrace the bounty of beautiful fall colors with a seasonal tablescape. The star of this table is a stunning arrangement of late-blooming flowers mixed with bold red-orange leaves. Small gourds and pumpkins are also randomly placed around the table, creating a laid-back vibe perfect for fall entertaining.

    • Leafy Window Banner

      Use tissue paper and twigs to make a playful garland. Trace leaf shapes onto heavy cardstock to make templates. Cut them out and trace the shapes onto tissue paper in the colors of your choice and cut out the leaves. Glue tiny twigs onto the leaves to create veining, then adhere the finished leaves onto a thin strip of twine, and hang the arrangement in front of a window.

    • Natural Beauty

      Creating a bold centerpiece can be done on a dime. In fact, you can re-create this autumnal arrangement by just stepping outside. Simply comb your backyard for fallen leafy twigs and place the collection in a wide vase filled with water. Natural imperfections in the leaves, such as tiny holes or rumpled edges, add texture and create an authentic natural look.

    • Seasonal Shelf Display

      Fill old jars with fall berries to bring the colors of fall to any shelf in your home. Comb your lawn for fallen branches or snip a collection of twigs off of a nearby tree and place a couple in each jar, scattering a few berry sprays along the surface of the mantel. Tiny white gourds add another dimension of seasonal textures.

    • Filled to the Brim

      Even the simplest of objects, when displayed on a larger scale, can have a stunning affect. Here, a tall cylindrical vase is filled to the top with basic white pumpkins and is perched atop a dining room buffet for an eye-catching display.

    • Personal Pumpkins

      Add a thoughtful touch to a fall gathering with custom-made place cards. Use a calligraphy pen or a fancy font to create small labels. Then attach the cards to gourds using small pushpins, and place around the table.

    • Gourd Vases

      Dried gourds are naturally elegant vases. Group them together on a fireplace mantel and fill with fall flowers for a stunning, organic arrangement.

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      On Display

      Take a display of mini pumpkin gourds to the next level by adding height. Bowls, cake plates, and candlesticks are perfect for creating an interesting display. Paint the pumpkins metallic silver for a dramatic effect.

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      Fall Corn Garland

      Set a festive tone with a string of Indian corn garland. This symbol of bounty adds color to any setting and is easy to create with twine. Insert eye hooks into the tops of corncobs. String onto twine, alternating with cornhusks looped over the twine and glued together.

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      Fall Welcome

      Greet your guests with a "welcome" pumpkin. Use paint to write your message on a pumpkin, and set it near the entrance to your home.

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      Apples A-Weigh

      Fresh apples are a stylish and seasonal way to anchor tablecloths and napkins. Simply use an awl to pierce a channel through two apples, and thread twine through the bottom of one and the top of the other. Leave enough twine to hang over the edge of the table 6-8 inches. Tie a twig at each end to keep the apples from sliding off.

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      Corn Candleholder

      Candles are the perfect way to create a soft glow that warms up a cool autumn evening. Hot-glue Indian corn to the outside of a pillar candle for a colorful accent. As you burn the candle, make sure the flame doesn't get too close to the corn.

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      Natural Elements

      Display freshly fallen leaves. Position single leaves, either pressed or fresh, in small glass vases, and place them on various surfaces around the house. (We used old lab beakers -- look for them at antiques stores.) The best thing about this sweet and simple display is that when the leaves start to crumble and brown, you can easily replace them.

      DIY Tip: To press leaves, place them between layers of newspaper and under a heavy stack of books. Let the leaves dry for a couple of days. Then, to enhance their color, iron the leaves between pieces of waxed paper, using a pressing cloth to keep wax off the iron. Pressed leaves also can be purchased at local crafts stores.

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      Festive Furniture

      Dress up your furniture with cozy items in seasonal colors. Here, a wicker chair is draped with a warm orange throw, and a maple leaf pillow sits comfortably on top. Perk up a plain pillow by enlarging a leaf using a copier to make a pattern. Cut the pattern out of wool felt and attach it to the pillow cover using iron-on fusible backing. Blanket-stitch around the edges.

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      Bookshelf Scenario

      Artfully arrange fall items on a bookshelf or in an open cabinet. Put platters on their sides, fill vases with colorful flowers, and pile bowls with mini gourds to create a diverse display. Try heaping small items, such as acorns, bright berries, and sweet gum seedpods, into glass bowls. Adhere a dried fern frond to a platter with spray adhesive to embellish a simple plate.

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