Decorating for Fall

Decorating for Fall Ideas: Fall Mantel DIY |

When we think of decorating for fall, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed. It can seem like there’s not enough time to get anything done with the holidays around the corner so we came up with a couple easy DIYs to help you out. Fall is all about textures. Think cozy fabrics, natural wood pieces, and colorful accents. The easiest way to bring all these together is by dressing up a fall mantel, although you can really use these ideas for any room!

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Rustic Friendsgiving Decor

Rustic Friendsgiving Decor |

We love this time of year and sharing tasty home-cooked treasured recipes with friends and family is our favorite part of celebrating! We know not everyone has a chance to make it home for the holidays, so this year, we wanted to create a look that would be perfect for a Friendsgiving celebration! Friendsgiving is simply a Thanksgiving meal you share with your friends. Sure, there’s probably still turkey and stuffing, but it can be less traditional and more of a pot-luck style meal.

Our idea for this dinner was all about high style on a budget – and a couple of fun DIY tutorials to make with friends. We decided on a rustic theme with a warm color palette of cream, champagne, gold, natural rustic brown, and black. Remember, your Friendsgiving can be any style – there are so many creative ways to celebrate! We hope this inspires you! Happy (early) Thanksgiving from Balsa Circle!

Rustic Friendsgiving Decor |
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Color Palette: Fall Table Colors

Burnt orange, burlap, and chocolate brown color palette - perfect for fall!

Just in time for fall! Burnt orange, burlap, and chocolate brown color palette.

If fall is your favorite season, you’ll love these fun burnt orange, burlap, and chocolate brown color palettes! We hope these inspire your next family get together or special event. Print or pin, and share with your friends! If you’d like to see how to make the gold pumpkins above, make sure to watch our DIY Thanksgiving and Fall Table Decorations video! For more fun decorating ideas, visit our Color Palettes board on Pinterest or let us know in the comments what kind of color combinations you’d like to see.

Featured Products: Pumpkin SwagSunflowers SwagNatural Brown Burlap Ruffled Table RunnerPolyester Napkins in Burnt OrangeAcrylic Crystal Ice in Chocolate Brown; Dinnerware SetCharger Plates in Gold; and Polyester Tablecloths in Chocolate Brown.

Follow BalsaCircle’s board Color Palettes on Pinterest.

DIY Thanksgiving and Fall Table Decorations

Gold spray painted pumpkins for fall tables! Add a burlap runner from Balsa Circle for a charming rustic look!

Decorate for fall with this easy and fun DIY!  For this project you’ll need pumpkins, spray paint, pumpkin seeds, gloves, and a well ventilated area. We used fake pumpkins from our swags but you can use real pumpkins too! Just make sure they are small enough for your place setting. The pumpkin seeds we used were hollow and inedible, or you can use acorns or small nuts – as long as you don’t feel like you’re waisting food. Spray the pumpkins/seeds in even layers and small spurts holding the spray can about a foot away, turning the pumpkin as you spray. The key to this project looking good is the small spurts of spray – you can even wait a few minutes and do a second layer if the pumpkin color is still showing through, but the small burst will make sure the pumpkins/seeds don’t fly away and the color lands evenly. Voila! Try this project with other colors too – the decorating possibilities are endless! We hope this look inspires your next holiday get together!

Fall DIY Project Tool List:
* Pumpkins
* Pumpkin Seeds, Acorns, or Small Nuts
* Spray Paint
* Gloves
* Dust Mask
* Area to spray – outdoors is best, make sure to spray on newspapers or tarp

Featured Products: Pumpkin SwagSunflowers SwagNatural Brown Burlap Ruffled Table RunnerPolyester NapkinsAcrylic Crystal Ice; Dinnerware SetCharger Plates; and Tablecloths.