Decorating Your Home for Fall

Fall is coming to a close, with the Christmas spirit on its way. However, there are many ways to make this last month of Autumn memorable.

First, invest in a fall wreath! Christmas wreaths may be all the rage, but a homemade fall wreath is a great activity to spice up quarantine and add a splash of color to your door. All you need to do is to glue acorns, mini-pine-cones, coffee beans, red leaves, walnuts, or anything Autumn themed in a wreath.

Next, add some cinnamon sticks, orange rind, whole cloves, and bay leaves to a pot of water and boil away. Your house will be filled with a beautiful Autumn smell. To avoid chapped lips, put olive oil or almond oil on before going to bed. A favorite for kids is a fall garland!

Simply cut fall shapes (acorns, leaves, pumpkins) out of construction paper, accessorize, and string together. It sounds like a kiddy craft but if done properly, it looks gorgeous! We did red leaves and golden acorns, which looked professionally made, if I may say so, myself.

Thread fall leaves together to create beautiful fall crowns. Fall is apple picking season, even in Los Angeles. The Oak Glen area of SoCal is blooming with delicious apples, with some locations available to pick on your own! If apples aren’t your thing, a visit to a pumpkin patch is fun (and cheap) after Halloween. All in all, get in the fall spirit. November shouldn’t be a month of waiting for Christmas; it should be celebrating the last bit of Autumn.

By Julia Abbott

After all, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
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