After the all the leaves have been raked in the fall there remains one burning question: What to do with all those beautiful leaves?! Even though we know it must be done, it feels like a real shame to just throw out all of that colorful foliage. Below you’ll find some great ideas for using your yard’s fall leaves, because there’s nothing quite like decorations you craft yourself when it comes to giving your home a warm intimate feel.
Make a Leaf Wreath
Leaf wreaths make a great autumn addition to any home. They are are easy to fashion and highly customizable .To make a leaf wreath start out by buying a straw wreath at your local craft store, these are readily available and inexpensive. Next got to the yard and gather your leaves! Once that’s done, take three or four leaves and pin them down into your straw wreath. Continue doing this until your wreath is full. Keep in mind that eventually the leaves will dry out, which will leave your wreath with a great worn look that’s sure to impress in the later parts of the fall. If you want a wreath that isn’t strictly leaves, there is a wide range of things that you can use to enhance your wreath. Consider including artificial berries as accents, or a bow as a centerpiece for your wreath. Adding flowers, ribbons, or tiny pumpkins can easily distinguish it from store bought wreaths. Finally, if you are planning on putting the wreath on your front door, you can always put house numbers on your wreath. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
Fall Quotes Sign
Making a fall quotes sign is surprisingly easy. Start off by choosing a piece of wood you're going to use for your sign. Then you can either buy chalkboard paint from a local craft or hardware store and paint your wood, alternatively you can buy pre-made chalkboard sign at a craft store. Once you have your surface ready you can glue artificial leaves, pine cones, berries, or anything else you think will look great to it. Alternatively, you can use real leaves or pine cones from your yard for a very natural look. Once that’s done you’re ready to write in your quote!
Here are six great quotes about fall you can use:
Happy Fall, Y’all!
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fall is in the air
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus
And all at once, the summer collapsed into fall... – Oscar Wilde
Fall quote signs are good for porches, doors, entryways, or even as a seasonal decoration on a hallway wall.
Indoor Fall Leaf Decor
After all the fun outdoor summer activities it can be difficult to get used to being the house all the time. If you’re looking to pass the time while also adding some autumn flare to your home, then making some indoor fall leaf decor is the activity for you. A quick search on the internet will show just how varied the things that you can make yourself to decorate the inside of your home really are. The great thing about fall leaf decor is that for some crafts you can use real leaves and for others you can use artificial leaves.
Here’s a list of some things you can make with a fall leaves theme:
Leaf Prints - Making leaf prints is really fun activity that the whole family can participate in, and once you have your prints you can even frame them.
Mason Jar Candle Holders - Mason jar candle holders are great because they can really set the mood, whether it’s a nice dinner with some guests or cozy night with a book.
Fall Garland - Fall garland is a fantastic decoration that can set the tone for later in the year Christmas decorations. They can even be painted to match your home’s decor better!
Leaf Bowl - A leaf bowl is charming and easy to make decorative item (don’t try to eat cereal out of this bowl!) that makes a pleasing addition to any home.
Remember despite how great fall leaves are to look at, they need to be removed from your yard in order to maintain a beautiful healthy lawn. Need help cleaning keeping that yard tiptop in the fall? Give us a call at (636) 688-6647 and ask about our Fall Yard Clean Up Service, you won’t be disappointed.