Fall Idea House #2

Posted by on September 25, 2014 in Decor, Thanksgiving | 11 comments


Ready for another Fall Idea House tour? Well, let’s continue into the porch and living area. Lots of inspiration here! Many ideas are easy to do and I’ll show you how to use materials you may already have on hand to duplicate a couple of ideas. Because the sun was out full force, I apologize that some pictures reflect that bright light. I always like a cloudy day to shoot photos, but this day was really sunny! Probably fitting with all the sunflower motif on the front porch.

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Immediately as you walked into the porch, the theme was very evident with the table setting. They used sunflower wall art as the chargers. Burlap along with black & white ticking table runners gave pattern and texture.

They wrapped candles  in tree wrap (brown), roofing paper (black), twine, and added a sunflower accent.  The candles rested on top of charcoal bits in a bowl.


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While I didn’t have tree wrap,  roofing paper or charcoal, I did have other materials that I substituted for my candles. My simple version uses brown paper bag instead of tree wrap. I tore it instead of cutting with a scissors. It gave it an uneven textured edge.

Instead of black roofing paper, I used brown textured cardstock and wrapped it with twine. Instead of black accents, I used brown as an accent color. I happened to have a sunflower on hand and used birdseed as a filler for the bowl instead of charcoal bits.  So that’s my copycat version! Easy, simple and inexpensive. I’ll bet you have most of the same materials on hand.


Fall Idea House #2 grandparentsplus.com


Fall Idea House #2 grandparentsplus.com


Fall Idea House #2 grandparentsplus.com

I also made a matching napkin ring out of cardboard tubing, brown cardstock, twine, and a sunflower! I often make my napkin rings for various occasions. For complete directions and ideas, go to DIY Napkin Rings.

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Colorful fall wreaths adorned the porch windows.


Here’s a look at the beautiful arrangement on the side table of the porch….

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Entering the house, the door had a wreath with one of the black plates used in the center.

Fall Idea House #2 grandparentsplus.com

In the living room area, three large dried arrangements catch your eye. Notice the mixing of finishes. There’s copper, gold and silver at varying heights and used all together.

Fall Idea House #2 grandparentsplus.com


Fall Idea House #2 grandparentsplus.com

This combination of birch tree art along with the birch log dried arrangement really caught my eye! I love how it echoed the artwork.

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A closer look…..

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In a small room off the living room,  was a computer area.

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I wanted to give you a closer look at the dried arrangement on the desk.

Fall Idea House #2 grandparentsplus.com

I also thought the black pillow on the chair was stunning. If you have a lot of shirt buttons, this might be the DIY project for you! Notice the pillows wrapped in burlap with “Thanks” and “Blessings” on them. (another DIY project)

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I liked the three mirrors over the fireplace! Across the mantle they placed a natural piece of driftwood and added live greenery in front.

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This is not the end of the Fall Idea House!

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Did you get some inspiration? Which idea did you like the best?

Have fun decorating for fall!


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  1. What beautiful Fall decor! Love the personalized glasses.

  2. Love this and thanks for sharing this on Fabulous Friday Party a few weeks ago, Will feature this on my next Fabulous Friday Party which is this friday Maria

  3. Looks great! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  4. Thank you for linking up your projects this week for Scraptastic Saturdays. This project has been chosen as a feature for this coming Scraptastic Saturday!

  5. I love the sunflowers! Very beautiful. Would love if you linked up with us at Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday! We party until Saturday at 8 PM EST! See you there!

  6. What a great tour! Thanks for linking up these awesome ideas to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  7. Love all of the bright sunflowers! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
    xoxo April

  8. There really is something gorgeous about sunflowers. What a beautiful post – as always. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

  9. Wow the large sunflowers are gorgeous! I’m usually not a huge fan of sunflowers but lately they seem to catch my eye. I think the size is outstanding. Love it. Hey, I recently started a linky party over at Scrapality and it’s live right now. I would love it if you would stop by and link up. Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Terrific ideas here, especially the flower arrangements. PInned it!

    • Thank you! There’s more coming!


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