I absolutely love fall, it’s my favorite season! I love the colors of the leaves, the crisp air, cute sweaters and boots, and pumpkin spice chai lattes! So now that the weather is starting to get cooler, I’m excited to update some of our decor and bring a little bit of fall into our home.
Love those colors!
Remember the tissue paper cherry blossoms I put together to decorate for spring? Well I liked the look of the branches in a beer bottle so much that I decided I would just update the idea to be a little more “fall”. 🙂
I re-used the same beer bottle and had a few sticks left over, so the project cost me less than $5 and it was super easy to do!
Cheap And Easy Fall Leaves Decor
Here’s what you need:
- an empty beer bottle, or any vase
- gold paint
- flowers, leaves, berries, or any other decorations
- hot glue
- scissors or wire cutters
I was in Michael’s the other day and noticed that their little fake flower bushes were on a HUGE sale, so I grabbed some pretty leaves and little berries for this project.
I’m a “less is more” kind of person, so even though the leaves and berries were very pretty all by themselves, they were too “full” for my taste.
So I cut apart the bushes with my wire cutters and I was left with a pile of leaves and a pile of berries. (Use a wire cutter if your bushes are held together with wire, otherwise you’ll dull your scissors.)
Then I used my hot glue gun to attach the leaves and berries to the branches. I was able to space out the leaves a bit, which made me happy.
You’ll get a more natural look if you glue the leaves onto the end of a small branch or at the knots on the main branch.
Once you have your branches filled out, you just need somewhere to put them. I used the same beer bottle, but the bright blue color wasn’t quite working with the fall leaves. So while I had the gold spray paint out to paint the frame on my wedding photo image transfer board, I gave the bottle a quick coat too.
Just stick your branches in your bottle, and voila! Gorgeous fall decor! (My branches were actually a bit too heavy for the bottle and it kept wanting to tip over, so I just put some gravel inside the bottle to weight it down a bit.)
Much for “fall” than before, right?!
Do you put up seasonal decorations? I love decorating for fall; the colors are so pretty! If you’re looking for some other great fall crafts, recipes, and decor ideas, you can check out the rest of my fall posts here!
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