I’m so excited autumn is here and the cooler weather is starting to hit. While spring is actually my favorite season, fall is my favorite season for decorating. I usually have my fall decorations up by early to mid-August, but really got behind this year.
If you’re looking for some cute but cheap fillers for your jars, bowls, and baskets, try some of these ideas.
Most of the fillers I used are natural things I found on our farm (I’m sure you could find stuff on the sides of roads or in your yard. I did make these little vine balls out of covered wire. I bought it for a different project, so I consider it free for this one. :) Just pretend you’re making a yarn ball and wrap until it is as big as you want it. Simple!
Here I have them mixed with nuts in a thrift store jar. In the other jar are some dried lemon eucalyptus leaves from a tree I used to have. When it died I saved the leaves and use them for decorating. After many years they still have a nice fragrance and a great autumn color.
I cut tall pampas grass for the pitcher. I went outside looking for something to give the table height and remembered these beauties on the far fence-line. I swear there was an unidentified animal rustling in the plant when I went to cut them. *Shivers at the thought that it may have been a snake*
The bowl has a layer of cheap potpourri with large pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and decorative apples on top. The apples were from wally-world, but years ago. I don’t know if they still carry them.
Using the Pottery Barn catalog for inspiration, I tried to fill under the table with a few more things. I didn’t have any large pieces like I would have preferred to use, but I also didn’t want to go spend $$$ to replicate the look.
Clustered on one side is a few fall harvest decorations I got from Hobby Lobby last year during the 70% off after-season sale.
On the other side is an old picnic basket that’s been in the family for years.
Doesn’t this weather make you want to go have a picnic?
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