Here are quick and inexpensive ideas for Fall Decor Fast and Easy. Use what you already have and make a few minor adjustments. Let me give you an idea.
The photo on the top is a metal flower that I bought this past spring. I wasn’t too crazy about the paint job at the time but I liked the overall look of it and knew I could easily repaint it any color that I wanted. Well you know how that goes, right? Life happens and I never did repaint that flower. Until now.
I took another look at it the other day and the light bulb went off! I can paint that to look like a fall flower. See….my procrastination paid off this time! Uh, that usually doesn’t happen.
With mustardy yellow petals and a brown center, I can make it look like a Fall flower. A sunflower. Sort of.
I added these two DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to my sample pot of yellow paint to get a more fall-like mustard yellow and got to painting. No need to be neat and precise here. Just brush it on.
After two coats it’s looking better already.
What’s up with the basket of buttons? I was trying to figure out what to use for the center of the flower. Sun flower have brownish seeds in the center so I went looking for brown buttons.
And all I could find were these 11 little, brown buttons. Not enough. I went on a scavenger hunt through the house looking for anything that I could use. Dan later gave me a great idea. Where was he when I needed him?!?
Then I remembered seeing this! A brown, stretchy, wide, bead belt that was in a bag of I-don’t-know-what that I was saving for well… I don’t know. In case I needed it some day. I don’t know what some day I would ever wear that belt seeing as I have no waist – but that’s a different story. Anyway, it was just in a bag of junk that I hadn’t thrown out yet. See! Procrastination wins again!
I snipped the elastic cords of beads and knotted the ends and just hot-glued them into the center of the flower. (Don’t be jealous of my manicure)
Perfect. It works perfectly as Fall decor. It was fast, easy, and cheap. My kind of decoration.
To get rid of the hot glue strings, I blasted it with hot air from a blow dryer.
I bet if you look around your house you’ll find something that you can easily turn into Fall decor.
Oh, I almost forgot! Want to know what Dan’s idea for the center was? Beans. Dried beans. That would have worked, too!
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I love how you dressed up the flower. It turned out great.
Leslie @ House on the Way says
How fun and creative!
Oh my gosh what a smart idea! Love how you did the center of the flower for fall. Pinned!
Lory at Designthusiasm says
Fabulous idea with the beaded belt! I often walk around my house with gold paint, painting everything in sight, but I rarely paint anything else. These projects are inspiring me to get my paint girl on… 🙂
Funky Junk Interiors says
I LOVE this flower idea! And I have the metal tin snips to do it… hmmm….
Thank you Donna! And yes, you should totally make one and I want to be the first to see it! Thanks so much for stopping in – much appreciated!
Love the fall look, and what a great way to repurpose:) Beautiful! Popping in from Blogtalk
Thank you! And thanks for stopping by Dawn!
Randi Sowders says
Great job! This turned out great!
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How clever, what a cute transformation!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
Just came over from Anne’s, your home tour was gorgeous!! Your Summer to Fall flower transformation really caught my eye. Love the new colors you chose and the new beaded center. Great project!! ~ Amy
Oh, I love this! Just one more example of why us creatives never through anything out! We know somehow, some where it will get put to good use!
The fall look flower looks fabulous. The beads look good as the center. It is a great makeover and procrastination was a good thing to do.
See, there is a reason to hang on to things 🙂 Your flowers turned out great and now you have a new fall decoration!