I’m finally getting around to putting up some fall decor. With little people running around, it’s hard to put much out. This year, I’ve decided to focus on three small spaces to add a little fun and color without feeling overwhelmed:
This white shelf I picked up for FREE on Freecycle has been so handy. I hung it in my entryway and now have a place to put a little somethingto distract from the huge collection of coats and backpacks just beneath it. If you remember, I used some of my kids’ artwork and some leftover scrapbook paper to decorate for the summer. To switch it out for fall, I added a little “welcome” sign, just $1.00 at Dollar Tree in papier-mache brown, and I spray painted it black. It will be easy to switch out the Halloween witch (that I made back in my crafty, pre-children days) for a turkey.
Another small space I’ve chosen to decorate is the top of the computer cabinet in the living room. I showed you that last week in my Halloween Paper Bag tutorial. Just a few leaves, a paper pumpkin, and it looks great.
Then, in my dining room, I’ve changed my Everyday Display from summery photos to last year’s Halloween pictures with lots of room to add the preschool art as it comes in. This is one of my favorite pieces to decorate. With the magnetic board, I just slide in some scrapbook paper, add a few photos and accents, and it’s done. For November, I’ll print a few photos of the kids playing in the leaves. So easy!
By choosing these three small areas to decorate, everything is up and away from small hands.Decorating just a small space works for me.