Fall calls for a change of scenery with its beautifully-colored leaves, crisp morning air, and slightly stale bonfire smell from your neighbor’s burning leaves.
Between holiday parties and a change of seasons, you might want to find unique ways to celebrate this fun time of year. If you want to learn how to add a touch of fall flare to your home without breaking the bank, look no further!
Here are three easy ways to use old clothes that can add a touch of holiday fun to your home. And these decoration tips won’t break the bank:
1. Witch’s Boots Table Legs
Hosting a Halloween party and looking for fun table decorations? If your table legs aren’t too bulky, you can turn them into witch legs with only a few items.
What you’ll need: 2 pairs of striped tights, 2 pairs of old black boots, 1 black table cloth
Take the table that you will use to place your Halloween goodies on, and then grab your tights. Cut each pair of tights in half at the groin seem in order to have four entirely separate legs. Slip each leg over a different table leg.
When your table legs are dressed, take your black boots and lift the table leg into the boot. A helpful tip: boots without heels work best because your table won’t wobble unevenly. When your legs have boots, place the black table cloth on top of the table to create the appearance of a skirt covering the witch’s tights.
2. Sweater/Sock Pumpkins
These little sweater or sock pumpkins make great additions to your porch, staircase, table, or fireplace. Really, anywhere that could benefit from a pop of color would work well with these little pumpkins.
What you’ll need: 2 chunky knit socks (or an old cable knit sweater), twine, 1 stick per pumpkin
Take your cotton stuffing and your socks or sweater and determine how big you want your pumpkin to be. If you are using a sweater, cut the sleeves of the sweater off and use them for a smaller pumpkin. If you want a larger pumpkin, cut out the middle of the sweater and use its torso as the pumpkin.
Take the needle and thread and stitch the bottom of the ‘pumpkin’ together, then start adding the cotton stuffing. When you have reached an appropriate amount of stuffing, you can then stitch together the top of the pumpkin.
Next, take the twine and wrap it around the pumpkin by going around its circumference several times to create the pumpkin indentations. Last, take the stick and glue it to the top of the pumpkin.
Wait till the glue dries before moving your pumpkin.
3. Fitted Sheet Table Cloth
If you want to host a party or have a family reunion planned this fall, this is DIY craft for you.
What you’ll need: Twin fitted sheet, paint (in colors that will show up on your sheet)
This DIY craft can work for many different table shapes and sizes, but it works best for long serving tables. Depending on the size of your table, you may need safety pins to help shape the fitted sheet to your table.
When you set up your table, wrap your fitted sheet on the table – like you would a mattress – and pull tightly on the cloth underneath the table for a secure fit. If you have a smaller table, you can use safety pins to secure the sheet.
Take out the various paint colors you purchased, and then start decorating your sheet. Palm prints can make great turkeys, and picking leaves off a tree and painting on top of them can give you a fun leaf outline.