After the craziness that surrounds the end of summer and beginning of a new school year, I often find myself too overwhelmed and under prepared for Autumn decorating. It always seems like I’m still trying to catch my breath from Halloween and then before you know it, Thanksgiving is here. Indeed, where does the time go? This year, I’m going to be ahead of the game with some easy fall home decor. This 10 minute fall lantern is going to look perfect on my front porch. I’m pretty sure I can find 10 minutes to spare in my hectic life!
- Darice Metal Lantern
- Darice Fall Gourds
- Glittered Pine Cones
- Darice Glitter Fall Maple Leaves
- David Tutera Light Strand
- Darice Textured Maple Leaf & Sunflower Floral Pick
- Darice Burlap Ribbon
Step 1. I’ve broken down this easy fall home decor tutorial into 8 steps but don’t be fooled by that number. Each of these steps take, literally, a couple minutes to complete. For example, this first step: place all the miniature gourds into the lantern. 10 seconds and you’re done with this step!
Step 2. Pour all the gold pine cones into the lantern. I love all the glitter on these pine cones but keep in mind that it’ll get all over your surface. I highly suggest just pouring them directly from the bag into the lantern.
Step 7. Wrap the wire ends of the sunflowers around the top of the lantern (same area the ribbon is tied to.) Position them forward and then tie the ribbon ends into a long bow. You can add a bit of hot glue to the base of the flowers and bow if you want it to be more secure.
I absolutely love how the soft glow of the lights look against the warm tones from the glittered pine cones and mini gourds. Darice has different lengths of lights so that you can increase/decrease the brightness of your lantern.
I love how this easy fall home decor is going to look on my front porch with this perfect little rustic pumpkin. And the best part? The whole thing can be easily disassembled so that I can reuse it for another season. Hope you enjoy making this 10 minute fall lantern!
For the holiday season, consider filling your lantern with Christmas lights and ornaments like this festive Christmas lantern.
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