Home Decor, Things to do in October

Prayers to all in harm’s way from Hurricane Matthew…


It seems like everyone is wondering, “Where did September go?”

Here are fast ways to bring autumn into your home and fun things to do in October

Make a statement with a simple pumpkin stack



Outside or Inside




Make a decoration for your door or entryway with a basket or wreath and some fall stems





Plant a Harvest Tree inside




And light it up!


harvest tree lights thepaintedapron.com


Make a double duty autumn table runner with faux pumpkins, vegetables, and other dried items to enjoy now and it will last through Thanksgiving




The ceramic pumpkin is sitting in a large moss green shallow bowl




The bowl is set into an autumn wreath of berries and leaves




Additional loose faux leaves, faux pumpkins and vegetables are set on top of a rustic burlap type runner




A grapevine wheelbarrow holds fall bounty and wooden owls peek out




Don’t forget the chandy




But watch out for flying witches!


witch chandy 1 thepaintedapron.com


Put some color in your planters with some quick “gardening”




Some orange sparkle mesh ribbon makes a comfy nest for a big pumpkin




Don’t forget the bedrooms when you are adding fall touches




Use colored pasta in a candle base or vase to add fall color




A candle or two can add instant ambiance and fragrance




Especially on a decorative tray




Like this easy to make Gold Glamour Tray


gold leaf glasses


A few baubles and pieces of costume jewelry glued on a white tray with a gold dot trim, perfect for displaying Gold Leaf Glasses


gold leaf wine glasses on a bejeweled tray


Make a  lantern vignette with pumpkins and gourds




Assorted paper orbs and grapevine balls fill this coastal fall themed lantern




You can’t beat a basket of apples to bring in the feel of fall…





If you’re not confident with painting letters or candy corn, try using the dot method, it’s simple, fun and effective.  See more on Paint Dot Pillows and Candy Corn


paint dots thepaintedapron.com


paint dot pillows thepaintedapron.com


Make a Halloween or Fall Treat Basket for a special friend or hostess with a fun basket and assorted fall goodies


Halloween basket thepaintedapron.com


If you don’t want to do a Halloween theme, fill it with apples, cinnamon and cider, faux autumn leaves, mini pumpkins, maybe a recipe for apple pie


apple pie


It’s a good thing October has 31 days!

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20 Responses to “Home Decor, Things to do in October”
  1. You never cease to come up with fun ideas!

  2. Great assembly of ideas, all great ones, Jenna!

  3. Lots of great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very fun and so many beautifully simple. A lovely collection of images and inspiring ideas.

  5. Lynn Bean says:

    Great fall touches! You are so creative!

  6. Oh Jenna, one needs to look no further that this post for inspiration. I love all your decorations, the harvest tree is adorable and of course all the pumpkin stacks, inside and out. I finally put one together for my island! I especially love the autumn colors in the painting above your bed, lovely…….

  7. Jenna, such great autumn inspiration! Wishing you a beautiful Thursday’

  8. Jodi says:

    Yay for so many fun things to do in October!

  9. These are wonderful ideas for October. I always enjoy your monthly lists and have started making my own … wonder where I put it. 🙂

  10. Nancie says:

    I’m new to your blog,Emily and I’m loving it! Your have amazing ideas for fall! Also, thank you so much for the prayers regarding Hurricane Andrew. My family & I live on the east coast

  11. Mary says:

    Thanks for the inspiration Jenna! I already feel like October is slipping away and it’s my favorite month…eek! Your flying witch chandy makes me smile )

  12. So many little cute ideas! I almost picked up an armload of pumpkins and gourds the other day at the farmer’s market. I may have to go back now and just do it!! And, I don’t have a table runner that’s suitable for fall, but yours gave me a great idea! Thanks for all the inspiration 🙂

  13. What a fun and handy list. I tend to completely ignore the chandelier. Yours looks fabulous!

  14. Sandra Garth says:

    So many decorations so little time!

  15. JESS44903 says:

    Such neat ideas! So cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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