Creations and Home Decor, Fall Decor Ideas and Crafts


I spent last weekend in a decorating flurry





It wasn’t really planned…





I decided to pop into Hobby Lobby and see what was going on…





There were pumpkins, leaves, scarecrows, sunflowers, oh my!!!

So hard to believe, a few weeks ago it was July!

My eyes got big and my cart overflowed

So many temptations, surely I glowed!

Then once at home I played and had fun

And didn’t stop until it was all done!





One of my blog readers, Sheila, mentioned she was going to put sunflowers on her mailbox and I immediately thought that would be such a cute way to celebrate the arrival of fall!




I cut lengths of ribbon I had in my stash, wide orange burlap ribbon, polka dot burlap ribbon and a short piece of black and white check ribbon, each one a little shorter than the previous one.  I laid them in a stack, tying them together in the center with a piece of twine





I made a simple 4 loop bow out of the orange burlap, securing it in the center with a piece of wire





Then I made another 4 loop bow with the black and white checked ribbon and secured the bows to the ribbon lengths and topped it with a sunflower





If you have a newel post, they are very handy for styling bows!





It was so cute I was tempted to leave it inside, but it went out to the mailbox for some outdoor cheer





September and October are usually pretty dry so it should hold up okay for a while…Thank you Sheila for such a cute idea!






While shopping I  picked up dried flowers, fall picks, and a large tobacco basket

it was quick work weaving the decorations through the basket holes

and securing them with wire on the back when necessary





I set this on the mantel and perched a pumpkin on a candlestick on one side

and a taller candlestick with a stripped orb on the other side





And finally, I couldn’t ignore the front door





I got a white metal pumpkin and embellished it with a mini bittersweet wreath and a sunflower






And planted two metal sunflowers in the empty pots until I can fill them with pumpkins and mums next month





We’re still in the high 90s in Alabama, and won’t see much cooler temps for a while, so faux flowers are the best solution, no wilting or watering!





Next up is getting out the football decor, kick-off in 10 days!!





🍁 Here’s to Fall! 🌻

Fall is 40% off at Hobby Lobby right now

Ribbon is 50% off this week, 8/19-8/24,  a great time to stock up!

Juicy Details

The tobacco basket was under $20, and I’ve seen similar for as much as $199 at Ballard Designs!

painted candelsticks/tutorial here

mailbox bow/tutorial here

Alabama tree/tutorial here

Alabama wreath/tutorial here


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

All About Home hosted by Common Ground & Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

41 Responses to “Creations and Home Decor, Fall Decor Ideas and Crafts”
  1. R Claudia Richards says:

    Beautiful Fall! Love the burlap, but I’ve discovered that sunshine bleaches my own colored burlap right back to beige. Hope your mailbox sits in the shade. Have enjoyed your blog for years.

    • It has already rained twice since I put it out there, but so far so good…I never thought about fading, but I can easily change it up if it starts looking tired 🙂 Thanks so much for the tip and for reading along!

  2. Lovin’ your metal sunflowers in the planters too:@)

  3. Oh Jenna, you got your fall going on! I can’t wait for football (Roll Tide) and cooler temps. Your mailbox, mantel, and door are fabulously dressed for autumn. The metal sunflowers are so cute! Happy Wednesday, we have had NO rain!

  4. Ann Woleben says:

    Great minds think alike! I just bought sunflowers and other fall stems from Michaels on Monday. I love the ideas for your mailbox and mantel. As always, thank you for sharing.

  5. Kitty says:

    I loved your rhyme that you inserted in there, Jenna, along with your pretty sunflower touches. Your mailbox looks so festive, and your door and metal sunflowers 🌻 🌻 are so welcoming! I LOVE the tobacco basket, and may have to visit Hobby Lobby this week. Thanks for the sunflower inspiration. I think I’ve told you that I have my table decorated with my sunflower decor.

  6. Michelle says:

    I love your fall decor!! I have a few tobacco baskets so I think I’m going to try that. Your bow is so pretty!!!

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your mailbox, mantel, and front porch look so pretty for fall! Those sunflowers are precious! We have had several triple digit days for the past week, and I am so ready for fall to arrive. Take care, and have a wonderful day!

  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    Gosh Jenna I am sure that southern heat has you longing for cool fall temperatures, but I’m hanging on to summer as long as possible. Lol Your fall decorations are really cute, I especially like your decorated mailbox. I bet your mail person enjoys it too! 🌻

  9. thefrenchhutch says:

    Wow, your creative juices have really been flowing Jenna. Loving the mailbox with a touch of fall and the pretty metal pumpkin you spruced up for the door. My favorite is the tobacco basket for the mantel. We are getting our very own Home Goods here and I’m really worried!!!! I need to get busy for fall……….

  10. Rita C. says:

    Whoa, you’re really on a roll! I’ve just changed out a couple pillows, and have pumpkins waiting in the wings……but I’m feeling it!

  11. Sally H Clem says:

    Lovely, Jenna! What an inspiration!
    Thank you!

  12. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, oh I too am looking forward to fall decorating soon. I love the idea of sunflowers on the mailbox. Your mantel looks great and i love the pumpkin on the door you decorated! Looks like you are off to a good start. Enjoy the week.

  13. pattyanneart says:

    Oh I need to get a few of those metal sunflowers!!

  14. Jodi says:

    beautiful – love your pumpkin painting!!

  15. Benita says:

    I’m so ready for fall and cannot wait to get my decorations out. I usually start in September even though we are still in triple digits then but I don’t care…LOL Love your decor, especially the Alabama decorations. Going to be in Alabama next weekend to help my mother move and plan on getting some game things then! 🙂 Hugs!

  16. Mary says:

    Love your touch of fall Jenna! Your white metal pumpkin looks so festive embellished with a cheery sunflower. ♥

  17. Linda says:

    Jenna, you are having too much fun. I need to visit Hobby Lobby soon. Love your festive touches throughout your lovely home. Sunflowers re so cheerful and they do make us lol smile. Your fall touches do remind us that soon it will be here. Enjoy

  18. Great ideas!! I am so ready for autumn!! I put my pine cone wreath out yesterday, it is good for transition. With the cooler weather the last few days, I am ready for the leaves to begin changing.

  19. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

  20. I love the bows you decorated your home with. Came out lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at #OMGHWW

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