FALL, HALLOWEEN & THANKSGIVING – 3 Looks in 5 minutes or less!
Written by on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

This may sound strange, but for me… FALL is a tough time of year, when it comes to decorating.  It’s hard to decide whether I want to be surrounded by a Fall, Halloween or Harvest (Thanksgiving) look because I love all 3!  Good news though because, this year, I came up with a solution!  And although I created these looks for my fireplace, I think they would be a great “fit” for a foyer too.

To start, I kept it simple, using…

So, this created a beautiful Fall feel and the base for my Halloween AND Thanksgiving decor too!

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A fun whimsical touch that I also added to this look  –  Fall leaves hanging on fishing line, at various lengths, which I taped underneath the mantle to create a “falling leaf” look.  Also in this photo, you’ll spot Brick Clips being used to hang up my F-A-L-L sign, suspended from fishing line.  If you want to hang something from a 2 to 2-1/2″ brick (inside or out), these blend in really well & work great!  You’ll find them in most DIY & discount dept. stores.

The next look is Halloween and I changed or added a total of 6 things to create it:  (1) replaced the orange candles with 2 Spider themed ones.  (Check out my STORE , if you’d like to purchase some of these items)

(2) placed an orange spider web in the center of the wreath…

  (3) exchanged the fall leaves (hanging from the mantle, on fishing line) with black spiders and

(4) replaced the F-A-L-L sign with a Halloween one featuring a black crow and the word “NEVERMORE”…

(5) added black (dollar store) crows on top of a few of the pumpkins (a hidden piece of packing tape is your friend here, to keep the crows in place! lol)

and finally… (6) turned around the center pumpkin because it is actually a lighted, faux Jack ‘o Lantern!  For the original Fall look, I wanted to display it as a regular pumpkin, so I used packing tape on the back of a leaf and placed it over the hole (to hide) where the single light bulb is usually inserted (p.s. a leaf lying on a random pumpkin is what actually gave me the idea that leaves should be falling from the mantel and the fishing line idea was born!)


For the Halloween look, I removed the Fall leaf, flipped the pumpkin around (to the Jack side), and plugged the light cord into the light strand (already in the Fall garland) –  adding the perfect, final touch to my 5-minute Halloween makeover!

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For Thanksgiving, I basically put back the Fall look, but added a Pilgrim couple (also in my store)  in 2 different locations – the center of the wreath and on the mantel, among the leaves.  See which one you like best…

So, there you have it – 3 Fall designs where changing the original won’t take you more than 5 minutes, each time.

Have fun decorating and…




  1. Susan says:

    I just found you two months ago and I absolutely love all of your decorating ideas! I am a little “challenged” when it comes to decorating!!! So thank you thank you thank you!!

    • seasonalhome says:

      Thank you Susan, and there is a lot more to come that I can’t wait to share! Feel free to ask any questions you have about product, assembly, etc. I’m happy to help! 🙂

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  3. V. Kelly says:

    I used to follow tons of blogs and finally realized I spent so much time looking at other’s creative ideas that never had time for my own. That having been said, I look forward to all your posts. Your ideas are budget friendly without being “cheesy”. You utilize inexpensive items in a way that makes them look like they cost a fortune. As my mom used to say, you have the “eye”.

  4. Wanda says:

    I loooove the fire place mantel and the Chandelier for the fall! I always look forward to see your wonderful ideals that you have in decorating, keep them coming and the way you show us how to do it is “FANTASTIC” I can not wait to see what you do for Christmas!!!

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    I need a expert decorator. I want my apartment to look like fall or thanksgiving theme. going to arts and crafts stores are limited . Christmas decor already out.

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