Good morning everyone! I am so excited to be part of this amazing Fall Home Tour with so many of my favorite bloggers. If you are stopping by from, The Caterpillar Years, welcome! Too Much Time on My Hands is a place where I share easy DIY and craft projects, lots of Earth friendly upcycling projects, natural living tips, and recipes. I am very excited to share my easy and festive autumn projects and decorating with you all today!
My style is pretty simple and neutral. Nothing to bold or crazy. I just like to add little seasonal touches throughout our home. I don't usually do over the top displays. Mostly because I am just too lazy to be drastically changing things all the time. I like to use what I already have and just spruce it up a little as needed.
I love our cozy little front porch and we have such a good time dressing her up for the seasons. We were at a local pumpkin patch last weekend and we were shocked to fund these GIGANTIC pumpkins for only $6 each. The biggest challenge was moving them around. They moust weigh 60 pounds each! I am in l,ove with how they look on our porch though. Fingers crossed the squirrels don't get their little cleaws into them or we will have a big mess on our hands.
I made that lovely little old crate sign a few weeks ago and couldn't be happier with it. The entire project took about 30 minutes using stencils and a paint pen. I sure do love when ideas like these work out!
I made this simple driftwood wreath for our friont door and then whne we tried to close the door, realized that the pumpkins stuck out too far and the storm door couldn't shut! UGH
So we moved it to the coat closet door that you see right when you walk through the front door and I like it there. I would have liked it better on the front door, but I am okay with it!
I really love to use natural (and free) supplies for seasonal decoratiing. We live in Colorado and take lots of hikes in the Rocky Mountains. Everytime we have to bring along a big back pack to hold all of the kids treasures. Pine cones, acorns, sticks, rocks, you name it and they will collect it. It comes in handy when I need a quick and easy photo prop though!
I used a wire basket to hold abundle of pine cones and accent this AWESOME gold bird I found at the craft store. They fit perfectly on our entry table. I don't like to have too many things there, because we really use the space to dump our hand fulls of stuff when we walk in the front door.
Thes acorn lanterns are another project I made with free materials. Mason jars always seem to creep into my crafts and Fall decorating is no different.
These little candle lanterns are the perfect Autumn accent for our living room roll top desk. Glass votives fit into the mason jars and then I added the acorns. I wanted to use the glass votives so when the candles melt we do not have amess and we can kep[p using the acorns over and over.
My mantle in our family room is my favorite spot in our entire house. I used an old fence and a porcelain deer head as teh anchor and it works great as the backdrop for all of our seasonal decorating.
Hmmm, more mason jars and free found materials here! I painted these little jars with special glass paint and filled them with some lovely fall grasses. I am glad I used the cream color so that these jars will work for different occasions and seasons. I am all about reusing what I have!
For me, it's not Fall without some pumpkins scattered around. This year I bought some fake pumpkins and decided to fit them into my neutral theme. I tried three different finishes and love two of them! Can you guess which ones?
The book page and silver beauties are totally working for me. However, that flower experiment I am not too sure about. Smaller flowers would have worked better. Live and learn!
I have had this little bottle holder accent piece forever. It has mostly been sitting in my garage. I decided to add some grasses and make a couple of book page flowers to add to our Fall decor.
It is so cute and small and fits perfectly in our powder room. I love being able to bring little bits of the season into lots of places in my home. Why not the bathroom, right?
I have loved sharing our Autumn home with you and am honored to be with such a creative group of bloggers! Head over to check out everyone's fall home tours!
And you can catch up if you are just joining in. Here is a list of the fabulous ladies participating this year!
I would love for you to follow along! Subscribe via bloglovin, e-mail or rss feed in a reader. I also post on Twitter, Hometalk, and Facebook almost every day. And did I mention my Pinterest addiction....