Repurpose is my theme for fall. So instead of buying new decor this year, I have embraced sustainability by reusing my old fall decor.
I can’t wait to share my creative ways to breathe new life into your old fall decor from reimagining fall florals to giving old pillow covers a seasonal makeover.
Repurpose Your Fall Decor by Reusing Your Autumn Treasures
Fall is a season that welcomes us with its warm colors and cozy vibes. It’s a time when many of us decorate our homes with various autumn-themed items.
This year I decided to repurpose all of my autumn decor. I have plenty of fall decor and I love the challenge of mixing items to make them look different.
Basically, I am decorating in my new color palette using all of my old autumn decor.
I love it.
Ways to Reuse Your Old Fall Decor
Does this sound intriguing?
Don’t forget the savings you will gain by reusing your autumn decor. It could be a lot!
It is certainly a good thing to do. Want to join me?
Here are some ideas for ways you can reuse your old fall decor.
Reviving Fall Florals
Fall florals are a beautiful addition to any autumn decor, but they can often be quite pricey if you buy them new each year.
Instead, consider repurposing and reusing your existing floral arrangements.
Mix and Match
Combine different floral stems from previous years to create unique and eclectic arrangements. Don’t worry about color coordination—fall is all about the rich tapestry of nature.
Refresh with Accents
Add a touch of novelty by incorporating small, inexpensive accents like decorative acorns or mini pumpkins into your floral arrangements.
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Tableware Treasure Trove
Your collection of plates, glasses, goblets, and silverware doesn’t have to gather dust until your next dinner party. Make the most of these pieces by incorporating them into your fall decor.
Use your favorite plates as chargers beneath autumn-themed dishes for a layered and elegant look on your dining table.
Mix and match the glassware, plates, and silver to create a more whimsical and inviting table.
Pillow Cover Perfection
Those old pillow covers tucked away in your linen closet can be revamped to give your home a cozy autumn feel.
Look for pillow covers in warm, fall-inspired colors such as deep reds, burnt oranges, and earthy browns. Alternatively, consider using fabric paint to transform plain covers into autumn masterpieces.
Use stencils to add fall-themed designs like leaves, pumpkins, or acorns to your pillow covers. It’s an easy way to create custom decor.
You could even add tassels or fringes to the corners of your pillow covers for a bohemian fall look that’s both stylish and budget-friendly.
Copper Foil Leaf Pumpkins
If you’ve previously crafted copper foil leaf pumpkins, don’t let them sit in storage. They can continue to be a highlight of your fall decor.
I found mine hidden on the third floor and they look so great on our coffee table.
I also love the copper and pink pumpkins I put on the family room dining talbe that made a few years ago.
If you would like to learn how to make these copper foil leaf pumpkins, check out tomorrow’s blog post!
Experiment with different ways to display your pumpkins. Place them on a mantel, arrange them in a decorative bowl, or scatter them across your dining table for a rustic-chic touch.
Polish your copper foil pumpkins to restore their shine and luster. This will make them look as good as new.
Combine your copper foil pumpkins with other fall elements like pinecones and dried corn husks for a diverse and captivating arrangement.
Sustainability and Shopping Mindfully
Repurposing and reusing fall decor aren’t just about being thrifty; it’s also a sustainable way to enjoy the season without contributing to excess waste.
Here are some additional tips to keep in mind:
Embrace your creativity and make your own fall decor items using upcycled materials or sustainably sourced supplies.
I reused my summer wreath, added faux fall florals, and created a fall wreath!
Donate or Swap
If you have fall decor items you no longer need, consider donating them to a local thrift store or participate in a fall decor swap with friends or neighbors.
When you do need to purchase new fall decor, opt for items made from eco-friendly materials like natural fibers, wood, or recycled materials.
Fall decor doesn’t have to be a seasonal expense that clutters your home and impacts the environment.
By repurposing and reusing your existing fall decor items, you can create a warm and inviting autumn atmosphere while reducing waste and saving money.
Whether it’s reviving fall florals, rediscovering your tableware treasures, giving old pillow covers a makeover, or continuing to enjoy your handcrafted copper foil leaf pumpkins, sustainable fall decor is a win-win for your home and the planet.
So, this fall, embrace the beauty of reuse and let your creativity shine as you transform your space into a cozy haven of autumn charm.
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