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Fall is pretty much my favorite time of year. The scents, the colors, and the flavors are enough to make me wish that autumn lasted months longer than it does. Another reason I love fall is all of the decorating possibilities. Orange pumpkins, red leaves, and fruits from the orchard make homes come to life with bright pops of color. This year, I’ve been inspired to incorporate natural touches into my fall decor. With all that nature has to offer, there is no better place to shop than your own backyard.

Hung with purple ribbon, these artichokes provide an alternative to the traditional wreath.

Photo by Just A Girl

Head into the woods to collect some pinecones to create this stunning, low-cost wreath.

Photo by SAS Interiors

Drill holes into a log to make a gorgeous candlelit centerpiece.

Bittersweet in purple vases with mini-pumpkins adds a splash of color to the table.

Don’t have a vase? No problem! Hollow out a squash to form a unique holder for a beautiful bouquet.

Tuck a few multihued leaves into a collection of vases for instant drama.

Use magnolia leaves to fashion a DIY wreath in minutes.

Fill a cloche with Osage oranges and gourds for a colorful and contained display.

More leaves and mini-pumpkins provide beautiful contrast in this fall-inspired centerpiece.

These are only some of the possibilities for using what nature has to offer. Head out and explore your own backyard to see what decorating treasures you can find.

Happy Decorating!

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