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20 In DIY/ home

The coziest fall simmer pot

The coziest fall simmer pot

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This is the coziest fall simmer pot to make your home smell so good and feel warm.

We are heading into fall and cozy season. One of my favorite things to do is simmer a nice simmer pot and make the house smell amazing. This one reminds me of coffee cake or like you are sitting in a cozy coffee house with Rory Gilmore in your favorite cableknit sweater.

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with warm spices like cinnamon and clove and they make a great gift too! (Click here to see my DIY simmer pot gift).

I’ve tried alot of different combinations and recently I started adding coffee beans! The smell is incredible! Not only does it neutralize any odors, but it will make your home smell like your favorite coffee shop and is perfect for fall.

To make the coziest fall simmer pot

You will need:

  • a pot (I like to use this glass simmer pot because it looks pretty too!)
  • coffee beans
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 slices of orange

The coziest fall simmer pot - glass pot with coffee beans, cinnamon sticks and oranges

Directions:

1.) Start by filling your pot with some coffee beans and cinnamon sticks.

2.) Slice two wedges of fresh orange and add to the pot.

3.) Fill the pot about 2/3’s full of water.

The coziest fall simmer pot - glass simmer pot filled with coffee beans, cinnamon and orange slices then filling with water

4.) Put on the stove, bring to a simmer then lower the heat.

5.) Allow to simmer for 3-4 hours, you can add more water as needed to avoid drying out.

Glass simmer pot on stove with coffee beans, orange slices and cinnamon for the coziest fall simmer pot.

 

Linking some things below to re-create a simmer pot and cozy up!

glass simmer pot spices and herbs for simmer pot cinnamon and clove for the coziest fall simmer pot chunky knit gray blanket glass etched coffee mug with gold spoon

the coziest fall simmer pot with coffee beans brown hooded cableknit cardigan rabbit fur sandals

For more cozy fall ideas check out

My pumpkin cold foam coffee

Cozy fall home decor

My pumpkin baked brie

 

 

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A cozy fall simmer pot with coffee beans, cinnamon sticks and orange slices for a hygge fall

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19 In DIY/ home/ home decor

Fall front porch decor that isn’t mums

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

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One of my favorite things to do in fall is decorate my front porch. I love front walkways filled with pumpkins in various colors, fall florals and greens. This year I decided to do something a little different and use all faux so no rotting pumpkins  Scroll down to see this year’s fall front porch decor that isn’t mums. I’ve got a DIY pumpkin topiary and a faux cabbage arrangement.

Tons of fall inspiration

Today I am teaming up with some blogger friends of mine to bring you some more fall inspiration for a Fall Is In The Air Blog Hop.  We’ve got tablescapes, mantle decor, fall hutch decor ideas and more ideas for your home so if decor is your thing, you’re going to want to tag along.

If you’re coming over from Kristy at Kristy Mastrondonas, welcome! I hope you will like it here and decide to follow along for more! Kristy definitely has an eye for decor and a way of bringing people together doesn’t she? Thank you for inviting me to participate in today’s party Kristy!

Pumpkin Topiary

There’s just something that I love about a pumpkin topiary. I’ve been looking at various ones but for a single stack it’s easily over $100. Perfect example, this one below for over $130.

Pumpkin topiary

 

So I decided to DIY a pumpkin topiary myself. I gathered some pumpkins in different colors and sizes and got to work!  I simply just pulled the stems off, added a ring of super glue and stacked each pumpkin on top.

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums pumpkin topiary

fall front porch decor that isn't mums pumpkin topiary

This one topiary cost me about $54 to make, so I got two for still less the price of the one above! And the best part, it’s faux so it won’t rot. I can use year after year.

That’s a smart investment if you ask me 🙂

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums pumpkin topiary and faux cabbage

 

DIY stacked pumpkin topiary

I’m linking some similar things below so you can recreate it!

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Faux Cabbage Arrangement

Ornamental cabbage or kale is so beautiful in baskets on the front porch. I did some real cabbage last year but of course, it didn’t last long. So I decided to search for some faux cabbage. Leave it to Amazon to pull through.

At first when I got these in the mail I wasn’t so sure.

faux cabbage decor on Amazon

But once you open them and fluff out the leaves it is so lush! And this basket is perfect!

faux cabbage decor from Amazon

Tip – I put some rocks in the bottom to weigh it down and clipped the bottom of the stem of cabbage so that it fits nicely.

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

Linking the basket and cabbage below

fall decor basket fall faux cabbabge

For more fall front porch ideas, click here to check out this one from a few years ago!

And if you’re using real pumpkins, click here to see how to make your pumpkins last longer.

As always, I love to see what you create! So be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

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Next up, head on over to Crystal at Sweet Valley Acres for more pumpkin decor!

 

Fall is in the Air Blog Hop

Kristy -Kristy Mastrandonas, Nicolle – Our Tiny Nest, Crystal – Sweet Valley Acres, Tracy-Tracy’s Haven

Kylie – Trueman’s Treasures, Rose – Jenny Wren Design, Missy – Sonata Home Design, Susan – Hen and Horse Design

8 In DIY/ home decor

DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

dIY hot glue painted pumpkins

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Are you ready for an easy fall DIY? Today I’m showing you how I upcycled these pumpkins using hot glue and paint to make a cozy fall tablescape. Scroll down to see how I made these DIY hot glue painted pumpkins. And for more pumpkin inspiration, check out my friend’s posts below because we’ve got a pumpkin roundup!

The first leaf fell off the tree outside and Rick made fun of me because I started transforming our home into all things fall. This past weekend, I lit my fall candles, made a bundt cake and switched up our dining room decor for a fall tablescape. I found these faux pumpkins I had from last year. I wanted a little more of a muted neutral palette so decided to give them an upgrade with glue and paint. Here’s what I did.

DIY hot glue painted pumpkins

You will need:

Using hot glue, I made a few little designs. I had some leftover split wooden beads from my DIY beaded wreath and added those as well. I let them dry completely before painting.

DIY hot glue painted pumpkin DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

Then I painted them using acrylic paint. I did a total of 3 coats, making sure to get in all the nooks and crannies and allowing them to fully dry between each coat.

Look what a little glue and paint can do!!!

DIY hot glue painted pumpkins

I put together this fall tablescape using some decor that I had laying around my house.

DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

 

You can shop some of my decor below

cake stand

candlesticks

amber vases

For more of my favorite fall ideas check out

Best of Fall DIYs, recipes and decor

best of fall diys, decor and recipes  

And for more pumpkin inspired projects, check out my friends posts below!

 

IkornCrafts - Hello Pumpkin Wreath

Anne at Ikorn Crafts is sharing her DIY for this fun mesh fall wreath.

 

Blue Sky at Home - fall-pumpkin-wreath

Carol from Blue Sky at Home is sharing her DIY for this festive pumpkin wreath

Shop at Blu dollar tree diy door decor

Sue from Shop at Blue is sharing a festive Dollar Store Pumpkin Wreath

Adorn the Table-DIY-Pumpkin-Place-Card-Holder

Nicole from Adorn the Table is sharing her adorable pumpkin place card holders

South House Design - Copper and Silver Mini Pumpkins

You’ll never guess how Diane from South House Designs made these metallic pumpkins

Stephanie from Gathered in the Kitchen is sharing the DIY for these adorable farmhouse fabric pumpkins

Fifth Sparrow No More Thanksgiving Centerpiece in a firkin

Kristin from Fifth Sparrow No More created this beautiful fall center piece in a FIRKIN (what’s a FIRKIN?)

Our Tiny Nest DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

Nicolle from Our Tiny Nest shows you how to make these cute pumpkins with a secret tip – click on the photo to find out how easy tip.

A Loverly Life - Decoupage Pumpkin

Juliet from A Loverly Life is sharing her Moondance inspired Decoupage Pumpkin.

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DIY hot glue painted pumpkins

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15 In decor/ DIY/ fall

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

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Fall is by far my favorite time of year! This past week I started adding some fall decor throughout our home. One of my favorite places to switch out the seasonal decor is our fireplace and mantle as it is the focal point of our family room. (You can see my post on how we whitewashed our fireplace here). I am in love with the way my mantle decor came out featuring this  easy DIY fall garland. It was super inexpensive to make too as most of the things can be found at the Dollar Store.

Below I’m sharing my DIY fall garland and mantle decor so that you can

recreate the look too!

DIY Fall Garland

DIY fall garland

You will need:

Directions:

  1. Thread the twine through the eye of your needle and tie a knot at the end.
  2. Using your needle, puncture a hole through the leaf and thread the twine through. Next do the same with your foam pumpkins and acorns. You will need to exert a decent amount of pressure to thread the needle completely though the foam pumpkins and acorns.
  3. Continue with whatever pattern you choose.
  4. Once finished, cut the needle off the twine and tie each end.
  5. Hang on your mantle, windows, doorways, or wherever you’d like.

 

I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

Mantle decor

I chose to go with more of a fall/harvest theme with pumpkins, leaves and flowers vs Halloween since I can keep it up throughout Thanksgiving but you can do whatever you like. And most of my mantle decor was $30 or less!

Click the links or thumbnail photos below to shop!

The farmhouse window panes and boxwood wreath stay up all year long and then I usually just switch out the other pieces as the seasons change.

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

I got the glass vases and faux flowers from the Dollar Store.

I love these black tapered candlesticks which you can leave up throughout

most of fall and winter.

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

 

 

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

Shop my decor

Faux boxwood wreath

Farmhouse window panes

Muted faux pumpkins

Candlesticks

Fall book stack

 

For more fall inspiration check out

My Best of Fall DIYs, Decor and Recipes

best of fall diys, decor and recipes

 

Amazon fall haul

Amazon fall haul

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diy fall garland and mantle decor

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