Simple Fall Decorations: Fill Lanterns With Pumpkins

by Dagmar Bleasdale on September 10, 2016

Simple Fall Decorations: Fill Lanterns With Pumpkins, DagmarBleasdale.com

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I’m starting to decorate our porch for fall.

I already showed you the easy fall wreath I made for our front door, and yesterday I had a quick DIY idea I want to share with you.

I have these two lanterns that I bought at Goodwill a while ago and like to decorate with, but they have a white tree in them that lights up, so they are clearly meant for winter or Christmas decor.

Simple Fall Decorations: Fill Lanterns With Pumpkins, DagmarBleasdale.com

Simple Fall Decorations: Fill Lanterns With Pumpkins, DagmarBleasdale.com

Simple Fall Decorations: Fill Lanterns With Pumpkins

You might have similar lanterns, and I’ll show you an easy way to update them so you can use them for your fall decor.

From previous years, I already had all of these little pumpkins and fall potpourri, and I decided to pile them into the lanterns to hide the trees.

Simple Fall Decorations: Fill Lanterns With Pumpkins, DagmarBleasdale.com

Just use what you already have — or pick up a lot of pine cones in your neighborhood.

I actually added acorns that I’ve been collecting when we are waiting for Landon’s school bus in the morning.

img_8251-2I had to work around hiding the plastic trees, but by using the leaves first and then piling on the little pumpkins and pine cones, etc., I hid the trees, filled the lanterns, and closed the door.

lantern with fall decor, DagmarBleasdale.com

Your lantern might not have anything like the plastic tree inside of it, which make this update even easier.

lantern with fall decor, DagmarBleasdale.comSo instead of not being able to use my lanterns, I was able to update them so I could make them part of my fall decor this year.

Simple Fall Decorations: Fill Lanterns With Pumpkins, DagmarBleasdale.comlantern with fall decor, DagmarBleasdale.comI’m looking forward to showing you how I decorated our whole home for fall!

Simple Fall Decorations: Fill Lanterns With Pumpkins, DagmarBleasdale.com

Simple Fall Decorations: Fill Lanterns With Pumpkins, DagmarBleasdale.comWhat is your favorite idea for simple fall decorations?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

mary September 22, 2016 at 10:40 AM

What a clever idea! I love how the pumpkins look in the lantern!

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Charlene Asay September 14, 2016 at 3:36 PM

I love these little lanterns. They are perfect for decorating.

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Tania September 11, 2016 at 9:50 AM

Great idea! I can’t wait to see the rest of the home tour :o)

Tania

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Kate September 11, 2016 at 9:30 AM

I bought an inexpensive bag of filler pumpkins, gourds leaves and acorns. I added a few pinecones I cleaned from my backyard and a few sticks of cinnamon. It looks great! I really like your lantern on the porch. It looks so pretty!

Kate | The Organized Dream

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Wanda McHenry September 10, 2016 at 10:17 PM

I really like that!!

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