Get these tips for Styling Shelves and a How-to for an Easy DIY Fall Shelf Decor piece of Art for under $1!
I’ve been sharing some design tips for how I decorate during the Fall Season. I started off with Textiles, then yesterday I shared some basic home decor options. But today I have the world’s easiest DIY Fall Shelf Decor for you! Like literally it takes a few seconds, and to be honest I never thought of doing this until I was walking through Hobby Lobby with my daughter the other day. We are going to frame some scrapbook paper! But that’s not all I have for you. I’ve also teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you over 20 Fall DIY Ideas!
See that picture frame right there? That’s what we are going to talk about today! You just need a few things to make this happen. To be honest I’m not even sure this deserves a tutorial, but let’s humor the tired blogger mmmmkay? ;)
Supplies for DIY Fall Shelf Decor:
- Black Picture frame, matted (preferable where the glass is not touching the mat)
- Scrapbook Paper
- About 2 minutes of your day
How to Make DIY Fall Shelf Decor
Cut scrapbook paper to size need for your frame. Frame it. And put it on the shelf. Whelp… this paragraph technically needs to be a little longer for SEO and all… so here’s some tips.
When looking for scrapbook paper, find something with texture. I love this brown paper that almost has a leather look to it. It was available in several different colors. I even traced a leaf onto one, but it just didn’t quite look right on my shelf so I went with just the scrapbook paper. Which is even easier. But here’s a peek at how the tracing turned out in case you want to do something similar!
How to Style a Fall Shelf
Alright… since we got that difficult part out of the way, let’s talk about shelf styling. I thought I’d share my process with you on How to Style a Shelf since you’re already here! Let’s walk through the process…
Anchor the bottom shelf
I always start at the bottom, especially if your shelves go all the way to the floor. And if they do in fact go to the floor I like to add something a little “heavy” to that shelf. You want your eyes to go up, so you don’t want too many things distracting people from doing just that. So start simple and big on the bottom.
Add Large Items to Remaining Shelves
Once the bottom shelf is taken care of I add large items to the remaining shelves. You want to essentially have a focal point on each level and then work around that!
Fill in the Gaps
After the larger items have been placed we can fill the empty spots with your decor items. Think decor pieces, greenery, etc. Since this is Fall I went with some Fall related items and books.
Create Shapes on Bookshelves for Visual Interest
Now it’s time to fill in the spaces between the larger items. Smaller bowls, figurines, candlesticks, etc.
Add Decorative Accessories for Shelf Styling
The small details are what really makes a shelfie. I added some gourds in the bowl, faux stems in the vases and basket, and wooden beads for added interest.
And now you have a gorgeous decorated shelf. Just a few additional tips. Try to create triangles and diagonal lines with similar colors and textures. Don’t let their be a vertical break in your decor or it can look like columns of decor, keep things crossing those center vertical lines.
Don’t forget to check out the other DIY projects my friends are sharing below!
DIY Fall Acrylic Abstract Landscape Painting at The Happy Housie
Five Fun Fall Arrangements at Finding Silver Pennies
How to Make a Dried Floral Wreath at the Tattered Pew
DIY Painted Pumpkins that Look Like Cement at Modern Glam
How to Make a Doormat with a Cricut at The DIY Mommy
DIY Fall Sign at Clean & Scentsible
Scrap Wood Fall Pumpkins at Tatertots and Jello
Macrame Garland at Life is a Party
DIY Abstract Art Our Best Tips at The Handmade Home
Modern Fall Lunaria Wreath at This is Simplicite
Painted Mason Jars at Dans le Lakehouse
Fall Macrame Wreath at Place of My Taste
Easy DIY Fall Shelf Decor at Cherished Bliss
DIY Glitter Pumpkins at Lolly Jane
DIY Rustic Fall Flower Arrangement at Pretty Life in the Suburbs
How to Make a Handmade Clay Bead Garland at My Sweet Savannah
DIY Rustic Wood Centerpiece Box at She Gave it a Go
How to Make a Fall Wall Hanging at Cassie Bustamante
Elegant Fall Flower Arrangement at Rambling Renovators
Blush Fall Hoop Wreath Tutorial at Chrissy Marie Blog
DIY Blue and White Chinoiserie Pumpkins at Jennifer Maune
Cassie Bustamante says
I know I tell you every time I pop over, but GAH I just love your style. The shelves look amazing!
Gorgeous styling and I love the colors! I may have watched your reel on IG a few too many times. lol! It was so cute!
Ashley Stringfellow says
I love those beautiful fall colors together. Great styling! pinned.
Beautiful! LOVE all the textures and the muted colors you used.
Great fall DIY idea for decor! Fall is the weather when bright and vibrant colors play a pivotal role in uplifting the mood. Hence, the décor should consist of colors like yellow, orange etc. You did it very nicely!
Thanks for the creative solutions!
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You’re providing some design advice for the fall decorations I use. We may build and renovate our home according to your ideas.
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Really, until I was in Hobby Lobby with my kid the other day, I had never considered doing this.
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