Fall decor does not have to be complicated or expensive. Using a bag of faux pears from Hobby Lobby and branches from a tree I created 8 fall pear stems for only $2.50!
I LOVE fall, and being that this is our first fall at the farmhouse I have been really excited to decorate. However, real life hit and when September rolled around we found ourselves in the middle of restoration projects; AKA no extra time or money.
I have been finding ways to add simple and affordable fall touches around the house. When I saw that my friends Tanya (@thecozynestof_diy) and Hope (@withhopeandgrace) made DIY pear stems I knew I needed to make these for our home too! I used pears from Hobby Lobby that came in a pack of 16 for only $5. I bought them when they were half off, but they also have a 40% off coupon on their website!
This DIY could not be any easier! All you need is faux foam pears and tree branches. You could use hot glue as well but I skipped this step. I chose to leave my pears green, but you could use some paint to get a different look.
How to make fall pear stems:
Step 1: Cut branches from a tree. Mine were about 6inches to a foot, but you can make your stems as long or short as you like.
Step 2: Remove the stems from the pears by gently pulling them out.
Step 3: Pinch the end of a stem off to leave about a half inch of bare stem before the next set of leaf nodes. Optional: Apply a small dab of hot glue to the tip of the stem.
Step 4: Gently insert the tree stem into the pear where the faux stem was removed.
Step 5: Repeat as desired. I added 1-2 pears per stem.
Don’t throw away the scraps, yet!
I used a few of the pieces I plucked off the main stems to make more realistic looking individual pears as well. I simply put the little branch with a couple leaves still attached in place of the old stem. This gave the appearance of a pear that had been picked straight from the farm.
Time to Decorate
Once all my stems were completed, I simply tucked them in a bowl that was filled with dried eucalyptus. You could also add these to a vase, basket, or dough bowl.. the possibilities are endless!
It doesn’t get any easier than that, am I right? This entire project took me about 15 minutes from start to styled. Better yet, it only cost me $2.50. You can’t beat that!
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you found this simple fall DIY helpful and leave feeling inspired to create affordable fall decor for your home this season.
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