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20 Fall Pinterest Decor Trends You Should Avoid

Candy Corn Wine Bottles

These ombre wine bottles that are color dipped to resemble candy corn end up looking more tacky than festive. The idea behind these isn’t terrible, but in reality, the bright colors make something that’s supposed to look classy into something that looks like it would work better in a kindergarten classroom. Instead, wrap your wine bottles in twine, lace, or burlap for a significantly more chic effect.

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Glitter Gourds

Oh, glitter. The herpes of the crafts world. Don’t get me wrong, I am not anti-glitter across the board, but when people start covering entire pumpkins and other gourds in glitter, it becomes too much. Glitter can look very classy in small doses, so instead of overdoing it, try covering acorns in glitter and putting them in a vase or adding a glitterized initial (such as that of your last name) to your pumpkin. Less is more!

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Autumn Trees

Christmas trees are festive and beautiful, but autumn trees just seem like a sad attempt to celebrate Christmas way too early. Unless you don’t plan on putting up a Christmas tree at all, why would you want to put in all the effort to trim not one, but TWO trees? Isn’t one enough? Plus, you can do many other beautiful things with autumn leaves that don’t involve attaching them to a tomato cage, such as spray painting them gold and hanging them on a garland.

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Turkey Wreaths

Your autumn wreath is usually the first thing guests see when they walk up to your house, so you want to make a good impression. The wreath sets the standard for the rest of your home decor, so do you really want their first impression to be a turkey staring back at them? Probably not. A better idea is to use berries, pinecones, fallen leaves, wooden letters, and burlap to create your own unique style.

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Handprint Turkeys

The only exception to this rule is if the piece is a handprint turkey that your kiddo brought home from preschool. Otherwise, if you want your children to create some festive crafts, try to avoid the cliche handprint turkey. It’s been so overdone in recent years, and there are many other gorgeous crafts out there that your kids can easily create. Assist them in doing leaf rubbings on construction paper or creating a cute owl out of a pinecone.

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Pumpkin Bowls

I wholeheartedly support serving chili or soup in hollowed out pumpkins, but if that pumpkin bowl is going to be sitting out for a while, it’s going to start looking and smelling gross. So, if you want to put some candies or other small items in an autumn-themed bowl, create one using fallen leaves, mod podge, and a balloon. You can find the full instructions on Pinterest, and this beautiful bowl will take your decor to the next level of class.

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Candy Corn Candles

We started with a candy corn craft, so we’ll end on one too! For reasons unknown, some people thought it would be a good idea to fill vases with candy corn and top them with a candle. Of all the things to decorate candles with, why candy corn? Spray-painted acorns or stones are a much better alternative, or you can simply wrap cinnamon sticks and ribbon around your candles to give your house the perfect aroma that it needs. 

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Painted Toilets

Is nowhere sacred? If you want a Halloween themed bathroom, decals may work, but no one wants to look at a creepy clown face when they go to pee. Some Pinterest ideas even have you putting paint on the lid – also not too smart. What if it dribbles down?

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Floral Rain Boots

Rain boots are a necessity, but that doesn’t mean you need to pull them out and put flowers in them. You don’t want to put water inside, and if you do that, you’ll have to figure out a way to clean them once the flowers begin to decay.

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Marbled Pumpkins

It isn’t that this looks tacky, but it's more of the fact that marbling stuff is insanely difficult. When you marble something, you put a layer of paint above the water, dip the object in, and then swirl it as you pull it out. Sounds easy, but it really isn’t. You’ll get paint everywhere, and the pumpkin will be a colored muddy mess.

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Plastic Pumpkin Tower

Plastic pumpkins aren’t attractive no matter how you paint them. It may seem like a good idea at first, but these plastic pumpkins will blow down with any strong wind. That’s ignoring the fact that they just look tacky.

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Pumpkin String Lights

String lights are bordering on tacky, to begin with, but pumpkin ones are so much worse. The little plastic decoration reads kitschy and will clash with your other décor even if it’s pumpkins, too.

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Wooden Pallets and Crates

Don’t DIY any random wood you find laying around outside. Bringing something like that in or around your home is dangerous since it could be treated with chemicals that are harmful to children and pets.

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Decorative Caramel Apples

We’re going to stand in the camp that you should never make décor that looks like food. Somewhere, someone will mistake this for actual food and try to take a bite out of it. They’ll then get a bite of paint, which can be toxic.

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Surgical Glove Party Favors

Talk about waste – these surgical glove party favors won’t be a huge hit. The idea is cute, but the casing is expensive and wasteful. Either put out a big bowl for people to grab what they want or just put it in cheap little plastic bags.

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Popcorn Candles

Who loves the smell of burnt popcorn? Unless you don’t plan on using the candles, don’t use this type of decoration. Not only will it smell bad when you get down to the food, but it may also end up popping. Note: that last statement is untested, but who knows?

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Melted Crayon Pumpkins

The melted crayon idea seems like a good idea until you start burning your pumpkin while trying to melt the wax. You can use paint for the same effect, but we suggest using non-toxic paint for any pets that want to lick the paint.

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Halloween Yarn Garlands

Something about these little yarn puffs attracts a ridiculous amount of dust. They’re a bane for anyone that has allergies. If the kiddos make them, then hang them, but otherwise, pass onto something that won’t collect allergens.

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Velcome Mat

We’re not going to lie – this seems like a pretty cute idea to begin with. The only problem is that how will the paint set? You could be tracking in paint into your home that will stain. Instead, it may be best to find a novelty welcome mat online.

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Mason Jar DIY

Mason jars never look good painted. It seems like something that belongs in a child’s art classroom rather than a finely decorated home. Instead, use fall foliage with a little straw twin. If you want a pop of color, fill it with something that signifies the season.

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