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Straw bale decoration do it yourself: Craft ideas and suggestions for beautiful and cool autumn decorations

If you want it to be really rustic with a farm flair, you can complement your autumn decorations with straw or hay bales. And here we mean not only the classic large ones that you can use for the outdoors, but also small straw bales with which you can decorate the interior and, for example, the dining table. We have some pretty ideas with instructions for you, which you can recreate for a straw bale decoration.

Table decoration do it yourself with square bale and flowers

Straw bale decoration with arrangement of white autumn flowers and ivy

A craft idea could hardly be easier! Get a bale of straw or hay in the desired size and a few flowers and you can make the decoration with straw bale itself. The decoration idea is not only suitable for the table, but can also be used to decorate the entrance area, for which you can also take a larger bale of straw or hay. But inside it is recommended to use a base, so that the straws do not fall directly on the table, but are caught.

Make straw bale decoration yourself with flowers on a tray

Then you can simply put artificial flowers or dried flowers in any arrangement in the bale until you are satisfied with the combination. Of course, typical autumn flowers are a better choice. A Leaves and twigs are also good, as well as berries, fruits and pine cones.

Straw bale decoration for outside with artificial geraniums

If you want to use real cut flowers for this decoration idea, then also take plug-in foam to help. Place it in a container of the desired size for the arrangement, after cutting it, and put the flowers in it. Moisten the foam.

Straw bale decoration for autumn wedding

Straw bale decoration for wedding for the table or dessert table


Actually, a wedding in the fall is perfect after all! The heat is finally over and you can enjoy the day so much better, don’t you think? Add to that the romantic charm of autumn with its warm colors and decorating possibilities. If you have an autumn wedding planned, why not take advantage of a straw bale decoration to create just the right atmosphere.

Puristic and rustic at the same time with gray hay bale on the porch

Aside from being wonderful to sit on (with fabrics as a base so nothing stings), they also make great table legs, for leaning signs, or as table decorations if you use mini straw bales.

Fall is the time for Halloween!

Straw bale decoration for Halloween - make a Frankenstein, spider and mummy


And hay bales are just the perfect base for cool Halloween decorations for the garden. You can color them with spray paints, but you can also wrap them with fabrics. Then add the necessary other elements to craft the particular figure as a straw decoration:

  • For example, you can get seams like Frankenstein’s monster by painting popsicle sticks and gluing them together.
  • A mummy you simply wrap with thin fabric, such as a bandage or but with toilet paper.

Idea for Halloween with painted round bales

  • Thin fabric is also suitable for ghosts. In this case, it is best to choose a round ball, over which you will then the fabric.
  • For spider legs, use floating noodles.
  • Mouth, eyes, noses (and gladly the already mentioned seams) and Co. can be quickly and easily cut out of foam rubber and tinker. This material is also waterproof, which is perfect for a garden decoration.

Small scarecrows on bales and fairy lights.

Mini bales with scarecrows for the garden or house

Garden, table, mantel, windowsill – all these areas you can decorate with such a straw bale decoration. Get small scarecrows (or make your own) and just put them on small bales of hay. That’s all you need to do! You can glue the figures with hot glue or pin them with wire in a place that is not visible.

Straw bale decoration with fairy lights for indoors and outdoors

For the evening hours also look gorgeous fairy lights. Use LED fairy lights that you wrap around the bale or form a lettering with their help. Nevertheless, do not leave the illuminated hay bale decoration unattended.

Straw bale decoration for the entrance area

Front door decoration with small bales as frame and bucket with autumn flowers

It is even easier to simply place large bales on the terrace, in front of the front door or in the garden to display other decorative elements on them. Use the bales to place flower pots or pumpkins on several steps, for example, and combine them with plaques, signs, scarecrows or whatever else you can think of that fits autumn. Or how about decorating the front of the straw bale decorations with garland?

Straw bale decoration with pumpkins for autumn and Halloween

And for Halloween, you can temporarily replace the decorations with carved pumpkins and other spooky decorations.

Romantic with wrought iron lettering

Hay bale decorate with wrought iron and foliage leaves

Wrought iron is always a great decorative idea and even more so for a decoration with hay bales. You can have a blacksmith specially make a lettering for you. It is best to add small skewers that you can stick directly into the straw or hay. Alternatively, you can also make your own lettering for the straw bale decoration. For this, you simply use wire, which you then bend to shape. You then simply tie the letters to the hay or you still wrap wires here and there, which you leave sticking out at the back to be able to stick the letters into the side of the bale.

Decorate dresser autumnally with mini hay bales, pine cones and silver pumpkins

Entrance decorate for autumn

Entrance area autumnal decoration with planted barrels, bales and pumpkins