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Monday, September 22, 2008

Natually And Inexpensively Autumn!

Just a few ideas for a very natural and oh so inexpensive Autumn home!
Turn mini pumpkins into decorative candle holders. Just carve a hole large enough for a tea candle in the top of the pumpkin. Arrange a bunch across a mantle or down the middle of the dining table. Inexpensive and festive too! This also works well with apples of the season too! Create a no sew table runner using inexpensive appropriate for the season colors of (Oranges, browns, golds) felt, cut the material to size with a pair of pinking shears. Lay coordinating ribbons along the center of the runner and secure with double-stick tape or a dab of fabric glue, if necessary. Set a compote or cake stand in the center and scatter leaves, mini pumpkins, and pears and apples down the runner. Fill a pretty ceramic or glass bowl...or, perhaps a wicker basket with sliced and/or whole oranges & lemons, pine cones, nuts, and pieces of evergreen from your yard or local park (Around here, after the windstorm, bits of greens are in abundance). Place the container just inside the front door for a special welcome home. How good it will all smell! Cranberries would also be a lovely addition! Acorns...Fall leaves, either real or faux...let your imagination soar! Swirl a bittersweet vine around a jolly pumpkin for an instant centerpiece. Star anise and dried fruit slices, pine cones, moss, and any other pretty natural elements are also just perfect this time of year.

14 comments:

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Great stuff!! Thx!!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

Such beautiful ideas! Thank you. I love the table runner and the mini pumpkin lanterns. I think I just might make a table runner and try some of those adorable pumpkin candles! Have a great week!
~Erin

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Very pretty! I can just smell the spice candles! And I'm so ready for fall!
Becky

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I have been reading all of your Fall post I love them. Some really good ideas..m...

Sue said...

Oh, I love that table runner. What a great idea.
Hugs,
Sue

Carolyn said...

Great ideas! Those pumpkins with the tea lights are so cool!

Andi said...

What wonderful and creative ideas! I've seen the tea lites in the little pumpkins before but have never tried it. Perhaps now I will.

I just plugged my glue gun in to heat up so I can re-attach some fall leaves to a wreath. The heat in the attic here in Florida causes everything to come "unglued" over the summer. So I always have a craft project to do before I can decorate!

Sheila said...

I like the candles in the little pumpkins. You've given me a great idea!

Sandi McBride said...

You know Sue, I never thought about decorating for different seasons other than Spring and Christmas till I started coming in other Blogging buddies places and you gave me ideas, lol. These are just lovely little pumpkins you have...and I know what I'm going to do, now!
hugs
Sandi

Brenda said...

Very pretty things. Today I put out my things I won from you. Not done yet,but will get some pics when I am.
Thanks, Brenda

Kathleen Grace said...

So pretty! I love the little candles in the tiny pumpkins. Wouldn't those be darling for a party?

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

What great ideas ,I just love fall.
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

Susie said...

Such clever and easy ideas for fall decorating! Thanks for the great tips Susie Q!
xo

Melissa said...

Now I HAVE to get out my fall decorations this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!