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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.