Entry #2836, September 15, 2013
It’s time to start thinking about fall decorating! Oh the crunch of leaves under our feet, the crisp clean air that drifts in through open windows, and the smell of bonfires burning just make me mellow and content. Renewed by the cool breezes, it seems a perfectly logical time to renew our homes, as well. Decorating our homes for fall can be so easy, inexpensive and fun – just use nature’s bounty! Here are some great tips to decorate your home this season from the offerings of mother nature.
Decorating Your Fall Home With Organic & Natural Elements
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Take a Hike:
There is no better way to wind down with the family then by taking a wooded walk. Have the kids each bring a bag or knapsack and ask them all to collect items from the woods. Tell them that everything will work – such as pinecones, leaves, sticks, acorns, and even pebbles.
Once you are refreshed and invigorated from your walk, pour out everyone’s findings and begin to brainstorm. Here are a couple ideas, but be creative and come up with more yourself.
Make a Wreath:
One great thing to do with all those leaves is to press them flat in a large book for a couple nights. Once dry, you can glue the leaves onto a simple grapevine wreath that can be bought at any craft store. Using your hot glue gun, cover the wreath with leaves and fill in any blank spaces with acorns, pinecones or ribbon.
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Make a Centerpiece:
The perfect fall centerpiece doesn’t have to be perfect at all! Line the center of your table with burlap, making a nice rustic runner. Then fill three large glass vases or urns with all your findings. For example, pour pebbles on the bottom of the urn, followed by layers of acorns, and leaves – keep repeating this pattern until the vase is full.
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Voila! Line these up along the center of the burlap runner and you have the perfect table scape.
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