Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall Decorating

Circle of Bounty

Add charm to a wheat wreath with golden maple leaves. Slip the stems of the leaves into the spaces between the wheat heads. This arrangement looks best done in a spare manner so the shapes of individual leaves aren't lost. When the leaves fade, remove them and save the wreath to use again next fall.

Quick Fall Centerpiece
Create a stress-free centerpiece by setting several pumpkins or gourds on the table. This arrangement contains them on a long white platter, but a low basket or tray would work just as well. Garnish with a few leaves, berry clusters, or flowers to add a bit of color and texture.

Go for Green
Summer's big color gets bright and intense in fall. The hot chartreuse of Granny Smith apples declares the effect. Nest a stocky candle in the middle of a glass salad or punch bowl filled with green apples. No need to use a tall candle; simply elevate a short one with a candlestand or aluminum can. Then hide the stand with apples.

Branch Out
Fall branches make wonderful -- and cheap -- decorations for your home. Look for interesting shapes with leaves, acorns, or berries.

These are all Ideas from Better homes and gardens website:


Raven_Nightwind said...

Good ideas

Domestic Witch said...

I love all the fall stuff you've been doing. You always do a good job decorating at your house too, although you don't have to change too much from your everyday style!! haha!