Posts Tagged ‘autumn decorating’

Thursday’s Theme: Fall Flower & Plant Arrangement Ideas

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Only one day stands between us and the official first day of Autumn. So today we are sharing some fall flower and plant arrangement ideas that you can DIY quickly, and in most cases, with items around and outside your home.

DIY Pumpkin Vase | A Pumpkin & A Princess

One of the best vessels for holding plants and flowers this time of year is of course, the pumpkin. For an almost-perfectly cohesive look, use craft pumpkins in place of real pumpkins. Or, carve the top of a real pumpkin and clean it out like you would if you were creating a jack-o-lantern. Place flowers and greenery inside – they will look their best if their stems are trimmed relatively short. You could also place a candle inside and surround it with a mini wreath or strand of bittersweets and leaves.

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holder | By Stephanie Lynn

Fall Mason Jar Vases | Anything & Everything: A DIY Blog

Mason jars are consistent stars of DIY projects, and especially when they are painted with autumn colors and filled with flowers, it’s easy to see why. But if you use Mason jars for canning or food storage and don’t have any to spare, painted coffee tins and similar containers offer just as much charm. Even empty wine bottles can be painted and used for single blooms along a table or mantel.

DIY Rustic Flower Vase | Ribbons & Glue

Fall and Halloween DIY Vases

Of course, what we hope you gain from this this post is how “charming” doesn’t have to mean “complicated.” And fall typically offers items right outside your door. Collect pinecones, colorful leaves, twigs and other natural elements, throw them in a glass vase and voila! Instant seasonal style. A ribbon can help spruce up the look, and potpourri will add even more freshness to your indoor living spaces.

DIY Fall Glass Vase | A Kitchen Table For Two

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Home Decorating with Autumn Leaves

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Here in New England, the wait for leaves to turn into their warm, bursting fall colors is full of anticipation and excitement (albeit a little dread for what comes after). As much as we love the leaves outside our homes, we love using leaves inside as home accents. Here are some crafty and creative ways to bring these objects indoors.

Leaf ornaments are perfect for hanging in a window, from a wall hook or for adorning a seasonal wreath. These stained glass leaves are handcrafted, and reflect warm light as the sun shines outside.

Stained Glass Hanging Leaves

You could also frame pictures or images of leaves and create a fresh, nature-inspired gallery wall
in a bedroom, hallway or family room. Go green, or choose earthy colors for a harvest look.

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If you’re already thinking about an autumn centerpiece, use a table runner as a starting point.
Opt for one designed with leafy shapes, or make your own with leaf printed fabric.

Leaf Harvest Table Runner

Incorporate fall’s other favorite symbol, the pumpkin, with the following craft from Good Housekeeping. Stick with classic red, yellow and orange colors, or style with a room’s color scheme in mind.

Cut & Paste Leaves on Pumpkin | Good Housekeeping

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Monday Must-Haves: Fall Table Settings and Decor

Monday, August 7th, 2017

While there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the rest of summer, we don’t blame you for thinking ahead to pumpkins, turkeys, leaves, gourds and all things fall. Today, we are thinking about [fall] centerpieces and tablescapes, and the five must-have home accents to make any autumn occasion comfortable and well decorated (including some suggestions from our Fall 2017 catalog).

1. Table Runner: Forest Friends Table Runner, Crow & Pumpkin Braided Table Runner

A table runner keeps your table and dining room decoratives grounded; use similar colors and textures of the table runner in wall accents and other decor, and keep your table adorned with fall charm even when there aren’t guests surrounding it.

2. Placemats: Autumn Oak & Butterfly Placemat, ©Williamsburg Jacobean Placemat

Especially when matching or coordinating with the table runner, placemats can invigorate your place settings, and in many cases offer two looks in one.

3. Candles: Fall Leaves Pillar Candle

Set a romantic, lighthearted, welcoming, and most of all, cozy mood for Thanksgiving dinner and other events celebrating the harvest season. Add a warm scent or keep it flameless for worry-free accent lighting.

4. Dinnerware: Harvest Melamine Dinnerware

Durable, dishwasher safe and decorative; melamine dinnerware is a must-have for holidays and special celebrations.

5. Floral Touches: Mini Autumn Wreath, Green & Red Berry Stem, Faux Mini Sunflowers

Red and orange flowers, berries, candle rings and other natural touches bring any festive look together. Faux florals are ideal options for keeping a look throughout the fall months, but placing fresh picked flowers into rustic tin vases or a display bowl adds a personal touch that can be swapped out.

Fall Table Settings and Decor | Autumn Decorating

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