Friday, October 17, 2008

fall decoration

one of my favorite occasions to decorate for is the fall season and halloween. the best part about it is that you can use nature to help you out. and you're not buying any plastic or garbage that will end up in a landfill. when it's over, just toss it in your compost bin, or throw it in the woods to decompose.
here is what i did:

1-if you are surrounded by trees, you can take a walk right out your door. if not, take a walk to a park or any area that has trees with colorful leaves. collect leaves that look beautiful to you. you can stick to one color or type, or like i did, pick a couple different kinds.

2-use a plate that will work well to hold the leaves. i used a flat glass candle holder plate that i picked up from pier 1 a couple of years ago.

3-cover the plate with a few of the larger leaves.

4-add gourds, small pumpkins or apples. odd numbers of items work the best.

5-fill in with more leaves.

that's it! it takes about 5 minutes to do. you can also add other things such as acorns, pine cones, anything that you'd like.

what's your favorite item to use for fall decoration?


@pril G said...

I got the idea from Martha Stewart: cut a small hole in the top of an apple (big enough to fit a tea light candle). Place the candle into the hole. Put the candles in a large tub of water. Voile: festive floating candles! Check out M.S. Online for an inspiring picture.

brandeye said...

that is a cute idea. martha is my hero.

Anonymous said...

Simple and beautiful! Thanks for reading!