November – Fall Decor
November 12, 2009 § 2 Comments
Here are a few fall decor ideas that should cost $10 to $25 and take 5 to 10 minutes to put together. The items can be found near by at your grocery store, craft store, or local discount retailer.
If you already have your versatile Apothocary Jars, like everyone should, you just need some large rustic potpourri ($10) to evoke the fall feeling. Or make your own with mixed nuts with the shells on and cinnamon sticks. The small gourds were $1 each.
Here is one Table three ways. This table shows natural, muted tones for an elegant, subtle effect. The runner is white linen finger tip towels that I owned lined end to end. You could use white napkins or fabric remnant. I added votives in their own glass holders ($5) a beaded garland ($5) glass pumpkin ($5 on sale after Halloween) the flowers, gourds, and artichokes averaged $1-2 each. For flowers I recommend choosing larger blossoms in colors that coordinate with your decor. Orchid blossoms are also a nice sophisticated touch.
Here is the same table with a more colorful theme. The runner is topped with glass containers filled with a pillar candle surrounded by mixed nuts with shells on. Glass containers can be found at the $1 store and the nuts cost $2.50. The cake stand I owned is topped with a candle surrounded by pears and faux leaf floral picks ($1 ea.). You could also use an upside down bowl or pot with a plate on top. The mini pumpkins were $1 each.
Here is a third option that is quick and painless. Take your fruit bowl(s) set them on the table ($8 for fruit). Add fall leaf floral picks ($1 each), candle ($4) surrounded by nuts ($2.50)in glass, and mini gourds ($1) and your done. There are multiple variations on this theme. You could mix fruit and nuts in a large low bowl with the candle in the middle. You could surround the candle in glass with one type of nut in a shell (i.e. only walnuts), tie a ribbon around glass, use three in a row.
Please comment if you are interested in any resources for these items or other decor ideas.