Odds and Ends
Beauty and the
When the nights turn
cooler and leaves start thinking about what color to wear for
their annual show, we start thinking about cozying up our indoor
spaces with an eye to a fall palette. Whether you are using
all natural finds, man-made materials or even a blending of the two,
you can't go too far wrong when using earthy elements like
pinecones and leaves.
Pinecones are always
visually appealing objects to bring indoors. Try them in different
containers, accented with fabric leaves. We laid this thin
rectangular vase on its side to line the back of it with the leaves before putting
the pinecones in. Vases at Dollarama start at $1 each and
there's usually a good selection to choose from. Fabric leaves
come in packages of about 20 leaves in different sizes for $1.
This harvest centerpiece was
created with a rectangular handled basket, two autumn candle rings
used as a base, an autumn pick and some fanciful
dollar store gourds . Total cost, $8.
Four dollars and an assist from Mother Nature
produced this display. This vase
and three berry-laden "twigs" are all from
Dollarama and cost $1 each but it all began with two small fallen branches that
took our fancy. Style can be arbitrary so play around with your
finds until you've
created a thing of beauty in your own eyes.
Please see Easy
to Make Crafts for more fall decorating ideas.