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Free Decorating Ideas and Tips by Marlene Alexander

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Autumn Candle Ideas


Autumn is a favorite time of year for many people because the temperatures become more moderate and for home décor enthusiasts, the urge to bring more warmth to their homes becomes evident. One good way to do that is with candles because you can make them over in so many creative ways. 

Here's an easy idea involving three pillar candles ($1.00 each) and three decorative pushpins shaped like leaves ($1.00 per package).

(see odds and ends for push-pin decorating)

The candle plate is actually a rectangular serving dish purchased for $2.00. 

 


 

These hurricane-style vases lend themselves to a variety of ideas.

You will Need:

- Hurricane vases
- Decorative orange “glass” or mini river rocks 
- Orange candles, 2 per package
- Green pillar candle 
- Fabric oak leaves, package of 25


Whenever possible, take advantage of materials you already have on hand. The raffia tie that was used to secure the leaves to the vase was saved from a different box of candles. As it happens, it was just the right size to slip onto the vase. What could be easier?


Keep your eyes open for unusual things to put candles in. This pedestal dish becomes a bowl of “candled” fruit. If you care to burn these, just "pick" one, as needed.






Pedestal dish with stand 
Fruit-shaped candles, package of two.

The candles were packaged with artificial leaves, which add a nice touch to our plate of fruit. 

When it comes to decorating on a limited budget, improvisation is the name of the game and there’s no better place to start that at a dollar store. If you can’t find these exact containers or candles in your local dollar store, use these ideas as examples of what can be done with a few bucks and your own unique sense of Dollar Store Style. 



see also: Thankfully Inexpensive

Leaf Motif 

      Candle Plates

        

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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