6 Fall Decorating Tips From An Old Favorite

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Fall is such a popular season. The weather is great, the colors pop, the fires crackle, the drinks mix a little stronger and the home improvement projects are just fun. Whether you’re entertaining guests with the “Great Pumpkin” or waking up someone’s sweet tooth with the enticing scent of cinnamon apples, Southern Living knows best when it comes to fall décor. Wreaths, votives, and centerpieces are just a few items on our to-do list this season:

Corn Husk & Ribbon Wreath

What You’ll Need:

1 pack of tamale corn husks that can be found in the produce section of your local grocery store

A bowl of water

U-shaped florist pins

1 straw wreath in the size of your choosing

2” wise ribbon (wired) and 1” wide ribbon (wired)

The How To:

Tear the corn husk in half lengthwise and soften it in the bowl of water. Fold the husk so that the ends touch and push a florist pin through both ends, attaching it to the wreath. Work one row at a time and repeat until the wreath is completely covered. Add a bow (or two!) with the ribbon and hang where desired with the remaining ribbon!

Apple Votives

What You’ll Need:

1 bag of small apples

12 small votive candles

Paring knife

The How-To:

Remove the stem from the top of the apple. With one hand, hold the votive candle on top of the apple and, with the other hand, trace the bottom of the candle on the apple with a pen. Using a paring knife, cut along the line you just traced on the apple. With a spoon, scoop out the top of the apple and continue scooping out the apple until desired depth is achieved. Push the candle into the apple, light and enjoy!

 

The 10-Minute Fall Apple Centerpiece

What You’ll Need:

Florist Foam

Rectangular basket

Foil

5-7 small flower plants

1 container of river rocks

Small bags of mixed variety moss

1 bag of small apples

Florist picks

The How-To:

Cut the florist foam in half lengthwise and pre-soak it. Cut foil and line the basket, folding the sides to make it fit perfectly. Move the pre-soaked florist foam into the basket on the foil so that it does not leak through the basket. Begin lining flowers, moss, lichens, rocks and apples (break the florist picks in half for each apple) around the foam in desired arrangement.

The reds, yellows and frosted greens of autumn are all endearing and make for beautifully decorated homes. There’s one color…one vegetable, in particular, however, that really pulls Fall festivities together – the orange pumpkin! Need some refreshing ideas on how to incorporate pumpkins in your décor this season?

Check out these borderline genius ideas Southern Living suggests:

The Blooming Pumpkin

Perfect by the fireplace or outside on the front porch! Pick your favorite pumpkin, cut a hole in the top and scoop out the seeds. Line the inside with aluminum foil or a plastic bag and fill with potting soil and plants. Colorful flowers, decorative vegetables and wonderfully scented herbs make for some of the best pumpkin fillers you could ask for.

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Floral Pumpkins

Don’t want to deal with the mess that comes with carving pumpkins? Already have too much orange in the house but still want to incorporate pumpkins? Try poking holes into the flesh of the pumpkin and inserting the stems of flowers! Work your away all around the pumpkin to completely cover it in flowers to add a new pop of color to your décor.

Pumpkin and Gourd Wreath

This may be our favorite wreath yet – such a cute and natural way to celebrate Fall! Pick up a 20-inch foam wreath and cover it in sheet moss using a glue gun. Next, wrap burlap ribbon around the wreath to create the hanger at the desired length. Start by putting florist picks in the bottom of pumpkins and gourds, then pin them onto the wreath to create your autumn delight!

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