Tips- Hints- Ideas- Reminders
To Be Kind to Your Budget
"Use Whatcha Got Ladies"
And Still Indulge Your Passion for Seasonal & Theme Decorating
Fall is the absolute BEST SEASON for fabulous decorating
Why stress out over something so easy to handle
- First, retrieve on hand supplies in storage: BASKETS, CRATES, CHURNS,buckets
- Locate your stash of good dried materials you used last year
- Inventory your own yard and garden for things that are great when dried- grasses, branches
- Do you have basic spray paint colors left from earlier projects...a little paint = easy spruce up
- Don't forget Fall Accessories like: Rakes, Hoes, Shovels and hand garden tools
*What qualifies as NATURALS?
- Pine Cones [ & other varieties]
- Bare Gnarly Branches like Sweet Gum
- Ornamental Squashes
- Pumpkins...fresh from the market they have quite a long life... you can EVEN PAINT THEM
- Pecans...and Walnuts, Hazlenuts, Choose your NUTS
- Stones, Pebbles,
- Fresh Vegetables...Onions, Potatoes, - Mangos, Pomgranates , Egg Plants, Avocados etc.,
- Garlic Blooms, Driftwood, Leaves/magnolia, Laurel, Bay leaves, vines
Do you have a hanging wire basket, an unusual bowl that shows off
fresh fruit? Pile them high with a variety of your produce when you
do your grocery shopping-mix it up
Question: Is it worth the effort doing all this decorating for such a short 'season'?
Answer: Make it a longer Fall decorating season by getting started in early to mid September-the naturals last practically forever.
Question: "How in the world do I decorate with fresh fruit and vegetables?"
Answer: Fill your unique wooden bowls, baskets or clear glass containers with them. Baskets, Bowls, all kinds of containers are just perfect - take a sweet little hammered aluminum basket and pile high with your yellow onions.
You don't have to plan a shopping day to hit the malls
and the big (wonderful as they are) Craft Stores
Please don't feel guilty about not using all fresh flowers-
dried materials are [Are you weary of hearing this? sorry}
Just another kind of beauty girls!
And many of these materials not only do NOT have to be discarded but are simply used up
(fruits, nuts, Onions, vegetables]
Old Feed sacks
Freshly Cut Garlic Blooms
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