Friday, August 17, 2007

Easy Fall Decorating Ideas

Easy Fall Decorating Ideas

Welcome Prim Talk Listeners to another great week of wonderful crafting tips and creations! Today I wanted to share some fun and easy tips for decorating your home for the Fall Season! These are super easy and fun crafting ideas that you can do in your spare time or on a lazy weekend.

Fall Candle Decorating

A Treenware Bowl or Prim Bowl
Votive Candles in Fall Scents like Pumpkin or Ginger
Popcorn Kernels in assorted colors
Small mixed nuts and berries
Pine cones and Pine Needles
Essential Oil in a Fall Scent
For a Halloween Decoration you can Use Candy Corn

Simply fill a deep bowl with an assortment of nuts, berries, popcorn kernels, pine cones, pine needles or even fall dried flowers. Next add an assortment of Fall Scented Candles into your bowl. You can use clear glass candle holders if choose or leave your candles floating in your Fall Mixture. Next add a few drops of your favorite essential oils in the fall mixture to add wonderful aroma and scent throughout your house. This is super simple decorating idea and you can even change your fall mixture to a candy corn mixture to adapt your candle decoration to blend into the Halloween season.

With Apple Picking Season Fast upon us I thought I would share some easy Apple Craft Recipes I shared the Apple Wreath last year and I will touch base on this again. Apples are not only a wonderful edition to your Fall Menu planning but they can add a wonderful and beautiful touch to your home d├ęcor also.

Simple Apple Potpourri
Lemon Juice
Apple Slices
Cinnamon Ground
Cinnamon Sticks

Cut 8-10 Medium Apples into slices leaving the seeds in tack. Next pour Lemon Juice over your apples in a bowl, allow them to soak in the Lemon Juice for about 5-10 minutes and then layout on paper towls to dry. Next in a bowl coat well with ground cinnamon and you can even use a little sugar to give your apples a wonderful aroma then place them onto a cookie sheet and place in your oven at 200 degrees for 5 minutes to speed up the drying process. Next just add your apples slices to a Treenware or Primitive bowl and you can add cinnamon sticks for decorations and even dried flowers to add a little contrasting color.

Apple Wreath
Lemon Juice
Apple Slices
Heavy Gauge Wire
Pliers
Cinnamon Ground
Gingham Fabric

Prepare your apple slices are you did above slicing them and baking them in the oven. Now just add your slices to your Heavy Gauge Wire and fill up your wire to the desired length you are looking for. Then using your pliers fasten the ends of your wire together and you can share and bend your wire into either a circle or heart shape. Next using your gingham fabric you can either fill in gaps with bows or add a hanger for your wreath by using gingham ribbon on the top of your wreath! Now you have beautiful and fun and easy to make wreath that will leave a wonderful aroma of Apples and Cinnamon throughout the Fall Season.

Another easy adaption to the apple wreath that my daughters and I did last year was to simply make apple garland by stringing your apple slices onto the wire then adding gingham bows through the wire. We also added cinnamon sticks for a decorative flair and then I hung this from my fireplace. It made a beautiful garland and was so inexpensive to make and my kids had a blast helping me create these. Remember not only are apples yummy and wonderful in apple pies but by using a little creativity and items you have around your home they can become a wonderful craft projects also!

2 comments:

Home Decorating said...

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I Play Outside The Box said...

Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing!