It’s time to let your creative imagination get back to nature. Easy, affordable, and simply beautiful fall arrangements and centerpieces are as close as your yard, local produce market or grocery store, or favorite area of woods. Decorating for fall with natural elements and accents emphasizes the beauty and color of the season.
What is fall without fall fruits, foliage and seasonal nuts? It’s a given they are wonderful ingredients for fall recipes, but boy do they shine in fall arrangements and centerpieces! Let me show you a few ideas that are inexpensive, colorful and beautiful from Better Home and Gardens.
There is something so elegantly simple about an arrangement of magnolia leaves. The deep green leaves contrasted with striking copper brown under tones capture the eye and the essence of fall. I was a goner the minute I saw the magnolia leaves abounding from the copper pail.
Pears, gorgeous pears! How beautiful is this no fuss fall centerpiece? Pears paired(hehe) with nuts and leaves for a fall pop of color is elegance in its purest form.
Take one clear glass vase, six oranges, and five acorn branches and call it WOW! Another way to go would be to take one clear glass vase, six apples of your color choice, five branches from any hardwood shrub or tree, and one can of spray paint. Painting the branches with metallic colors such as gold, silver, bronze, or copper adds to the element of decorative surprise.
Berries, nuts, and pine cones bring a natural grace to the season. Trays, dough bowls, vintage compotes, or even mirror placemats make wonderful display accompaniments. Understated in a most elegant way!
Many harvest moons ago when our kids were not yet teenagers, my family and my best friend’s family would spend Thanksgiving week at our local state park. We rented the lodge- a three bedroom house with a huge fireplace and mantel.
A tradition within a tradition was the kids and my friend’s husband going out on Thanksgiving morning and collecting leaves, pine cones, acorns, and basically anything from nature that they interpreted as beauty. Thank goodness all three of the gatherers had good taste, and no strange or crawling elements of natural beauty were brought back to the lodge. My friend’s husband furnished a pair of mounted deer antlers from his collection as the focal point of the mantel arrangement. I looked forward to gathering morning, seeing what the kids would come back with, and the family time spent decorating the mantel. Memories- the stuff that life is made of! The ideas, combinations, and supplies are in your reach. Nature is the ultimate arts & crafts store!