It does not cost a fortune to decorate your homes this fall. The materials that I used are extremely affordable and for under $12 dollars, you can impress the pickiest person in the world. It is so much fun and so relaxing to create something out of nothing.
Material that You Will Need ($11.46)
Preparation time: 15 minutes
1 -18” Natural Grapevine Wreath ($3.50)
2 Silk Flowers bunch, purple hydrangeas and sunflower (@$3.00 each= $6.00)
2 small pumpkins ($1.96)
3 branches with green leaves still attached from your garden
Glue gun to glue the materials to the wreath
Attach a covered piece of wire or cord to the back of the wreath to hang it.
Glue the green branches to the wreath with the glue gun (it dies fast)
Set the flowers in whatever direction you want or use my design. Glue them directly to the wreath not on top of the leaves.
Glue the pumpkins.
You are done, it only takes few minutes.
HACK: Make another one and give it to a family member or a friend.
It is somewhat sad that the productions of nature’s beautiful flowers are coming to an end in my garden. Yes, the fall season bring its own colors, and although beautiful tones, the range is not as bright as I love. So, I decided to harvest my last summer flowers for this year and will be looking forward to next spring and summer to plant them and enjoy them again.
As you can see, my last arrangement is a mix of Mexican Sunflower, Zinnias and some berry branches from my Zuni Crape Myrtle tree. They are required to keep me happy during cold and cloudy days until they can no longer shine.
HACK: I will leave this flower arrangement in the container until all the flowers are dried and then I will remove the dried petals and collect the seeds attach at the end. They will become my new plants next year. I will place them in a Ziploc bag, labeled with name and date and store them in a dry place at room temperature.
My proposal to you is, go to your backyard or garden and pick anything that you may like, display in a flower container and enjoy it. Love it!
The other day while I was working on my morning walks, I noticed that there were all kinds of fallen twigs and branches on the ground from all the rain that we been having lately. Suddenly, a light bulb popped out of my brain. Maybe I can collect a few of these natural materials and come up with some sort of fall decoration. Well I did and this is what I came up with.
Materials you will need:
2 empty wine bottles, labels removed
Glue gun or Arts and Crafts glue
Fallen tree bark
Couple of inches of ribbons to wrap around the neck and to make a bow.
1 silk flower desirable, a fall season color. ($1.00)
The only uninteresting work you will do in this project is removing the bottles label.
HACK: Fill the bottles with hot water and then submerge them in a container with more hot water. After 5 -10 minutes, the labels will begin to detach. If you need to do it again, repeat the process.
Let the bottle dry completely and think about what design you want to use.
Since these are natural materials, make sure you clean them well before starting your project with a slightly wet paper towel. There is no wrong or right way to assemble the materials in the bottles. Simply wrap three bark or leaves around them, using the glue gun to attach. On the birch bark, since it was naturally round, I just pull it through the bottle neck down to the middle and secured it with just a dab of glue. Took me a couple of seconds.
The rest is up to you, there is no rule to dictate what you would like, and you can use any material found outdoors that looks interesting to you. Therefore, if you like it, do it. Have fun with it, that’s the primary goal of doing artsy stuff!
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