Fall has been a traditional time of harvest celebration since the days when most people grew their own crops. Today the theme continues even in towns and cities. #decorating for harvest means celebrating the plenty of the season and heralding the change from summer to winter. To many, it also is a festive time to usher in the holiday season.
Here are three tips and idea for your fall harvest decorating this year.
1. Charming Frames
Chances are, you have picture frames stored away in various places in your home. They make popular gifts, and many of us end up with more than we need. If not, you can often find them for very little money at second-hand stores and even major retailers.
You can make fall harvest decorations from these ordinary frames. Lightly glue pressed leaves and/or flowers onto a blank white background, such as a piece of card stock, and insert it into the frame. If you are fortunate to have frames with two pieces of glass, you can achieve a floating leaf lood by sandwiching it between the glass.
These look nice on a table, mantel, wall, or anywhere you want to bring the #autumn in.
Another note on frames – using a hot glue gun, you can attach acorns, seed pods, and other autumn odds and ends to the frame itself.
2. Natural Vases for Fall Bouquets
You may not have considered this before, but autumn brings all sorts of interesting fruits and vegetables that you can use as vases for fall arrangements.
The best kinds of vegetables and fruits for this type of decoration are those with a long shelf life, such as squashes, gourds, and apples. But you can certainly think outside the box if you’re only going to have the decoration up for a few hours. In that case, why not try citrus peel cups and even hollowed out pears. Basically, you slice the top off the vegetable or fruit of your choice, and then dig out the flesh to the depth you need. You can then fill it with water and flowers, or use floral foam.
3. Gourds and PumpkinsAll those inexpensive little gourds and pumpkins are readily available in the fall. Gather lots of them and make a wreath using hot glue and a circular base, such as grapevine or a foam craft ring. Another idea is to arrange gourds on a cake plate, or pile them on a tiered try. You can even make a garland of small gourds, stringing them on fishing line or upholstery thread.