As the weather starts to cool outside, we begin our gradual migration to the inside…and we start getting ready for the beginning of the holiday season. This is the time of year when decorating your home is the norm…Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas… But sometimes, all you need is a few simple, yet elegant pops of decorations to bring the season inside.
Here are a few elegant and timeless ideas that will delight you through the entire holiday season.
Ruffled Fall Felt Garland
This garland is such a simple idea, yet elegantly classic. Decorate your mantle with this easy-to-make felt garland. You can use any color felt…orange, brown and/or gold are perfect for the fall. Follow the easy tutorial from Myra at My Blessed Life. Source: Fall Felt Garland – My Blessed Life
Pumpkins are a symbol of fall…not just for Halloween. And there are hundreds of things you can do with them, but here’s an idea you don’t see every day. These pumpkins have been decoupaged beautifully for a classic, almost country look. However, the same process can be used to decoupage with a multitude of paper patterns and colors for ANY decor style. Fun and unexpected! You can find detail instructions from Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict. Source: Decoupage Pumpkins - Confessions of a Plate Addict
Apple Tea Lights
This idea is so simple and can be used year-round. Carefully carve a hole on top of the apple, insert the tea light, and you’re done! You can find tea lights in lots of colors and apples will last several days. That makes this project a beautiful and natural way to decorate ANY tabletop…your coffee table, foyers and dining. Source: Apple Candles - Holiday with Matthew Mead
What can be lovelier than this gorgeous arrangement of nature’s foliage? And it doesn’t even matter if they’re real or silk. Plus, an arrangement like this is incredibly versatile…place it on your coffee table, then use it as your dinner centerpiece, then to the guest bedroom to welcome family and friends. It is sure to evoke holiday charm. Source: HGTV
Custom Fabric Tablecloth
If you’re entertaining buffet style this year, consider making your own custom tablecloth. All fabric stores will have fabrics that have ”fall” inspired patterns. Find one that fits your color scheme and create your own tablecloth. You don’t even have to sew…binding tape (the type you iron) will do the trick for hemming all 4 sides. I LOVE the way this one drapes long to the floor.
Wreath Hung By Ribbon
Wreaths are universal when it comes to holidays. You can use them to decorate for ANY season. And while traditionally we hang them on doors, here’s a simple and elegant way to display a wreath, hung from a ribbon…in front of a mirror. I LOVE this idea, and we all have mirrors! This wreath is made of corn husks! Instructions on how to make it are provided by Martha Stewart. Source: Harvest Wreath - Martha Stewart
I’m totally partial to white pumpkins! I Love them. They’re so classic and vintage. And they’re right at home in any season. These are painted white…which is perfectly acceptable to do. This arrangement of pumpkins and urns works for any holiday and can be embellished with ornaments appropriate to each.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Till Next Time,