|Posted on October 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM|
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and if you haven't succumbed to buying faux decorations at the dollar store, fear not. I have a few ideas that make use of nature's freebies. For example, the basket above makes for a great centrepiece or hall table decoration. It's easily made by simply winding together vines. I have a neighbour who cuts down his vines at this time of year and I always get some for decorating purposes. This year a friend of mine put the basket together. He used a wire coat hanger to create frame for the bottom 'wreath' and then built up the handles freestyle. Cost? Just a couple of hours creating.
I don't recall the name of this plant - the fruit look lik little pumpkins. I simply plunked a bunch of these twigs into one of my vintage sap buckets et voila. Something to dress up the back yard.
Light up your hallway with this garland clad mirror. I showed a previous post using Chinese lanterns stacked on a cake stand as a table centrepiece but these Chinese lanterns work just as well as garlands instead of traditional autumn leaves. Simple insert a light bulb of stringlighting into each lantern and you're done. They last a long time and could just as easily work for your Halloween decor.