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Festive Fruit Centerpiece

I love the look of this citrus fruit centerpiece with the addition of the shiny ornaments.  It's perfect for the holiday season!  BONUS-it's easy and inexpensive too.    What you need: • Metal tiered tray• Florist foam, soaked• Lemons• Limes• Clementines• Blood oranges• Sphagnum moss• Florist pins  Use one third of the florist foam on the top tier and the remaining on the bottom one.  Cover the florist foam with moss, secure with florist pins.  Pierce the fruit with the…

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Natural Fall Tablescape

I have been seeing a lot of people using dried beans and lentils in their fall decorations and I love it.  The natural look is simple and comforting.  You can either go all natural or just add a few things here and there in your decorating.  Here is gorgeous example of incorporating natural elements in a tablescape. Get the how-to here! For more natural tablescaping inspiration check out Chris from Celebrations at Home post here. …

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Pretty Pear Centerpiece

Here is another idea for decorating your fall tables.  Take a break from pumpkins and think about using pears.  Pears add a simple warmth to any setting.  The addition of wheat in this centerpiece really evokes feelings of fall.  This centerpiece would also be perfect for a Thanksgiving table.  BONUS-it's EASY to make! Get the how-to here. …

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Creepy Cooler

How cool is this pumpkin spider cooler?!!?  What a fun and functional way to display your cold beverages at your Halloween parties! Just empty out a large pumpkin and cut in half.  Insert copper tubing and bend for legs.  You could also use pipe cleaners.  Watch a how to video here. …

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Candy Globes

Here is a modern variation on the Candy Trees I posted previously.  They are just as creative and simple to make.  For a centerpiece you could try a grouping in different sizes and heights.  These aren't just for Halloween either.  A gum drop or peppermint one would be great for Christmas! Candy Globes YOU'LL NEED: Styrofoam balls Black spray paint Low-temperature glue gun Assorted candy such as Reese's Pieces, candy corn, black gumdrops, jelly rings and Skittles ASSEMBLE GLOBES 1. Spray balls…

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Modern Pumpkins

Here is another fresh, unique idea for decorating your pumpkins this year.  Look closely at the pumpkins in the picture.  Yes, that's right they are decorated with nail heads!  The neutral colors of these pumpkins provide a modern twist on the traditional orange pumpkins.  The silver and bronze nail heads add an adult flair.  These would be perfect for your adult Halloween parties. You'll need: • Pencil• White or gray pumpkins or winter squash–as many as you want.  I have also…

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Pumpkins on the Vine

Or stem… I just love these homemade pumpkin glass charms.  What a cute way to keep your stemware straight at your fall and Halloween parties!  Cut circles from orange construction paper, cut out the centers, then cut a slit in each center to fit on stem. Darken the slits with an orange marker to show depth.  Cut pumpkin stems out of green paper and glue them onto the orange circles. Snake four pieces of thin cloth-coated florist's wire around the stem of…

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Candy Trees

Here's a craft you can definitely express your creativity with.  What an easy, fun way to decorate your home or party for Halloween.  Candy Trees All you need are styrofoam cones (you can purchase at Michael's or local craft store), hot glue gun and assorted Halloween candies.  You can also wrap the trees in coordinating ribbon.  For a spookier tree, wrap in cobwebs.  The possibilities are endless.   (photo from allyou.com)…

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Door Decor

This season I haven't made a wreath for the front door like I did in the spring.  I found one that I fell in love with and bought it instead.  If I were going to make one it would look like this one.  I love how the flowers and foliage are in sections instead of mixed together.  I think it makes each decoration stand out even more.  You can make a wreath like this with natural items or go to…

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