Monday, November 9, 2009

Easy Fall Decor

I was out for a walk the other day with the kids and we came across some branches laying on the sidewalk.

I thought I would be helpful and pick a couple of them up and bring them home. I did have an idea as to what I wanted to do with at least one of them.

So we carried the branches home.

Upon arriving at home, I was greeted by my darling husband with a skeptical eye. But, I was not to be discouraged.

I stuck them in the garage and forgot about them for a week. Umm, well not really, since I saw them sitting there right in front of me every time I drove in and out of the garage. Anyway, I finally figured out what to do.

I grabbed a vase I had sitting around.

Some artificial leaves ~ I believe this use to be a garland ~ part of our wedding decorations (10 years ago), but I haven't used them since (at least I don't think I have...)

After some trimming
                       











 and some sliding on,





This is what I ended up with:




EASY and INEXPENSIVE ~ especially now, since just about all fall merchandise is on clearance! What do you think?

Oh, and check this out from Restoration Hardware.  This is the real reason I picked up the branches in the first place and now, I am patiently waiting to do this once I start decorating for Christmas!

And don't forget to go here to be inspired:

DIY Day @ ASPTL


5 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love when we use things that we have ,especially nature, to decorate our homes!! Great job!

Holly said...

Plus, no dried leaves crumbling all over your house!
Great idea...It looks really nice!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I do love the leaves, and Holly's right, the dried leaves make a mess if you bump into them!

Happy Mom said...

When are you coming over to help me with my decor. I love the big projects but the finishing touches is where I fall flat. Awesome idea!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Looks great!