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Falling for Fall

DIY Day @ ASPTL


Happy DIY day. Fall is in the air around our parts of Texas. I am catching glimpses of its glory in the cool crisp mornings. Since we were all blessed with a three day weekend, I decided to get out my fall decorations. One of my favorite places to decorate for fall is in the dining room. The long table almost begs for a little bit of fall.

Here is what it looks like now:


My arrangement was bought in Canton, the large candle holders and candles are from Hobby Lobby, and the cheetah table runner is simply unfinished material...how easy is that?



To get the Fall look, I started with an untwisted grapevine wreath:



I wove it around my candlesticks (all of my decorations are 4 years old...which is a pretty good bargain when you can re-use them year after year-they all were bought w/ 40% off coupons at Hobby Lobby)


Then my daughters and I added a pre-made swag that has leaves, and berries, and fruit:








Next, we added 2 strands of fall leaves and then we tucked in little pumpkins:













I also added some of those raffia pumpkins. They were a bit too orange so I added a little burnt umber paint to antique them a little bit:






I may add some more candles in the crystal candlesticks some day:

And ta-da:


It's all ready for fall!


12 comments:

randee said...

how beautiful!

ilovemy5kids said...

Gorgeous Girl! I love FALL! LOVE IT! I wish we could get some Fall weather down here!

Blessings to you!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Kristi - Your table arrangement is so lush! I love all the accents and they way they blend together. What a great idea to use the Burnt Umber to soften the pumpkin. I used it recently on my lavabo. It just works wonders. Hey, maybe it would "soften" those wrinkles on my face!

Have a great day.

Charla

Tracy said...

Beautiful Kristi! I love it. Fall decor is so much fun. Thanks for showing step by step how you did this. = )

Blue Creek Home said...

I love a long arrangement on a long table. It's just lovely.
You are ahead of me! I must get my fall boxes out!
Rhonda

Erica said...

Looks incredible! Brea saw it and said, "They're getting ready for fall, huh!"
I always love to see your decor!

Christina said...

It's beautiful!

The table we have, we use and I have to remove my table runner to be able to fit plates on it. :/ I'd love to have something like you made though.

Oh and I can't wait to go to Canton next month. Yippee!!!

Sheri said...

Oh that's so beautiful. We homeschool at our dining table so I don't think I could get away with that, bummer.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

BEAUTIFUL friend!!! :-)

Debra said...

Lovely......simply, quite lovely. Now will you come do mine? tee hee

Lovin you my friend.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

So beautiful!

Susan said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!!

Did you contact my friend yet?

Hope you guys have a great weekend♥