the Event Essentials

What’s Hot for Fall Decor
September 2, 2007, 9:32 pm
Filed under: Centerpieces and Decor

I just love checking out the Better Homes and Gardens website for neat creative ideas.  This time, I found a great slide show about “What’s Hot for Fall Decor.”  Even though its still in the mid 100’s, I’m so ready for fall to be here.  (My favorite time of the year)

Rustic Elegance


Try a natural theme for a fall table, using items from your yard or a farmer’s market. Here, an interesting leafed branch stands in as a place card with the addition of a tied-on embellishment.

Browns and Pinks


Chocolate brown is hot for decorating! We inserted a small vase into a larger one and filled the space between them with coffee beans. The inner vase can hold flowers. Or insert a pink candle into the center of a vase and fill around it with coffee beans. Try other colors as well to fit with your decor — white, green, blue, or orange.

Candle Arrangements


Get inspired with a candle showstopper. Group nine pillar candles on a table center; soften the base with a foundation of moss for fall or fake snow for a winter look. Wrap the candles in wide ribbon and embellish with hypericum berries, and enjoy all season long!

Chair Decorations


Make your guests feel special by decorating their dining chairs with seasonal adornments. Here, one perfect pinecone hangs from a wide satin ribbon bow.

An Un-Arrangement


Look for a long, narrow platter that fits easily down the center of your dining table. Then fill it with floating flowers, votive candles, or river rock. Or as we’ve done here, grab a few seasonal squash and garnish with a few flower heads and dried or artificial seed pods. How easy!

Leaves and Light


Dress up purchased candles with a sleeve of leaves. We used salal, but any flat leaf would work. Fit a rubber band or pony-tail elastic around the votive and insert the first leaf underneath. Align the leaves, though they’ll probably need trimming to make a clean bottom edge. Finish with a tie of raffia or a satin ribbon. Glue leaves together if desired, for a more permanent decoration.


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love the grouping of candles – it always makes a dramatic statement.

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