Across the country the air is turning to crisp, people are pulling out their sweaters and trees are exploding with color. No matter where you live, you can bring that fall feeling to your table with a little creativity and a lot of fun with a few simple decorating tips.
Make Your Own Fall Leaves
Let's take a trip back to grade school! We're going to make fall leaves for the table. All you need is some wax paper, crayons, a grater, and a warm iron.
Look for fall colors in your crayon box like browns, oranges, reds and yellows. Then grate them onto a sheet of wax paper. Once you're done put another sheet of wax paper on top of this, cover the wax paper with brown paper and run a warm iron over-you don't want it to be crazy hot-just warm enough to melt the crayon wax between the sheets of wax paper. Next take a maple leaf cookie cutter, and trace around to create a leaf shape. If you're a really good artist, you can just sketch it. Then all you have to do is cut out the leaf, and you're done. Instant fall leaves without any help from Mother Nature!
Dress Up Your Table With This Fall-Inspired Centerpiece
All you do is take a cake stand and really fill in the lids with different shapes and colors of gourds. Really pack them in there! Then place the cake stand on top of the lid and flip it over. A grouping of different sizes of cake stands makes for a simple and beautiful centerpiece!
Pear Your Guests Up
Normally I like to throw a really casual party in the fall, because everything feels cozier when you're wearing a sweater, but if it's a small gathering and I want to add a little something special I make place cards for my guests.
A great way to carry the fall theme to your guests' plates is to take a pear, write my guest's name on a piece of paper or card stock and pin it to the pear. Easy!! Your guests can take it home for a midnight snack.
Pumpkins Aren't Just for Halloween
Take little mini-pumpkins, and hollow out a space to put a tea light. You can also do this with apples.
Another way to bring the season to your table is with your flower arrangements. Instead of just using flowers by themselves make a stop on the produce aisle and pick up a couple of bunches of fresh sage. By incorporating that into the arrangement, it makes your fall flowers look fab!