Ok, not really. I’m no where close to the fraudulent God that is Ms.Stewart, I’m more like her twin sister who was held back a few years for sniffing the glue, and later had to be taught how to hold a crayon properly.
But one of my favorite things to do for the holidays is to decorate the house! Here are some decoration ideas for the fall!
1. First things first- I like to use what I can get from the good ole outdoors: leaves, acorns, etc. Natural leaves look better than the fake stuff from stores <— Read: I’m cheap.
See-Easy way to decorate a bathroom while simultaneously making it smell nice. This way your guests who have to take a poo can feel at ease and not worry about stinking up the place. A good host/hostess always makes their guests feel comfortable in their home…
2. My rule is odd numbers. Odd numbers of things look better (at least in my opinion).
3. Play with height (don’t have everything the same height all lined up next to each other). See above.
4. Use seasonal fruit, vegetables, etc. as decorations. I think it’s silly to buy a bunch of decorations that you will throw out after the holidays, so why not use apples and other items you might snack on? And playing with height again. Just using a cake plate here, but you can easily turn a sturdy stemmed glass upside-down and place a plate over it. Just be careful that you don’t put anything heavy on top, and maybe place in a location where no one will bump it.
TIP: I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t light scented candles near the food because it can interfere with your guests’ palette. Not sure if this is true, but it makes sense. But hey, maybe you’re a bad cook and want this to occur…
5. Use large vases/glassware to hold candles. I threw some dried peas, fresh leaves from a tree, and a large candle (large enough that it wouldn’t catch the leaves on fire) in a big glass vase surrounded by baby candles and persimmons. And bam, I’m freaking festive.
Another way to hold those candles- in different size glass jars with rock salt. I’ve seen people do this with paper bags with cutouts in the sides, but I think this is safer and plus you can reuse it. Oh, and no need to buy mason jars. Save those sauce and jam jars after you eat the good stuff and remove the labels.
One more tip: don’t used dried up leaves, and remove the leaves before they dry up. Once they start to dehydrate, they make a mess…especially if you have cats that like to play with them and turn them into confetti.
So, who’s comin’ over for Thanksgiving?
Do you like decorating for the holidays?
Have any tips?