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I’m Martha freaking Stewart

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!

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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.

fall foliage decorations

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.ย My rule is odd numbers. Odd numbers of things look better (at least in my opinion).

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3.ย 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.

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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.

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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.

fall decorations

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?

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20 thoughts on “I’m Martha freaking Stewart

    1. Ahhh I know! I’ll be sad when I move out and don’t have my mom’s supply of decorations that she has collect from over the years. I WILL have a HUGE supply of nutcrackers though. Every year since I was little, my grandma gave me a nutcracker from Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. yep, well we’ll be in town and will see you sometime during the holidays… and I want to eat all the goodies that you have posted!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. Cute decorations! This is the first holiday season that my husband and I will have a house, so I’m really exciting to decorate for the holidays. Our big debate right now is real or fake tree. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you! That’s so exciting!!! That is a hard decision to make. Real Christmas trees are so expensive, but I just love that smell and look. I’m not sure if it’s the same where you live, but for us, if you go to a lot where you chop down your own tree, it’s a lot cheaper. Plus it’s really fun to chop it down!

  2. Oh my goodness, I love these tips! I wish I were a wonderful decorator but sadly I am not. I really like your tip about playing with heights!

  3. Davidand I just recently moved into a bigger apartment. Since we’re renting there’s limits as to what we can do with the walls. Such as painting. So decorating is going to be a fun challenge and using the natural elements are exactly what I want to incorporate into decorating. Really want to craft an end table made of logs. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. David and I just recently moved into a bigger apartment. Since weโ€™re renting, thereโ€™s limits as to what we can do with the walls. Such as painting. So decorating is going to be a fun challenge and using the natural elements are exactly what I want to incorporate into decorating. Really want to craft an end table made of logs. Thanks for the inspiration.

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