finishings of fall
As I mentioned in my last fall decor post, I got some packs of fake leaves from Dollar Tree. That store is my favorite for getting odds and ends. Especially at Christmastime when I make platters to take places, they have some pretty cute ones that I don't mind leaving behind because they only cost $1! We also were able to completely fill up two boxes for Operation: Christmas Child from there for about $20.
Anyways, back to fall and decor and pretty and stuff! So, I bought three round glass containers. They are the kind that you might put a pillar candle in. I loved how simple they were and knew that I could get some good use out of them for more than one season. I also bought some leaves. I wound up using two packages of leaves to fill up the containers. That makes this fall decor $5! SAH-WEEET! I originally planned on decoupaging these little bad boys but, that didn't happen. Plus, I couldn't reuse them in an other season if they were covered in leaves.
I placed it on the breakfast bar between our kitchen and living room. I had been given a FAMILY decoration for my wedding and I love it. I keep a picture of both mine and my husbands family right next to it (in unfinished wood frames that I spray painted 'oil-rubbed bronze' to match the word). I used the leaf filled vases as the backdrop for my FAMILY. It looks so good, if I do say so myself! I think this project is a great way to finish up my fall decor. I must admit, I do have about a million other ideas for fall decorations but, they will just have to wait until next year.