Showing posts with label berries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label berries. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Etceteras: berries and cream

I’m very behind on fall and Thanksgiving decorating this year. I’m hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow and needed some additional fall d├ęcor to spruce up the eating area.

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I used the above beautiful images from BHG for my inspiration and got to work.

My original plan was to use twigs and some faux floral berries that I had bought. Then I remembered the piles of berries in the backyard that our ficus tree has been dropping. 

I scooped up a jarful and started gluing them to the twigs I collected from our front yard. 

I arranged the faux berry twigs in this milk bottle I recently found at the thrift store. 

The colors of these berries that we usually consider a mess and nuisance are beautiful.

This time of year, fall foliage is everywhere and it’s just a matter of putting the pieces together to make a pretty arrangement.

Dead twigs, fallen berries and a thrift store milk jar have become a pretty berries and cream arrangement.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Etceteras: pink berry wreath

I couldn’t resist these stems of pink berries from the dollar store.

I usually go with the “less-is-more” rule but in this case I went with the “more, more, more rule” and layered the clusters of berries all around the wreath.

I added a few of the leaves that came with the berries and this pink berry wreath is ready to hang.

A quick and easy project that adds a pop of pink to this room.  

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Etceteras: berries in the snow

It doesn’t snow where I live. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see people in shorts on Christmas day. So, in order to have a white Christmas around here, you have to buy it in a can.

This year I wanted to some snow for my table centerpiece. I created these berries in the snow using twigs, red faux berries and canned snow.

Now, even though the sun is out, we can have a white Christmas too.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Etceteras: miniature berry and peppercorn wreath

There’s a tree in our backyard that drops berries. A lot of berries. We sweep them up and then the next day, the ground is covered with them again. I decided to make the best of the situation and try to make something out of them.

The berries are small so I made a miniature autumn wreath and added colorful peppercorns and moss here and there.

As for the tree, there are still a ton of berries waiting to drop - and I’ll be ready, either with my broom or glue gun.