Fall Decor

Sometimes we branch out just a LITTLE from parties and events, and just talk about decor.  Today is one of those days!  It’s time to start thinking about your fall decor (just a few more days until it is officially no longer summer!)  I have some fall-ish DIY and inspiration for you!

From Thrifty Decor Chick, a very simple (and lovely) DIY fall wreath tutorial.

 

How about Duck Tape Pumpkins?  From Love and Sugar Kisses, comes a VERY unique way to decorate your real (or not) pumpkins this year.  You’ll be amazed at all the designs duck tape is now available in:

From A Diamond in the Stuff comes a pumpkin topiary… WITH glitter!  Click through to see just how easy and inexpensive this is to make!  This is one of the best pumpkin decorating ideas I’ve come across.

From Martha Stewart, a step-by-step tutorial on making a gorgeous pumpkin chandelier for those of you that are more ambitious:):

And finally, from BHG.com, FABULOUS fall bling… on fruit! Make sure you scroll through ALL 17 fall centerpiece ideas!

How will YOU be decorating for fall?  We’d love to hear about it!

Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe… NOT

I think it is a Mother Goose rhyme that describes children’s personalities based on the day of their birth.  Monday’s children are fair of face (pretty!).  Tuesday’s children are full of grace (nice!). Thursday’s child has a long way to go (road-trip!), and Friday’s child is loving and giving.  Saturday’s child works hard, and Sunday’s child?  The best of all – bonny, blithe and other fun stuff.

But Wednesday’s child?  Full of woe.

Depressed.  Melancholy.

Of course you can guess which day of the week I was born on, right?  I remember reading that little rhyme and wondering… WHY?!  Why couldn’t I have been pretty or graceful?  No, I had to get stuck with SAD.

It turns out I was born with a bit of rebellion to go with my depression, and I have finally decided that Wednesday’s children deserve better.  We should be full of wackiness… or wonder.  Even whimsy would be good.  I’m not settling for WOE anymore!

SO, on that note.  Let’s have some Wednesday Wonder, Wacky and Whimsy, shall we?

(And yes, I realize I’m stretching the clever just a bit with all this Fabulous Fun Friday, and Tuesday Trends and Tips and Tricks and Tutorials and Monday Menus and… well, I SAID I wanted to be a bit wacky, right?  You’ll just have to bear with me).

Since I’ve already gone on and on (and on), I’ll stick to just three images today.

WOW:

photo from http://theselby.com/7_7_11_AbigailAhern/

Wacky (yet, wonderful):

DIY Chandelier from http://brassyapple.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-chandeliertutorial.html

Whimsy:

Flowers in hanging glass bottles from http://www.ohcrafts.net/decoration-flowers-in-hanging-glass-bottles.php

Don’t ask me how or why I ended up with lighting and chandeliers for all THREE of these… it just happened, and I went with it!