Nothing says, ‘Fall’ like pumpkins. Autumn-inspired décor like pumpkin candles make a great addition to your coffee table or holiday tablescape. Squash can be used as well. Of course, during this time of year, it is easy to walk into any craft store and purchase these candles of various sizes, shapes and colors. However, you can also take on a DIY project and make your own.
Don’t worry, it’s simple. Just follow any step-by-step guide on hollowing (removing the flesh) of a pumpkin. Once the pumpkin (or squash) has been emptied and thoroughly cleaned, place your favorite scented candle on the inside. Many recommend that you soak the pumpkin in water with one teaspoon of bleach per one gallon of water to avoid it from quickly spoiling. You may also want to cover it with a gloss to prevent withering.
So let your creativity shine and make custom-made candles that are sure to light up your home with that special touch that only you give!
If you are one of the many who is not celebrating all things ‘spooky’ this month, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy orange-colored lighting in your home. Since orange is one of the primary colors of autumn, it’s a great accent to your decor during the season—especially for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Orange lighting can both brighten and soften a living space, depending on the mood that you want to set and the type of lightening you use. Whether you use paper lanterns, a funky, ceramic chandelier or titian-colored holiday lights, you can infuse your environment with this warm and inviting hue.
With a little creativity, you can even pull out a few DIY tricks to treat your home to lighting of your own design.
Oct 09, 2015 | By: Tiffany Chalk Categories:Fashion
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It’s October, a slight fall chill is in the air and the leaves are slowly turning into ambers, golds, oranges and reds. In fact, autumn foliage is a great and economical resource for DIY projects—especially florals for weddings during this season.
One can cut costs and create unique designs when using leaves to create wedding bouquets, reception flowers, or even home floral arrangements. Plus, leaves are so flexible in nature that you can create anything from a faux rose to a seasonal wreath for your front door. Of course, if you are considering taking on such a project, you have to make sure you first clean your leaves. Also, consider what type of leaf you want to use, as shapes vary depending on the type of tree from which the leaf originates.
Fall is a great time to get creative with your DIY skills. As we prepare to spend more time indoors, you’ll have the opportunity to rock the floral designer within you!
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