Flowers can give an event space or party a special touch and show the hostess’s true personality. All in Good Taste by Kate Spade gives little tips and tricks on how to add charm to any celebration. I decided to combine this part of the book with a fall DIY. Read below to find out how to make both yourself!
I gathered flowers from my mom’s garden….
I bought these mums from a local farm and I absolutely love this color for the fall…
I found both of these containers around the house, the wooden box was from my sister’s wedding!
Here’s a step by step outline of how I added each flower into the vase…
… and the finished bouquet! I’m so happy with how it turned out. I absolutely love all the colors together and it’s so special that they were all found in my mom’s garden.
Some tips from All in Good Taste…
- think outside of the “right” vase: use a perfume bottle, soup can, water glass, salad bowl or hollow out a lightbulb and hook it to the wall with twine
- fill your vase with warm, not cold, water to encourage your flowers to drink up!
- trim flowers in two groups: flowers that outline the rim of the vase and stems that sit nicely rounded in the center
Fall Pumpkin Decor DIY
I wanted some simple decor for my office at work and came up with this DIY idea when I was walking through Walmart last Saturday.
I bought all of the supplies at Walmart and it only cost me about $7 to make!
- Plastic pumpkin
- Ivory Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Gold Paint Pen
- Gold Sharpie*
The steps for this DIY are pretty simple. All I did was put two coats of paint on the pumpkin. When that was dry, I outlined the text on the pumpkin with a pencil. I then took the gold paint pen and drew over my pencil outline. *I had a gold Sharpie on hand as well and that seemed to work better than the paint pen I bought. I added some other small pumpkins that I found at Walmart to finish off the look!