All in Good Taste: Fall Florals & DIY

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!

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I gathered flowers from my mom’s garden….
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I bought these mums from a local farm and I absolutely love this color for the fall…

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I found both of these containers around the house, the wooden box was from my sister’s wedding!

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Here’s a step by step outline of how I added each flower into the vase…

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… 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.

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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

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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!

Supplies:

  • 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!

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