Vases from Butternut Squash

Autumn vases created from butternut squash

If you haven’t read Monday’s post this is going to seem like a rather odd tutorial. I have a few of those from time to time. But I’ll shall forge ahead showing you one of my favorite ways to use vegetables and fruit: As decorative containers. Supplies (not shown because… well you read the list) Butternut Squash (or similar gourd-like vegetable) Knife Long Handled Spoon Floral Foam/Oasis or Test Tube Step 1: Get an adult who can actually use a knife properly ‘Knife Skills’ are not my specialty but I found using a sharp steak knife to saw at the … Read more…

5-Five Minute Fall Place Settings

One of the things that often holds me back from entertaining is the feeling I need elaborate decorations. Honestly, after I have managed to clean the house and corral the toys I have very little energy left to give a nice seasonal feel to the house. So to prove to myself you can make some pretty place settings in no time I created: 5 Place Settings in 5 Minutes for under 5 Dollars I used a placemats, napkins, and china I already had to make these place settings. I figure most people own a neutral napkin and placemat they can … Read more…

Easy Harvest or Fall Decorations

One of the easiest ways to create pretty Harvest or Fall themed decorations involves nothing more than 8 ears of Indian corn, wire, and a stick. With these simple items you can create a pretty fall swag like this one: Step 1: Gather your materials. No, I wasn’t joking, it really does just require corn, wire, and a stick. I guess if you want to be technical you will need wire cutters (in this case old garden shears) and something to hang the swag with (more wire). Step 2: Take one ear of corn and overlap the pulled back husks … Read more…