Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Edible decorations

Squash... a great way to spruce up your kitchen or family room in the fall. AND they're edible! You can put them in a bowl or basket or just standing alone, then when Fall is coming to a close... eat them!

How to cook: cut in half, scoop out the seeds, place a slab of butter in each center, then a scoop of brown sugar or salt (depending on how you like it). Place on a baking sheet or pan lined with tin foil and cook in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Mix up the insides and there you have it! A perfect side dish or yummy snack to have on a chilly Fall day.

Vases... oh, the possibilities!

Yet another vase idea. I do this every year, it's a perfect decoration for Fall. Simply cut some long grass, hairspray the ends (so they don't shed everywhere) and stick them in a vase. It doesn't cost a penny and you don't have to take up space in your house storing them the rest of the year... just cut a new batch next year!

Fall Leaves

I've seen this done in a few of my favorite "POSH" magazines, so we (me and the 4 kiddos) went for a fall walk and gathered a few leaves. Find a glass vase or anything glass, I was thinking old mason jars would be really cute. place leaves around the jar and tie with raffia, place a candle in the jar and walla! The leaves glow when the candle is lit, the kids really liked helping make this and it turned out super cute!