Harvest Hues

Halloween accessories are sprinkled upon our households, but when November 1st hits, the spiderwebs, skeletons, clowns and bat decor all disappear. With the spooky decor gone, we’re back to basics of the harvest hues. Having the foundation of the harvest tints and colors are a great base for Halloween decor; which is one main reason why I stray away from the Halloween purple and black tones.

Once the goolish day is celebrated, having the easy transition back to Harvest themed decor is perfect passage to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Harvest Hues can start with base colors:

  • Apple Cider
  • Arizona
  • Satchel
  • Fire Orange
  • Lion’s Mane
  • Caramel Toffee
  • Mississippi River
  • Cutrus Zing
  • Peach Glow
  • Walnut
  • Ripe Pear

You’re probably reading these colors halfway in, saying “Tiffany, what colors are these?” These colors are from the BHG Paint Color Collection, which are commonly used throughout Pinterest, and other home and style sites. Just the sound of “Arizona,” already reminds of deep spicy oranges. I love it!

Fall season decorating is all about making your space cozy yet modern and sophisticated. Obviously, we all have different styles for our homes, my style is bohemian farmhouse, but you may be Hollywood Glam, or Scandinavian, or Shabby Chic. But having the base fall color hues for your home unites the seasonal theme to any interior style.

From bold patterns to soft neutrals, glossy metallics and using matte color, fall decor colors are across the board, gives you lots of options to make your space your own. Some like to experiment with colors, patterns and my favorite — textures. If you prefer a space that’s a little more toned down, there’s something for everyone using harvest hues.

Take for instance, my dining area. I don’t host Thanksgiving, nor even use my dining table as a dine-in table. It’s currently being used as a work desk for my husband, and myself. I don’t have a Pinteresting centerpiece, but I do style my buffet table which is located right next to the dining table. By adding a pop of burnt or spicy oranges against wood is one of favorite harvest trends.

Also, using greenery helps bring in the outdoor feels into the home. I just just using the classic faux fall garlands, and some DollarTree foliage around the home.

 

What are your easy harvest themed trends? Do you put away your Halloween decor, and start from scratch for Thanksgiving? Or is it an easy transition? Let me know! Comment below!

Halloween Collective

Halloween is officially here!!! I’ve wrapped up all of my summer decor, pushed out the foundation for my fall harvest decor, and now formally adding in my spooky Halloween decor. Over the years, I’ve been able to do a stock of Halloween crafts, decoration ideas, and fun festive snacks. Before I share with you more crafts, check out my collection of Halloween themed posts from previous years!

You can also find them linked below, or in my blog categorized by themed pages!

 

Check them out HERE:
Festive Fun
Seasonal Style

Check out my Halloween Collection on the blog for Festive Fun & Seasonal Style ideas!!

For Fun Kids Festive Crafts:

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Vampire Handprint

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Creature Feature

Craving Snacks? Check Out My Pumpkin Poop!!

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Pumpkin Poop

Swooning For Succulents? Check out my Pumpkin DIYs:

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Succulent Skulls

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Pumpkin Succulents

For Affordable Budget Friendly Halloween Decorating Ideas:

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Low Budget Spooky Style

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Front Porch Chalk Art

Hope you will find this post helpful, as I know I have covered quite a few Halloween crafts!!! Be sure to leave some love, and comment on the posts!! I’d love to see your Halloween crafts, inspired by my blog!!

Happy October!!

Cherrio Corn On The Cob

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a casual craft. I’ve been focusing on my new lifestyle here in Sacramento, that it’s been difficult to slow down, and enjoy a simple craft with my kids. With fall inches near us, I thought it was appropriate to share a harvest craft! In celebration of fall/autumn, and settled down in one of the top cities in California that harvests majority of the states agriculture, this would be a perfect craft to share!

I live fairly close to a few farms. One exit away, I’m already downtown. The other, I hit farms, and just a few yards away, is the Sacramento River. I actually drive by two farms every day, on my way to work. At first it was something to get used to, as in the Bay Area, there was only 1 or 2 farms I’d actually see. But these farms are gorgeous!!!!!! Acres and acres of amazing fruit and veggies. Early Spring, when I first moved to Sacramento, there were miles out to the sunset sunflowers. Beautifully, amazing tall sunflowers. A photographers dream. Living here in Sacramento has also inspired me to grow some fruits and vegetables. I’ll have to share with you how my garden boxes are doing. (So stay tuned for that!)

Like every craft I do, this was so affordable, quick and easy. It fits any age child, and if you have an older child (3rd/4th grade) I’d highly suggest talking about agriculture, and food.

 

Here are few examples to talk about with your kids:

  • Ask your child about almonds?
  • Where are they grown?
  • Where did almond trees come from?
  • When did almond trees arrive in the US?
  • What kind of weather do almond trees like?
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Have fun talking with your child during the craft…Here are some more questions you can ask your child over crafting!!! This encourages talking, learning, aside from doing the craft in front of you. Depending on the craft, keep topics concentrated of the same craft at hand! Since this craft if about corn, and fall harvesting, topics about farmers and agriculture should be covered!
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So as you enjoy this craft, be sure to talk to your kids. This is something that I’ll be incorporating into my craft tutorials. As my kids grow, and get older, so will my tutorial craft posts. I’ve come to terms with my children growing, and it’ll hit a point of no more kids craft posts (BUT that won’t hit for a couple more years, since I still have a kindergartener. ) Sniff. Sniff….. Imagining them getting older, not doing these crafts with me does sadden me, but I do look forward to whats to come!
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In the mean time, I introduce to you my version of the Pinterest Inspired: Cherrio Corn On The Cob!!!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Green & Yellow Construction PaperDon’t have construction paper handy?
    No worries!!! This craft can be done using crayons/markers/colored pencils/ or paint!!!! Read scroll down below for separate instructions!
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Cherrio Cereal
  • Hole Puncher
  • Fall Colored Yarn/Twine

Directions:

  1.  First, take your yellow construction paper and cut into quarters.
  2. Stack them together, then with a pencil freehand a corn ear shape. It kind’ve looks like a giant’s thumbprint.
    (Don’t worry about the bottom of the corn ear cut out, since it’ll be covered.)
  3. Cut and set aside.
  4. Taking the green construction paper, cut into 6 equal pieces.
  5. Stack the green squares together.
  6. Draw out two leaves, the shape of a “v.”
  7. Cut and set aside.
  8. Take green “husks,” and glue on top of the yellow corn.
    If you have young ones, this is where they can join. Older children, and definietly do the above steps.
  9. Take your Cherrios, and have your child glue Cherrio’s to the corn.
  10. Apply the Cherrios, set to glue, and wait to dry.From here they Corn on the Cob is complete.

    No Construction Paper?????????
    Sometimes we don’t always have the art supplies needed to create with out children. But, using white paperworks just fine, after applying paint/crayon or markers! All you need to white paper, and the colors yellow and green!
    To  transform it into a harvest garland, continue on to steps 11-13.
  11. Take your hold puncher, and punch a hole on the top of your ear of corn.
  12. String through your yarn/twine, through each corn.
  13. Cut, snip, and adjust to your desired length.Your corn on the cob craft is complete! Display your garland around your home, as it adds it that fun harvest DIY feel!

Once you have completed the garland, hang them around your classroom, or around the house. I usually place my decorative garlands on my china hutch. I also had a few extra corn on cobs, which I plan to tape around my kitchen!

If you’re interested in my Autumn decor, you can read more about HERE.

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And voila! A corn on a cob craft!!! This is a perfect craft the kids can enjoy after school, or in the classroom!! Enjoy this fall autumn craft, munching on Cherrios, and discussing farmlands, and your favorite vegetables!! Teachers, this is also a great introduction to fall harvesting topics, and Thanksgiving.

Stay tuned for more fall crafts!! I have tons to share, but so little time. So I’ll try my best to share as much can before October!! Once October hits, get ready for some Halloween crafts!!!

You can check some of my previous Halloween Craft HERE!

Frugal In Fall

It doesn’t make much to style a home for fall. Honestly, decorating for fall is easier than decorating for Christmas, in my opinion. Here’s a quick example of a style coffee table that isn’t so Pinterest Perfect, but fabulously frugal. Everything currently on my coffee table was all less than $10 each. All you need is time, and willingness to check out for local thrift stores, weekend flea markets, Dollar Trees, and clearance sale days at your favorite retailers (My Fav Spots: Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and also Bath And Body Works!)

Here I’ll list a few items I purchased at my local favorite shops, that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. These items can be styled so easily with any style you have that suites the personality of any home, willing to add in the touch of fall!!!

(Above photo, leaf candy dish, Thrifted @Savers)

 

What’s on my coffee table:

(My current living room coffee table)

  • -Pumpkin Candle Holder
  • -Leaf Candy Dish
  • -Faux Pumpkin
  • -One Wick Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle
  • -Decorative Skeleton

 

Pumpkin Candle Holder

Purchased a thrift store last year for $4. Every fall I go on a seasonal decorative hunt strictly for pumpkins. Last year, I collected quite a few, but a great beginning to a tradition I plan to continue every year for fall decorating. The metal bronze like pumpkin candle holder had enough space to fit in a decorate pumpkin which I added.

Leaf Candy Dish

Also thrifted, purchased at a Savers for $2. A Better Homes and Gardens brand (Originally sold at WalMart) this candy dish sit’s perfectly next to my pumpkin display. It usually contains bobby pins I take off at the end of the night, car keys, sunglasses, or misc. tiny toys I find on the carpet through the day. OCD Me usually clears out the leaf dish, and placing the random items back to it’s proper place.

Faux Pumpkin

I purchased a bunch of these faux pumpkin’s during a visit to a flea market last year. Faux pumpkin’s are usually scattered in different corners of my home. Bookshelves, night stands, coffee end tables, they add that simple decorative harvest touch to the home. Easy to style. Easy to decorate.

One Wick Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle

A one wick candle purchased at Bath And Body Works. Stay alert with those coupons, and special clearance days. These babies usually cost $12! So expensive, but when you can buy these candles on those special days when its a buy 2 get one free, or 50% off days, it’s nice to capitalize on those sale dates! Candle buyers know. Sale dates are IMPORTANT!

Decorative Skeleton

(A simple Halloween touch!)

This is one of the easiest ways to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins throughout October and November are a no brainer. Adding a simple Halloween spooky skeleton takes literally no effort. I purchased a garland of skeletons from the DollarTree, and took them apart. Easily adding them wherever it seemed right. The skeleton man, sits aside from the faux pumpkin. Easy styling made simple, and simply remove it the day after Halloween, and there your styled pumpkin arrangement is still presentable for Thanksgiving!

I hope these simple festive fall decor tips helped!! Thrift stores, flea markets, and DollarTree spots are my home. My holy grail spots to shop before settling with Target! If you are frugal budget friendly stylist like me, comment below, and let me know how you style for the fall harvest season on a dime!

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Pumpculet! (Pumpkin + Succulent!)

Last year, I hosted a harvest craft party. It all started when one of my old co-workers from highschool commented on a crafty post I published on Facebook. All she said was she wanted to craft with me, which then attracted our other old co-workers. Within a few days we scheduled our first craft party. We had a potluck dinner, and crafted some distressed mason jars filled with farmhouse florals.

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The craft party was such a hit amongst the ladies, they requested for more. I am shocked by my craftiness when people want more, I’ve continued to plan for craft parties every couple of months, with different groups of friends, also as social play groups with our children. I love hosting small intimate dinners, afternoon craft picnics, or coffee craft dates! It’s so fun to mingle with one another, enjoy group discussions, and on top of that crafting! My guests are so happy to leave out the door with something they made themselves, that they would have never thought about doing!

I had chosen to craft pumpkin succulents for one harvest party I had hosted. I thought it complimented the theme of the season of fall, and was a delicate and fun autumn accessory for them to display wherever they would like!

Here’s what you’ll need..

Supplies:

– Mini Pumpkins ($0.50-$1each at your local grocery store, hardware gardening store, or pumpkin patch.)

– Moss (Dollar Tree)

– Soil

– Knife

– Spoon

– Succulents

– Plant Cups (Dollar Tree)

The succulents were from my own personally grown succulent garden.

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TIP:  If you’re looking for large amounts of succulents that’s not so costly, try searching on Craigslist or ask around on Facebook Buy/Sell/Trade groups, with people are willing to sell some succulent clippings!

Directions:

  1. With your knife, carefully puncture the top of the pumpkin and start cutting a hole at the top to create the insert for the plant cup.
  2. Scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin.
  3. Taking your planting cup, add in enough soil for your plant, and top it off with some moss.
  4. Place your succulent clippings and insert on top of the moss. Be sure to plant the succulent into the soil, and secure it, by patting it in.
  5. Add some fall harvest charm! We added tiny pine-cones which my youngest son collected at the park! If you can’t locate some tiny pinecones, you can add some cinnamon sticks for the sweet scent of fall!Pumpculet

Viola! A adorably cute mini pumpkin succulent to display on any shelf, desk, coffee table, or night stand! Add that touch of fall in your home, or work space!

Host a nice craft party with your friends this fall! It’s as easy as creating an event on Facebook, or just send out a group text! I like using Red Stamp, and creating a fun festive invite, and attaching it in a group text! Go the extra mile! Have a pot-luck, and pick-a craft your think is suitable during the current season!

Happy crafting!

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