Sunday, October 9, 2016

Nature Inspired Fall Decor

I loved my fall leaf candles so much, that I decided to see what else I could make getting my inspiration from nature.  
I wanted to make some leaf print napkins so I went to JoAnn's and bought some fat squares in ivory.  I found the perfect leaf, painted some acrylic paint on the back of it and then pressed the leaf onto the napkin.  Look how perfect the leaf turned out! 
I also went acorn hunting in my yard but guess what?  None of the acorns are attached to their caps once they fall out of the tree.  So I attached them with some hot glue and used them as a filler in my jar.   
Would you believe that the squirrels ate every single one of the black walnuts off of my walnut tree but they haven't eaten very many of my acorns off of my oak tree! 
I put the jar of acorns in my barnwood holder that my bride finally gave to me last week.  She gave me 3 of them and I love them just as much as I did back at her wedding. 
I then took some of my acorns and attached them to my new napkins with some twine.  I can't wait to have an outdoor dinner in the yard and create a festive fall tablescape using all of my nature inspired pretties.  

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NanaDiana said...

So so so pretty, Trisha. Love those candles and your leaf print items. I can see you love Fall like I do- xo Diana

Sam @ Living The Dutch Dream said...

I too love using nature to inspire my decor. Your napkins look so pretty! said...

love the candles and leaf print!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Pretty fall vignette and those leaf napkins are stunning. That's funny about the squirrels. I never knew they were that picky!

Donna said...

What a fun idea to imprint the leaves, Trisha. And I love your acorn idea. It's a bumper crop for acorns here this year, I just love them! I used to paint and glitter them:)

Unknown said...

Your acorns are of the most beautiful shade of brown! It all turned out so well, I love it.
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Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Very pretty and great little DIY project

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Trisha, I love using nature for fall. I have a tiered tray in my bathroom filled with acorns and nuts. A helpful hint that you might want to do to your acorns is to put them in the oven or freezer for a while to kill and little worms that might be living inside. My friend put some in a jar and the next morning had little worms all over inside. I love how your napkins turned out! I'm hosting a friends dinner here on Nov. 3rd. I may need to make some for it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Julie Hamilton said...

I love the napkins! Wonderful idea! Did you use a different leaf for each napkin?

Unknown said...

Everything is so pretty!

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The Charm of Home said...

I think nature does it best! Lovely looks! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!