Saturday, September 17, 2011

Decorating a Christmas Tree for Autumn

A few years ago I saw a "Thanksgiving Tree" on "Rate My Space." It was beautiful and I thought it was a great idea.  I love putting up our Christmas tree but it's a lot of work for such a short time.  Fall is my favorite time of year so I decided to try an Autumn Tree.  I thought I'd share what I did.

I started with some gold garland that I found at Hobby Lobby.  It took 7 packages to do the whole tree. 

Then I added autumn ribbon.  It took more than I thought.  I wish I had bought more!

I then added a few different autumn floral picks.
Sunflowers (Rust, Red  and Yellow)

Glittery pumpkins

Bead berries

Metal acorn jingle bells!
Glittery copper leaves.
A fat little squirrel!
With the lights on!  Love it.

I added a few golden leaves.

Some bead berries.

Here's how it looks at night.  I'm ready for some mulled cider and pumpkin bread!
Daylight view
And a final touch...

A reminder to myself!
I have much to be thankful for this year!
Happy Fall Ya'll!!!

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