Heart happy harvest gathering
Treat loved ones— and yourself !—to a seasonal spread with fresh flourishes and no-fuss extras
Say “you’re special”
with a leafy napkin ID
Colorful leaves and flowers add a fresh and festive touch to name tags. It’s a sweet way to greet guests as they take their seats! To do: For each, fold a cloth napkin into a rectangle. Then stack two leaves, two mums and three flower buds; secure and knot together with twine. Use a marker or paint pen to write a guest’s name on the top leaf and place the name tag on the napkin.
Make it magical
with berry- cute candles
Nestling tea lights inside hurricane glasses and adding bands of berries makes for a stunning seasonal display. To do: Snip floral wire to fit around a hurricane glass, then cut 12 berry sprigs to 1 inch. Use smaller wire snippets to attach the berries to the wire; bend around the glass into a circlet, then pop in a tea light candle.
Set the mood for joy
with a fall celebration
The key to a welcoming scene that brings the beauty of the harvest season inside: mixing rich hues, from orange to fuchsia, with an array of textural fresh-picked accents. Here, a warm wood tableau is topped with crimson plates, floral-kissed cloth napkins and classic glassware. The standout touch: a lush leaf runner. To do: Simply layer about 100 faux craft-store leaves, as shown, and attach them to one another with ballpoint pins. Topping the runner with a pair of bloom-and-berry bouquets completes the autumn setting.