Heart happy har­vest gath­er­ing

Treat loved ones— and your­self !—to a sea­sonal spread with fresh flour­ishes and no-fuss ex­tras

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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.

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