to create eco-friendly, budget friendly, double-duty holiday decor!
In these photos I've used my favorite Acorn squash;
and a variety of seed pods gathered from the garden!
Place them in wooden or ceramic bowls and use as table centerpieces
Caution: The candle in the bowl is for LOOKS ONLY!
(Obviously, DON'T light the candle or you'll have a bonfire!!)
The apples were an afterthought...
The bowls took all of ten -- fifteen minutes to gather and arrange...
The mantle took about twenty-five minutes due to the twinkle lights.
Spent very little Money (almost none)
Barring the squash ($1.19 each at the farm stand) & apples.
I'll eat them once the holiday is over (cut squash in half & baked with a little butter & sea salt--yumm). The twinkle lights were from Christmas a few years ago.
After Thanksgiving I'll replace the autumn-y colors/things with Christmas ornaments
The twinkle lights & candles will remain
Doing this saves time, money and is very very green!