Fall is such a wonderful time of year with so many beautiful colors and textures. The shades of gold as the leaves change, the crispness in the air, and the cozy sweaters and boots — I love it all. Between all the pretty tablescapes (last week was full of them!), bouquets, centerpieces, and the many ways to decorate with pumpkins, there is not a shortage of inspiration.
As much as I love an elaborate centerpiece oozing with gorgeous colors and a variety of blooms, I wanted to do something more casual and minimal. I know in my busy life, realistically, I don’t have time to prep and set a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape as much as I wish I could. But, I’m never one to sacrifice style either. I made this pretty yet simple foliage arrangement in just a couple minutes, and I think it captures the beauty of fall perfectly.
My secret for this foliage arrangement? Trim a couple branches with greenery from your backyard and put them in a nice vase! It’s really that simple but looks so beautiful. I used the tuscan urn from Pottery Barn because I wanted something substantial since it’s a basic arrangement and it works great. I didn’t know it was possible to love a vase so much but the shape and size are perfect and the chipped paint gives it a rustic touch. I will definitely be keeping this out year round and filling it with all kinds of branches.
I added a string of mini LED lights to my arrangement for some glimmer in the evening. I love these lights for decorating because the wire is so thin you can hardly see it during the day, but at night you get this pretty glow.
When winter comes, all you have to do is add some evergreen branches instead. I might even get a few faux branches so I don’t have to swap them out regularly when they start to brown.
I truly believe if you embrace your home and keep an open mind when decorating, you will surprise yourself with what you can do while spending very little, just by bringing nature inside.
In addition, here is a quick tutorial to make the lace votives!
- lace fabric, $6
- parchment paper
- double-stick tape
Measure and cut the length of lace needed to wrap around your votive. Then, cut a piece of parchment paper that is the same height and length as the lace.
Spray paint your lace strip if desired. I decided to spray paint mine gold a few days after I photographed the steps.
Put a piece of double-stick tape on all 4 corners, connecting the parchment paper to the lace. You could also use a spray adhesive, but I didn’t have any on hand.
Then, take one more piece of double-stick tape to secure the lace to your glass votive.
The best part is when you decide you want just a plain votive again, you can remove the lace and easily store it away!
For more fall-inspired looks, check out my bar-scape that’s great for entertaining.
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