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Fall Decorating With Nature's Treasures
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Susan Wagner is the Special Projects Director for the Country Sampler brand of Annie's Publishing and the editor of various special decorating publications produced by Country Sampler . Susan has been involved in home decorating and publishing for the past 20 years and has seen various styles and trends shape the decorating world. She works with designers and decorating... Full bio »

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If you enjoy fall, you'll love the way the projects in this Creative Living episode use simple items from nature to bring in a little seasonal splendor. Join Country Sampler special projects director Susan Wagner to gain ideas for uncomplicated DIY fall decorating!

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Gather and gild a pinecone and feather garland.
  • Add brightly-colored leaves to a display board.
  • Collect and arrange twigs to form an attractive table runner.
Materials: Project 1
  • 5 to 8 pine cones
  • 6 to 9 feathers
  • Metallic gold paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Several feet of twine or jute
  • Cup hooks
  • Glue gun
Project 2
  • Leaves, real or faux
  • Large leaf template
  • Wood board and stain if desired
  • Glue gun
  • Twig
Project 3
  • Multiple straight twigs, but to about 12" lengths
  • Strips of muslin or ribbon
  • Glue gun