Sunday, October 23, 2011


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  

~Albert Camus

Fall is my FAVORITE time of year and I love decorating for the holidays! So here I am, continuing my 'Crazy Christmas Tree Around the Year"  blog, for FALL!  This tree reflects my love of fall, and my love of everything Fall represents!

I started with a trip to the Michaels, searching for 50% off items, to decorate my tree, and on the hunt for something to add that "CRAZY EXTRA SPARKLE"!  I found fall floral picks, miniature gourds and pumpkins, and silk leaves.  I located a pre-made wire bow, and picked up a bag of raffia for that 'extra' Fall touch... BUT! the "Extra Sparkle"?  I knew I had to head to the Krylon Paint Aisle, and there it was!  

Krylon Glitter Blast!!!!
This product is Fantastic! and I ended up using it on each item placed on the tree.

To start with, I laid newspaper down, and placed my gourds and picks on the paper... and then the glittering began!  I was CRAZY THRILLED with the results!  These cute, but plain tree decor items, took on a life of their own as I applied the glitter!  What a FAB way to dress up the tree!

After the paint had dried, I attached raffia to the leaves and the gourds and pumpkins to attach them to the tree.  I needed to punch holes in the silk leaves, and loop the raffia through to tie them on the tree.  The gourds and pumpkins, I merely tied the raffia around the stems.

Naked Tree: check, "CRAZY SPARKLING" Decor: check, Raffia & Ribbon: check, Determination to Dazzle: OH YEAH!

I began by inserting the picks into the tree, spacing them around for a balanced look.  I then  started tying the silk leaves and pumpkins and gourds on to fill things out.

I then tied on raffia bows and added the bow on top for a well balanced Fall look!

I was SO PLEASED! with my Crazy Fall Christmas Tree, but knew I needed to add those 'little' extras to complete the look, so I added a candle, some Fimo Clay Creations that I have created, and another little 50% off pumpkin to complete the look under the tree!

I am SO CRAZY PLEASED with my FALL CHRISTMAS TREE... hope you enjoy it, and will find inspiration to keep YOUR Christmas Tree up YEAR AROUND!

I leave my Christmas Tree up year around, NOT because I am lazy, but because I LOVE Creatively Celebrating EACH and EVERY season in a special way!  And there is NO better way to express your creativity, than by hanging your creations from the branches of a tree!  Happy Fall, and Happy Creating!

Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  ~George Eliot

Living, Laughing and LOVING FALL,


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