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Scott Smith - A towering tree adorned with paper lanterns and other decorations makes an impressive focal point in a dining or breakfast room.
These hand-painted 5"x7" canvases are the perfect decoration for Fall, and can be used as a decoration inside, as well as outside. They re painted with acrylic paints, and then finished with Mod Podge to give them a shiny look.
Halloween Crackers: Cut an 11" square of crepe paper, roll around a candy and toy-filled toilet paper roll (or half a paper towel roll). Glue seams closed. Wrap a contrasting paper or design around center. Tie the ends with twine, snip for fringe if desired. Slip bat or spider rings over the twine. Pull the ends to break open!
For an easy centerpiece gather some sticks from the yard and made fun sparkling branches. We first spray painted them black. After they were dry we sprayed them again with glitter glue. Then covered them in glitter (we even made up our own concoction since we could find that perfect blend of black and purple. The finishing touch was the candycorn garlands that we glittered as well.
I used a glass canister (with a lid) and left off the flowers. For Christmas I changed to Peeps snowmen and Christmas trees and Christmas M & M's. (I put a plastic cup in the center of the canister to hold the Peeps in place. I filled the cup with seasonal candies...candy corn or M & M's.)