I bought a package of feathers at Hobby Lobby and just painted the ends (with leftover craft paint from my daughter’s recent birthday party), to give them a dipped look. I’m SO diggin’ the dip these days! If I’d had access, I would have found some real feathers somewhere, because these definitely look a little synthetic, but alas, the supply of real feathers around my neck of the woods is pretty scarce.
Food makes great vase fillers, so I pulled some popcorn kernels from last year’s mantel and some navy beans that had been hanging out in my cupboard for longer than I’d like to admit, so I put them to better use in a mason jar. The “flowers” are just yarn pom poms on skewers–super simple.
I found these super cool, gigantic acorns a couple of years ago on a lunch-break walk at work, and filled up my purse (these are the things that make my husband think I’m certifiably insane). Pop them in a berry basket, with some DIY yarn balls, and you have colorful, texture-y, fall goodness.
And finally, a couple of old books, turned backwards to show those beautiful aged pages, a printable from yours truly, and a pine cone candle holder (courtesy of my boss at work to the tune of like a 30 of them–beauties of people knowing you’re a hoarder collector) spray painted copper.