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Using the Outdoors to Help Decorate for Upcoming Holidays

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Fall wreath on apartment door

Holiday Decorating with Natural Elements

Before Halloween even gets here, some big box stores (like Lowes) already have the Christmas and Holiday decorations out. While everyone else is out trying to stock up on holiday décor at the big box stores, know that you can avoid the long check-out lines and use the elements of nature to help you decorate your Partridge Hill apartment for the various holidays throughout the year.

Halloween Decorating

You can’t walk into a Hannaford or Price Chopper without seeing the stacks of pumpkins. We all know that pumpkins are the most common natural decorating item for any home. You can carve out a frightening face or dress them with branches and colorful leaves found outside for that subtle, seasonal look.

Think Ahead: Thanksgiving

Long before the turkey goes in the oven, you should collect the first fallen colorful leaves and press them flat inside a book to dry. Try sticking some wax paper in the book to avoid ruining the pages. After they’re dry, put a color-matched thread through the leaves and hang several strands of nature around a mirror or entrance way.

Holiday Seasonal Decorating

With so many natural ideas, it’s hard to pick just one. But if you are looking for something fun to do with your family, making a homemade wreath isn’t too difficult. There are tons of how-to videos online, but the ingredients are simple: evergreens, cranberries, and pine cones. Sure, you can buy a plastic wreath to keep from having a small mess of dried needles, but using real branches and trees adds more than just visual ambiance — it adds the welcoming smells of the season.

Resolutions! New Year’s Eve/Day

Poinsettias aren’t just for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most times, they are still available near New Year’s Eve/Day and not only add seasonal joy to your apartment, but they also make the perfect, inexpensive gift for friends and family.

Every holiday deserves a bit of natural beauty, and so do you! No matter the time of year, there are so many ways you can decorate with natural elements — try out those above and add a little personal magic to each throughout the seasons. 

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