Dare To Be Different

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Fall is springing up all around! People are flocking to stores. It’s time to bring out the decorations. Summer gives way to fall and people begin to purchase napkins, bowls and plates inspired by multi-colored leaves that symbolize the change in seasons. Yes, fall is quickly approaching!

 As I was shopping, I overheard a couple debating their seasonal purchase. The wife approached the checkout counter with two beautiful fall-colored wreaths. It had all the fixings. Shades of brown, red and burnt orange lined the circular rim. At the head of the wreath lay a big red ribbon layered and tied around the top. As the couple went to check out, the husband took a look at the price tag. The husband jokingly stated, “For $14 each I will rake up some leaves from the front yard and make you a wreath myself and you can give me the cash.”  The wife smiled as she said, “But your wreath wouldn’t look as great as these do.”

I smiled silently as I reflected on their conversation. They both had great points. But I rooted slightly more for the husband’s point of view. How great would it be to decorate your house with hand-crafted items? Something you can both showcase and brag about. 


Photo by: Crafty's Cuppa Coffee

Dare to be crafty this season. Take the time to hand-craft one of the fall wreaths in your home this year. It will make a great accent to your front door and give you bragging rights. Not to mention the bonus of recycling! Take some of the leaves raked up from the yard. Your yard has many of the supplies you will need. Collect some sticks, pinecones, dried flowers and vines as well. Get creative.

Make it as elaborate or simplistic as you would like. Use items from nature or accents such as dried leaves from a craft store.  If you have children, get your children involved as well! Children enjoy arts and crafts. It’s a great way to bond with your family while decorating your home. Dare to have a unique wreath this season. Dare to be different.


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Alan Bruzee
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD

My wife loves to use natural products and make crafts.   Thanks for the post.

Sep 22, 2010 04:59 PM #1
Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Barbara: Great advice and neat idea for incorporating natural elements in our envirtonment into our decor. Cheers

Sep 22, 2010 05:00 PM #2
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Great Ideas; thanks for sharing this post.  Something to take to heart this Fall Season.

Sep 22, 2010 05:00 PM #3
Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com
770.498.7333 - Atlanta, GA
Learn to leverage technology to get more done.

Hi Barbara. Alas, some of us are really challenged when it comes to hand-made crafts. I'm with the wife; I'd rather buy because no one really wants to see what I could come up with on my own. :-)

Sep 22, 2010 09:55 PM #4
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

It's funny to get the husbands point of view, I love it!

Sep 23, 2010 05:38 PM #5
Cindy Richter
Interior Motiv Home Staging - Flower Mound, TX
IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager

Thankfully, my husband doesn't care one way or the other what I do for decorating...again, thankfully.  I loved hearing about that conversation.  Have heard some myself and I'm smiling because I don't think I would have been able to keep my two cents out of their conversation.  Funny, thanks for sharing. 

Sep 27, 2010 08:03 AM #6
Barbara Heil-Sonneck
Design2Sell - Atlanta, GA
Home Staging Atlanta

Thank you for all your feedback, I am ready for the Fall...

Sep 27, 2010 04:45 PM #7
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


Thanks for sharing this with us.  Cute story about the couple!  I love doing crafts especially with nature.  It makes it so much more enjoyable when you do it with family or friends too.

Nov 10, 2010 05:53 PM #8
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