Thursday, September 11, 2014

~ Magnolia Leaves & Burlap Flowers - Fall Decor ~ Natural Elements

The Decorated House ~ Fall Decorating Burlap Flowers and Nature
 Magnolia Leaf Wreath 
and Burlap Ribbon Rosette w/Lace

Magnolias leaves, one of Mother Nature's best inventions are such a perfect natural element in Fall decorating with their beautiful shiny green leaves accented with rich velvet copper on the underside. This is my inspiration for Fall decor this year.  No wonder people have been decorating with them for so many years. And now it's Fall...well kind of. It's still quite warm, but you can fell the change in the gentle breeze during a morning walk. From now through the holidays the magnolias have wonderful seed pods in addition to the pretty leaves, and that makes them so perfect for decorating.

The Decorated House ~ Fall Decorating - Burlap Flowers and Nature

So while we were out walking the last few mornings  we also collected some natural elements to add to our home for Fall. I can remember when we were first starting out Sweet Hubby used to go out on bike rides and bring me back bags of weeds, flowers and pods to use for arrangements. This year I decided it would actually be fun to do much the same thing, and to  mix it up with a few things that I already have or a few things to buy, like this darling burlap ribbon with white dots!

This is another take on the fabric flower rosette that you all like so much.  You can find the directions of how to make it HERE. This time I used a burlap ribbon. So there is no need for you to cut fabric into strips, the ribbon is ready to go. It's the same technique, roll the middle bud, then fold the ribbon away from you and roll it around the bud, fold backwards and roll...and just keep going until it is the size you want. Add a drop of hot glue or stitch it to keep the rose in shape. 

I'm loving the copper and lime green this year. Perfect Fall colors for me. And then Halloween just around the corner. The last days of each year go so quickly don't they?!

See Y'All Soon~



14 comments:

  1. I love copper and lime green, too. It is looking like Fall at your house. I love magnolia leaves and we can't grow them here- xo Diana

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    1. Diana, I didn't really realize that Magnolias were that tender until several readers have mentioned that they don't grow in their area. I love the copper and lime green too!

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  2. Ohhhh we like the magnolia.
    Decosurvintage.

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  3. Donna, I love how you used the magnolia for Fall decor! I used them for Christmas last year; but never thought to use it for Fall! Very pretty!

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    1. Hi Shenita, I know how much you love that copper color and the magnolias. I remember all you pretty Christmas decorations.

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  4. I love your polkadot rosette, surrounded by the beautiful magnolia leaves. I don't have a tree, but the Walmart nearby has a whole row of them! I snagged a few branches last year to make a wreath. I like the cool looking seed pod too!

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    1. Since it doesn't harm the tree to give it a little trim, its great that you were able to find some Leslie. The burlap ribbon is a fun change of decor this year.

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  5. I am a huge fan of magnolia leaves. A bit jealous, we can't grow them hear. Your home looks wonderful for fall.

    Cynthia

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Cynthia! You know they do sell dried and some pretty artificial leaves as well. I found some stashed away and added them to some other decorations.

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    1. Hi ~ I hope you had a chance to try making a few flowers for you decorating too!

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  7. Love magnolia leaves! You have inspired me to get on my fall decor! It is so hard to think fall when it is in the 80's!!

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    1. You are so right Cindy! The heat makes it less Fall-like but we know it will cool down so very soon. The magnolia leaves always seem like a nice way to make the transition. Thanks for stopping by.

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