Host a Fall Gathering

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Designer: Lisa Storms

Welcome fall with a festive gathering inspired by the colors right outside your door.

Outdoor Ambiance: Whip up a set of soft chairback covers from old sweaters to bring an unexpected element to an otherwise plain set of chairs. At each place setting, put a berry box filled with treats and top each one with a die-cut leaf place card cut from chalkboard paper.

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Fall Gathering Card: Give guests a sneak peek of the party theme with an invitation featuring tiny, colorful acorns. Creative use of a circle punch makes crafting each acorn easy.

Get instructions here.

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Flower Power Table Runner: Chrysanthemums, the colorful mainstay of fall, grace the center of a burlap runner, in a fall-inspired ombre palette. Pieces of tissue paper punched into scalloped circles are layered and scrunched to shape each flower.

Get the instructions here.

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Word Message Cake Topper: Add a festive raffia- or yarn-wrapped wire word to the top of your next sweet treat.

Get instructions here.

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Place Settings: Pick up a stack of berry boxes and turn them into place card treat holders for each of your guests. Use chalk to write each guest’s name onto a leaf die cut from chalkboard paper and secure it to the arrangement with a mini clothespin.

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Go Nuts! Treat Favors: Want to send friends home with a little something special? Put colorful plastic Easter eggs to use by transforming them into fillable acorn favors with twine hot-glued to the widest end.

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Acorn Garland: This fun take on a garland is made by simply tweaking purchased paper globes to resemble acorns. Trimmed and painted paper bowls are topped with painted wine corks to complete the caps.

Get instructions here.

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