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    Thursday, September 11, 2008

    Delightfuly Decadent Eco-Decor On the Cheap

    Fall is rushing upon us, and if you're anything like me, you don't have a lot of cash lying around to outlay on cutesy decorations, but you still want to add a festive air to the house.

    Here's how we decorate for fall, a little at a time, as the season rolls on.

    Notice I said, a little at a time? That's your first clue.

    With everyone's busy schedules, nobody really has the time anymore to sit down and craft their little hearts out for an entire day at a time, and with apartments constantly getting smaller and smaller, a lot of us simply photograph their decorations from year to year, and dispose of the decor after the holiday to cut down on clutter.

    Most of my family's decorations are made from recyclable materials so that really helps to cut down on things going into the landfill, as we can take it to our local recycling center for re-use after we're finished with it, or simply toss it in with the compostables.

    The only things that aren't recyclable in some way are the things that we are keeping from year to year, or that we can give as gifts later. For example, our Halloween box is a mere 4"x2" in size, and goes into our overall decor box for all the yearly holidays, which is small enough to be easily stuffed into the top of our closet.

    We have no autumn decorations this year, so we're gong to be building things as the season progresses and posting them here for you to enjoy and create for your own home. Every craft will contain at least one re-used item, and most of them will be fully recyclable when the season is over.

    Stay tuned for detailed instructions for beautiful, fun, and elegant crafts in this ongoing series.

    1 comment:

    Rambleman said...

    Cool. I've noticed over the years that we're doing less and less decorating for any season. I have no idea why.