I jumped right into the Halloween decor, but now I'm easing my way into some general autumnal adornment. (I really wanted to say "autumness" but I'm told that's not a real word.)
It is pretty simple, but I was trying to use what I had, for the most part. The leather strap hurricane was a super easy DIY project that cost me $3, plus tax. Not too shabby considering other ones I've seen at Front Gate and One Kings Lane (which inspired this in the first place) were priced at $60 to $469 bucks!
I had a vase on hand and only had to purchase 2 pleather belts at Daiso. If you aren't familiar, Daiso is similar to a dollar store, only everything is $1.50 and Japanese. (Note: the link is not to the exact style belts I bought because they don't appear to be available online.)
I cut each belt so it would fit snugly (the material gives a little, so make it as tight as possible.) and poked a hole with the tip of a knife. The curved the ends, although they aren't really visible. Then I cut the remainder of the belt straps in half, giving me four pieces to tuck in diagonally. I snipped the ends at an angle once I knew how long they needed to be. That's pretty much it. I didn't use glue or special hardware or anything.
I like that I can remove the belt pieces if I choose to use the vase in other ways throughout the year.
Other pieces I used for this display included these shuttles (part of an antique loom) that belonged to my grandfather, who worked in textiles.
I also made this little flower arrangement with some hydrangeas, feathers, and dried seed pods.
Anyone else out there moving onto post-Halloween decorating already?
Sharing at Remodelaholic's Anonymous Party.