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Autumn Table & Paint-by-Number Place Cards

Heather Bullard | Autumn Table 1

Over the years, I’ve purposely pared down my seasonal decor. I find that I can be just as content and inspired by using natural elements and a few fun or surprising seasonal items scattered in the mix. To me, the end result can be just as special and holiday-like. Plus, there are the added bonuses of saving money on the budget and space in the attic, garage and basement. Today, I thought I’d share with you a few of the ways I incorporate my less is more strategy and ideas with a seasonal autumn table setting.

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Holiday Crafts


This is the year my holiday crafting is a big bust. I’ve had practically zero free time to get my craft on…and I have to say, I’m missing it. I just returned from location scouting in Phoenix and I’m heading to Oregon this week to shoot a home for appear in print next year. So my fa-la-la-la-la is really lacking. I’m sure some of you can relate. There are just those years when it doesn’t all come together. At least not how we envision it in our heads. 😉

To make up for it, I’ve found a few great crafters, bakers, and diy’ers making lots of cheery holiday handmades. Here’s a few of my favorites!

I remember making these as a kid.
Easy and beautiful stamped wrapping paper.
Natural Christmas table decorations for a festive fete.
A tutorial on making a gorgeous holiday wreath.
Hoping Santa puts one of these Snowflake Sugar Cookies in my stocking.
Love hosting Game Nights? These clever Reindeer Games invites are sure to be a hit!
And lastly, my Evergreen Gift Tags are a cinch to make!

Between posts, you can find me on Instagram (heatherbullard), sharing the little things in life.


DIY: Chalkboard Boxes


Here’s a quick and easy craft project, just in time for Mother’s Day. With only a few simple steps, you can spruce up a plain kraft box, into something a little more special for gifting.


Step 1. Paint the lid of your box with 2 coats of Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint. Let the first coat dry before applying the second. Step 2. Prime the lid by rubbing a piece of chalk over the entire surface. Wipe off with a dry paper towel, and repeat.


Step 3. Using chalk, or a Chalk Ink Pen, write the recipients name or initial. Step 4. Tie a ribbon (or twine) around the box, and adorn with a sprig of greenery or flowers.

All that’s left is making sure you tucked in the perfect gift!