Martha Stewart makes fall decorations with terracotta urns, pivet, magnolia and seasonal berries. Corn stalks give height to the arrangement, while privet gives it bulk; magnolia, crab apples, and berries are added for color.
Source:Martha Stewart Living, Season 1 Episode 109
When dipped in wax, colorful leaves can be preserved through this season and beyond. We clustered a group to suspend in a window -- perfect for greeting visitors. Stands of monofilament keep them from falling a second time.
Today's chore -- raking the front yard -- is tomorrow's cheer when you turn pressed foliage into greeting cards or gift tags for bags of candy. Then you can let the wind (or really, the letter carrier or the Halloween spirit) carry them away.