Fun and Creative Halloween-Themed Projects
DECORATING WITH CORK – Page 32
Turn tin cans into stylish organizers by following the simple directions of Country Home’s green guru, Danny Seo. Using only scissors, a hot glue gun and a roll of eco-friendly cork shelf liner; empty coffee and soup cans become functional desktop organizers.
QUICK AND EASY ROOM MAKEOVER – Page 36
With only a hundred dollars and 12 hours start to finish, the Country Home Emergency Makeover Team turns a blank sofa wall into a personal gallery. Includes tips on how to find “economical art” for a vintage look without breaking your budget.
FIND OF THE MONTH: THROWS – Page 42
A collection of seven of Country Home’s favorite warm and snuggly throws for autumn. Whether you prefer wool, cotton or mohair, you will find something here to layer your favorite nesting spot during the cool, crisp days of autumn.
SHOP TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS – Page 46
Be Pretty in Pink and make a difference with these affordable indulgences all supporting breast cancer awareness. Country Home shares some girly picks to make a difference and treat the special women in your life, including yourself.
TRAVEL: WASHINGTON D.C.’S ARTSY DISTRICT - Page 50
Country Home Art Director Shelley Caldwell drops in on D.C.’s Greater U Street Historical District and shows us her favorite spots. The neighborhood that has long been the haunt of famous jazz musicians is also home to beautiful antique shops, restaurants, galleries and even a fair-trade home and living store.
WHAT’S HOT NOW: VINTAGE HALLOWEEN DECOR – Page 72
Classic Halloween papier-mâché lanterns, noisemakers and candy containers from 1915 to about 1950 are hot items on the collectors market. These items, originally used for adult-oriented parties, were not meant to keep, so finding undamaged pieces today is difficult. Learn where to look for them, what to pay and how to tell if a piece is truly vintage.
TURN YOUR JUNK INTO BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN PIECES – Page 74
Sue Whitney and Ki Nassauer of JunkMarket turn old castoffs into beautiful autumnal projects. Discover how to turn an old squeaky wheel into a classic front-door wreath, transform vintage jar-holders into stunning pumpkin chandeliers and more.
SHOPGIRL’S ADORABLE INTERIOR DOORS – Page 87
Leslie Segrete, a.k.a. Shopgirl, is Country Home’s new do-it-herself expert. Follow her easy-to-follow instructions to transform an interior door using paint, wallpaper and decorative moldings. Shopgirl also includes her picks of the month, garden gear to make all your outdoor chores easier this fall.
APPLES: AUTUMN’S USEFUL DECORATING TOOL – Page 108
For the ultimate autumn look, grab a basket of apples and decorate your home with one of these 7 seasonal projects. Country Home features instructions on how to make a wreath, bouquet or placecards for an autumn dinner table using fall’s favorite fruit. Editors also share tips on how to extend the life of the projects and both outdoor apple decorating ideas.
FLAVORFUL PIES FOR ANY OCCASION – Page 134
A sampling of autumn pie recipes, pastry pointers and the personal thoughts of Patty Pinner, author of Sweety Pies: An Uncommon Collection of Womanish Observations, with Pie. She sprinkles personal life lessons with six delicious recipes, including Mama’s Mock Cherry Pie, made with cranberries, and a “ladylike” Old-Time Chocolate Meringue Pie.
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