Cotton Picking Beautiful

October 11, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Yesterday we began our discussion on using neutral colors in decorating for Fall, one thing we touched on was using cotton and what a punch of color you can get from the white of the cotton itself and the brown from the stalk and stems of the cotton plants. Growing up in Western Oklahoma I was used to seeing a lot of cotton this time of year as farmers were getting ready to harvest both cotton and peanuts in the fall. Cotton is a really beautiful plant once it’s been allowed to dry and it can add a lot of height, color, and texture to your fall flower arrangements, it’s even beautiful on its own as we’ll see in photographs today. Cotton can be used in as little amounts as you want or a lot. Today you can find all types of wreaths for Fall made using cotton, I personally am drawn to the ones done on grapevine with cotton on one side and grapevine left to show on the other side as well as wreaths covered in cotton. Enough talk, let’s take a look at cotton and how you can bring this fall plant in and make beautiful use of it in your home. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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An antique pitcher filled with cotton stems is a simple and very elegant seasonal display. (via)

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There are tons of cotton wreaths out there, love this one and the naturalness of it, both in material and shape. (via)

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Cotton also look great mixed with other natural elements, here it’s paired with magnolia leaves for chair decorations. (via)

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Sometimes something like a simple cotton boll wreath is all you need to add some seasonal charm to a display. (via)

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Garlands made of cotton fun to use, you can keep them together or cut them apart and add them to wreaths or arrangements. (via)

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An asymmetrical wreath like this one is one of my favorite designs, especially when using something like a grapevine wreath that has lots of texture and color. (via)

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An arrangement like this is very simple but at the same time elegant and powerful and can be done with any floral element. (via)

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I LOVE this wreath, I definitely want to make one of these. This wreath could be used all the way through January, just add a red or plaid bow to it for Christmas, blue for Hannukah and silver in January. (via)

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Wouldn’t this be great for a Fall themed country wedding or party? (via)

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Again, less is more and very pretty. (via)

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You can always add more color and texture with all the great burlap and fabric ribbons that are available today. (via)

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