Pine boughs, pine cones, pumpkins, berries, leaves, even rocks are a good choice.
And of course, it doesn't hurt that it's free.
So let's get creative.
Think outside the box.
I like free. Free is good.
Candles work well with the outdoors because they are made of natural products.
Who doesn't like candles?
Look through your serving pieces and pair them with your candles and lanterns filling in with the natural things you scarfed from your yard.
I found this "pumpkin" at Goodwill for $3.00. The berries were clearanced at Jo-Anns for under a dollar. Pine boughs - front yard.
You can even spice up nature with a little silver spray paint. I painted these leaves last year. Click here to read about it.
Here are all the fall tablescape tips if you care to take a peek:
Think of how things are laid out in nature - layered naturally.
If you're a furniture or home decor painter/crafter (or would like to be) - try your hand at mixing up your own chalky type paint. Download my free pdf with 4 chalk type recipes, with directions and comparisons. Just click on the picture below: