Last year, I used an idea from a Lynette Jensen book called "Autumn Accents" to create an autumn tree. Those who read my needlework blog may remember it as my first post when I started blogging. This is fun to make. I have a 3~foot Christmas tree and you simply add all kinds of flowers, berries, nuts, fruits and anything that says fall. I placed some fall leaves at the base along with a few of the apples.
I am sorry the photos don't do the tree justice. With the flash, it makes the trees look odd and I did take one without the flash which hopefully is not too dark. This gives a nice impression of the warm glow it gives in our living room.