Thursday, October 2, 2014
Easy Fall Centerpiece for the non-crafty
When I post some of my little DIY stints or even little decorating projects, I'll inevitably get a comment or two about how some of you don't consider yourselves 'crafty.'
Well this one is for you!
All you'll need is a vessel like a bowl, tureen, a sewing machine drawer or I had this small wooden drawer on hand, three holiday "picks" and filler you may have on hand from other decorations.
|(You'll have to excuse the pics, these were taken back when we didn't have a proper dining room table because I was staining it.)|
I got two identical picks and one that was similar but had a different colored pumpkin and different filler including a faux feather and some berries.
Let's get started!
If you groan at a $5 price tag, Hobby Lobby basically *always* has their holiday picks on sale for 40% off and these were no exception which meant I spent less than $10 on these.
Pull each decoration away from the main bundle. These are all wired in so they can be easily pulled out as long as you go in right at the main stem.
When you're all done assemble your goodies in a pile.
Take the longest parts like the faux berries and line them on each side in the drawer/bowl.
Grab the leaves and use them to fill in the middle so the inside doesn't show through and to act as something for the other goodies to sit on top of.
Then it's time to put in the pumpkins.
I rested a pine cone in the middle and used the feather in the middle to secure an unwieldy gourdkin. (Note I changed my mind on the color combo of the pumpkins already)
I grabbed some of the berries for filler.
I tucked them in any holes that were still showing.
Go out in your backyard or in a park and gather some acorns to add some interest.
Watch your creation come together to perfection.
Give it one final once over to see if it needs anything else...it does.
I secured some fall ribbon around the perimeter with some scotch tape because no one will ever see it.
I found a cute little bird card I got and saved for some reason and stuck it in the middle for a cute touch.
A beautiful, rustic and more important, EASY centerpiece even the most novice of decorators can throw together and give a special touch of fall to any room in the house!
Linked up with: Blesser House, French Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Tater Tots and Jello, Thrifty Decor Chick,
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