Fall centerpiece

September 16, 2013

August 31st equaled the first day of fall for me because it was the first day of College football. Makes sense, right?


It’s about time I posted my fall centerpiece before October 1st since that’s when the halloween decor comes out, the fall decor retires for 31 days until it returns on November 1st. It’s science (as Matt likes to say).


I love looking at all the holiday decorations at the store, no matter what the holiday is, but I hardly ever buy pre-assembled decorations. I like to change my holiday decorations every year and putting the same pre-assembled decoration/wreath/centerpiece doesn’t satisfy the creative bug in me. All of the items used in this centerpiece were things I had on hand, so it cost me $0. If you don’t have any of these items, they’re all relatively inexpensive- a few dollars for the pics and leaves, an inexpensive box and candles from Home Goods/TJ Maxx/Ross and really inexpensive candleholders from a thrift store.


{supplies: box, candles, candlestick holders (for height), fall pics, leaves}


{Step 1: place the candles and candlesticks where you’d like them, put a layer or two of leaves down so the wood bottom is covered}


{Step 2: bend the pics and place them where you’d like by leaning them against the inside of the box*}


{Step 3: keep filling with pics, lining the perimeter of the box}


{Step 4: once you have all the pics where you’d like them, start filling in with lots and lots of leaves to make it look extra full}


{finished product}


Just a note of caution: This is for decoration only, I will not be lighting the candles as the pics come up high around the candles and are obviously a huge fire hazard. At least the whole thing looks pretty.


*If this box looks familiar to you, it’s because it used to house the herb garden which lasted all of 2 weeks. Yes, you read that right. 2 weeks. I had a feeling it wouldn’t last long. It might have been because it was sitting on the dining room table which gets enough light, but perhaps not enough air circulation?? At least I don’t have to worry about this centerpiece dying.


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