Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall....A DIY Centerpiece.....

One of the many great reasons to live in Tennessee has to be our incredible Fall weather...absolutely my favorite, favorite time of the year living here....The leaves on our 65 year old Maple tree turn the most beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow that they nearly take your breath away.
The hot humid days are replaced by cool, crisp, sunny sweater wearing days and on any given Saturday you might just hear,
"It's FOOTBALL time in Tennessee!"
(just one more reason I have loved calling this state home for the past 11 years)

So..I was more than a little excited to get started with some Fall decorations and with perfect timing, my friend Amy at One Artsy Mama has issued a challenge....and it was just the motivation I needed.





 
This week's challenge was creating a Fall Centerpiece....and this is what I came up with...
 








 
The best part....it only cost $2 to make!! Now that's a price tag that always makes me smile :)
 
Here's what I used.... (not pictured tree branches from my yard, and my glue gun)
 








 
I used the jars from my Summer Mantle and added some faux tree bark that I picked up  at JoAnn on clearance for .97 cents
 


After that step was finished, the only things left to do were finding a few small tree branches in the yard ( I had a great little helper for this job) and hot gluing on the Fall leaves I got at Goodwill for $1.00


And here's what the center piece looks like when I add a few of my beloved Fiestaware dishes...


A pretty simple start to my Fall decorating and I love that these will look great on the mantle too...I'm sure they will find their permanent home there considering the little hands already so eager to see how easily the leaves can come off the branches....hehehe

Have you started any Fall decorating? I would love to hear what you have been up to!
Now...I'm off to link up this project at One Artsy Mama!

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6 comments:

  1. Cuh-YOOT!! Still waiting for baby :) Happy tuesday!

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  2. I think this is a super cute idea! You always make things look so doable on your blog--which I really appreciate! Great job!

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  3. Ooh, I love the colors! Everything looks so festive for fall; the leaves, the tablecloth, the plates...it coordinates really well! Great job on the first challenge...and way to keep it cheap! :)

    amy

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  4. Love it and the price tag! Very creative!

    I am a new follower from It's a Party at Creative Princess. If you have a chance stop by www.messforless.net and say hi!
    Thanks!

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  5. Super cute! And I totally need some of that faux bark!! Stop over for a visit sometime...

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