Sunday, September 20, 2009

Whitney's Frugal Fall Centerpiece

Oh I am so glad Fall is here!! It is by far my favorite season and by far the most fun to decorate for. I have been itching to start busting out the pumpkins and this weekend that is just what I did. My mother-in-law mentioned that the Marketstreet had their baby ghost pumpkins on sale...3 for $2... say no more! I made a stop at Homegoods before picking them up because I knew I wanted to make a centerpiece and needed some shantys to get the job done. I found these three copper colored candlesticks on the clearance aisle for $3 a piece... SCORE! While I didn't hate their color I decided to spray paint them with Rustoleum American Accents Canyon Black paint. I really can't express enough how GREAT this line of paint is.... SO much better than any others I have tried. You can find it at Hobby Lobby and at Joann's.


While those were drying I took a frame apart and covered the cardboard with burlap. I just used my hot glue gun to pull the sides first and then the top and bottom.


Once that was done I stuck it back in the frame...

And then I flipped it right-side up... HOW Cute!! I almost like it just like this and you can put anything on it:)

Now for the fun part.... I got my new black candlesticks and put them on top of the tray. I then put all my baby ghost pumpkins on the bottom... don't they make you smile?? Finally I put 3 gourds on each candlestick and I was done... What do you think?? I will be sharing my frugal fall centerpiece over at Thrifty Finds at Southern Hospitality and at Met Mondays over at Between Naps on the Porch... Check it out!
http://southernhospitalityblog.com/fun-at-the-beach/

I will also be linking this at Southern Hospitality for her Fall Party... Check it out!!!!

39 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Very sweet idea!!

blessings
mary

Soiree Design- Creative Parties & Events said...

You are just so crafty! I love this!

Kammy said...

Super Sweeeeeet !

Karen said...

OH I love that. The burlap frame is so cute. I need a new centerpiece and this maybe it.

Nancy said...

What a cute idea! What size frame is that? I just love it...thanks for sharing!

Nancy

Tiffany said...

So cute...thanks for sharing your crafty ideas with us!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

darling. I am linking this to a fall post at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I really like the centerpiece. Looks so fun, the pumpkins are too cute

Kim said...

I just love this!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

"FUN"tastic! I just love it. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Charla

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

Very cute! Love the tray! Can't go wrong with burlap!

Shelia said...

Oh, this turned out so nicely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

nannykim said...

I think they are darling--cute ideas!

nannykim from spindle cottage

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/2009/09/met-monday.html

Martha said...

A great fall centerpiece Love the white and black.

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

such a cute idea! I love it. its so festive :)

Diann said...

Very cute idea!

Barb said...

too cute!!

barbara jean

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

This is such an awesome and simple idea! It's great! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Hi, It turned out so cute...
xoxo
Julie

Lee Laurie said...

I love it! All of it!

Embellished Bayou said...

Too, too cute! I love the burlap, what a great idea!

g.suzie said...

Very simple and creative, sometimes less is better! Thanks for sharing a great fall idea with us!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That is a great idea! And I love the light neutrals instead of orange for fall...orange and only orange can be a bit much and is really too much for most places.

Victoria said...

Darling little centerpiece! Love it. :)

Audra said...

Fabulous idea. Simple and elegant, just a lovely centerpiece!

Lorie said...

I LOVE IT! Those candle sticks are so cute, but so much cuter in black! It all turned out beautifully!

Cindy said...

How cute is that! Very nice!!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it!!! I need to find me some ghost pumpkins.

Wendy said...

That is so pretty! I wish I could do somethng like that, my cats would totally destroy it.

Elizabeth said...

That is too cute!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I heart your little white pumpkins...the burlap frame/tray is a keeper!

Blessings,
Linda

Dionna said...

I really like the candles on the candlesticks! I haven't even begun to decorate yet...

Joy said...

How clever, I love it!

niartist said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Definitely a fantastic way to ring in fall! Oh, and if you're going to be doing any spooky Halloween decor, stop by my blog for a how-to and a giveaway! I hope you can!

Marie said...

Hello Whitney - I love visiting your blog. I haven't been following long, but what I have seen is so inspirational! Thank you for sharing this fabulous idea of transforming a frame into a tray. Love all the sweet lil' pumpkins! And the black candle stick holders are fabulous.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Sue said...

Hi Whitney, It is just so amazing how something so simple could make such a statement! I loved the change you made to this tray and the candlesticks. Those little white pumpkins just tickle me. I almost painted my candlesticks black, but once I saw the oiled bronze finish- I was hooked. Thanks for coming by and leaving such nice comments. :-) Sue

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Super Cute ideas!!

Cindy said...

How great and inexpensive is that!!! I need to check out the rest of your blog, just in case you have other ideas that I might could use. Thanks for the look and the instructions. Hugs,
Cindy S.

rtgaffney said...

So simple and beautiful! I love it.

 
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