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:

Anonymous said...

Very sweet idea!!

blessings
mary

Rachel@ Soiree Design 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.

Unknown 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 said...

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

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

I just love this!

Unknown 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 Autumn Photography said...

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

Diann said...

Very cute idea!

Barbara Jean said...

too cute!!

barbara jean

Quiltpiecer 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

A Southern Rose 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!

Unknown 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 @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State 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...

joyh82 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

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.

Anonymous said...

So simple and beautiful! I love it.

 
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