$20 Fall Centerpiece

IMG_6755-5October is TOMORROW and the cooler Colorado weather has been given me all the fall vibes! I’ve been searching for the perfect autumn decor and I thought this year I would take matters into my own hands on a few pieces around our home.

I feel silly writing this tutorial because it’s extremely easy, but I know you’ll love it as much as I do so I wanted to document it! Here are a few steps on how to make this centerpiece at home, with pumpkins and greens/flowers I found at the local grocery store.  The pieces themselves were under $20 and I found the basket in our crawlspace.  You can also use a basket, a wooden box, or even a cute decorative bowl laying around the house. Get creative with what you already have in your home, chances are you can repurpose something.

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Here’s what you need: 

  1. Greens: I used silver dollar eucalyptus in various colors because they keep their shape and don’t shed, plus they’re fairly cheap…and they smell amazing!
  2. Pumpkins: White, orange, or a variety. Try and get a few different sizes
  3. A Container: Get creative with what you have at home
  4. Flowers or Dried Ornamental Corn:  I had flowers that were 2 weeks old and I was about to throw them away. Since they were holding their form nicely, I put them in the basket instead to add color! As soon as they start to shed I’ll remove and replace with other flowers, wheat, or corn.

To make:

  1. Fill the container with greens, you may have to trim some for them to fit. I like to leave some pieces hanging out for variety.

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2. Place your pumpkins as you like.

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3. Place dried flowers (or dried corn-I will be doing that in November) and you’re done!

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Get creative and make it your own. Try different colors and textures that work with your style!

Your little basket or box should last you through the fall season, if a pumpkin starts to look mushy simply toss it and replace…or don’t replace and just keep going.  They’re cute on the table or mantle alike.

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XO,

Nicki

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