I hope you all are having a great week!! I wanted to say "Thank You" for all your sweet comments regarding my Teal & Yellow Fall Tablescape!!
I'm glad you all love it as much as I do!! :)
I promised a couple of tutorials to show you how I created the centerpiece & also the napkin rings for this tablescape, so I thought I would do that today!
First, I wanted to show you my inspiration picture for the centerpiece project.....
I saw this image on my friend, Traci's Blog, during her Favorite "Pins" Friday Segment a couple weeks ago. Isn't it beautiful?! It was exactly what I was envisioning for my own table, just on a much smaller scale!
So, first, I was gonna need a wooden box.....or so I thought!
While out doing some shopping with my mom, I was talking with her about this project & describing to her what I was wanting. I was just gonna purchase a wooden box if I could find one, if not, I was gonna build one. Then, my mom spotted this in one of the aisles of the store we were in.....
Yep.....A cardboard box!!!
It was exactly the size I was needing & after asking one of the sales associates for permission, I took it home with me for FREE! :) My mom....she's a genius, I tell ya!
Then I gave the box 2 coats of "Midnight Garden" craft paint using a sponge brush....
When the box was dry, I started adding my goodies to the inside!
I bought three "pint size" yellow mums at Lowes for just 88 cents a piece & spaced them evenly inside the box. I left them in the containers that I purchased them in so that I could take them out to water them as needed & then put them back inside the box. Then, I took some floral foam that I bought at Walmart, cut it to the size I needed, & then stuck it down inside the box in between the mums.
Once I had the foam in place, I then place my candles down inside the box as well...
Next, I purchased some fall berry picks at Hobby Lobby to coordinate with colors I was using. They were $2.47 a piece, but I got them 50% off. I bought four total & added them to my box, just spacing them evenly throughout & sticking each one down into the floral foam....
I also purchased some brown wheat & dried baby' s breath from Hobby Lobby....
This large bundle was originally $6.99, but I used a 40% off coupon for it.
In order to be able to work this into my arrangement, I also bought some wooden picks....
These can be found in the floral department of any craft/hobby store. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.
The wooden picks are what goes down into the floral foam. So, to use them, I just cut small groupings of wheat & baby's breath down to size & wrapped the wire (provided with the picks) around the base of each grouping.
And then, this is where I kinda stopped taking pictures!!
Bad, bad blogger!!!
I just gonna kind of show you picks of the completed arrangment & walk you through the rest, so you can see what I'm talking about....ummmkay?! So, if you look in the pictures below, you can see where I just kind of used the wheat & baby's breath as a "filler." I mainly used it in & around the candles to fill in the gaps there.
Then, I found some old leaf garland in with my fall decor items I had stored away! I ended up taking the yellow/green leaves off of the garland & started sticking them down inside the box to bring in a little more color to the display....
The leaves are not secured into the floral foam, but rather just tucked inside the box instead.
And last but not least, I went through the arrangement & nestled in some pine cones & acorns that I bought in a bag at Dollar General for around $3.00 & placed them down inside the arrangement.
If you look closely, you can see the top of an acorn on the left :)
I hope that gives you a pretty good idea of how it all came together!!
I hope so!!!
Nows, as for the napkin rings....
This is how it went down.....
I grabbed an empty toilet paper roll & cut it into four (somewhat) equal parts....
Then I grabbed some scrap burlap that I had laying around the house, cut it into thin strips & hot glued them around each "napkin ring."
Last, I found some little pine cones that I had on an old wreath & hot glued them onto the napkin ring to dress them up a bit more.
That's it!! Easy Peasy!!!
If you don't have pine cones, you could also use some little acorns!
I think that would be really cute as well!!
Ever seen the old toilet paper roll turned napkin ring trick before?!
Ever made napkin rings from a toilet paper roll?!
I hope I was able to provide you with some ideas for your own Fall Tablescape & I hope you found these tutorials easy to follow!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
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