I LOVE Fall! I love Summer too, but around halfway through I am looking forward to Fall and cooler days and nights and all the beautiful colors. I think Fall decorating is probably right up there with Christmas decorating. I don’t usually get to do much decorating in my home, but the other day when the boys were at a friends house so I could get a candle making video done, I decided on a whim, to stop over at Hobby Lobby and find some decorations to make a Fall centerpiece. I found some great stuff and Fall decor was 40% off, so that was a huge plus (because I think some of their stuff is a little pricey….).
So instead of the video I had originally planned, I ended up doing this fall centerpiece craft. It was so simple and turned out beautiful! Now if only I had a diningroom table to display it! But, alas, my house is too small for a dining table. Someday.
Now, I bought all these supplies at Hobby Lobby because there were certain things I knew I wanted to get there, so I just ended up buying all the supplies there. I am persuaded that you could stop in at the Dollar Tree and buy most of these supplies and save even more money, although their leaves tend to not be very good quality and they don’t look as real as the ones I got from Hobby Lobby.
Also, keep in mind that I did not use all of the leaves or pinecones, so you would have enough of those left over to make something else!
- 1 package of fall leaves $4.79
- 1 bag of pinecones, nuts, etc… $7.19
- 1 bag of 3 small corn on the cob decor $2.09
- 1 bag of decorative rocks (I bought mine at the Dollar Tree) $1.00
- 1 large platter (the one I bought at Hobby Lobby was only $1.99 since it is a coated plastic or something but it looks nice and it is sturdy)
- 1 decorative glass container large enough to put a smaller glass candle inside $2.99
- 1 small glass container candle (I used a 4 oz. Roly Poly that was from a Partylite candle). The fragrance is Sweet Potato Pecan Pie from Candlesoylutions. You can make one yourself, or you could just buy a small jar candle. You could also just stick a tealight in there as well, or a votive inside a tight votive holder, or even a small pillar candle would look wonderful. Just be careful with the pillar candles or if you are using a taper candle because the wax may drip onto the rocks, so, especially with the tapers, you would want to put it in some sort of holder that will catch the wax.
All you do is place the larger glass in the center of the platter, then place the leaves all around and then the pinecones, nuts and corn on top of that. Very simple! You can put rocks in the larger glass or you could do dried corn or some other non-flammable decor (marbles, shells, etc…). Then place your candle inside the decorative glass on top of the rocks or whatever you have inside.
I did not glue my decorations onto the platter, but you could certainly hot glue them so you can have a permanent decoration, or leave them loose so you can rearrange into something else later if you like. If you have kids that might like to grab at it, I would go ahead and glue the leaves and pine cones down at least.