Every year at this time, I have to wear blinders when I go into stores, because we have lots of fall and winter birthdays in our family, and if I hope to put a Thanksgiving meal on the table and have any presents under the tree, I can’t spend money on ready-made decor.
So when I found out that Hometalk was hosting a “Home for Fall” blog hop, I wanted to participate, but I challenged myself to do it without buying a single thing from a store.
I’m still feeling under the weather, so I wanted to keep it easy too – nothing that required power tools. I came up with a rustic fall centerpiece using things I already had on hand. I hope you like it! 🙂
I started with a weathered piece of salvaged wood, a candle and some small pumpkins my daughter bought.
I added an old bed spring to elevate one of the little pumpkins.
I used pine branch cuttings to fill in empty spots.
I just kept tweaking – adding more pine cones, acorns and an old doily.
I turned off the lights, and was pretty happy with the arrangement.
I like using a variety of textures, so I brought in one of my smaller ironstone pitchers, with some wheat inside it to finish it up.
No money spent. No power tools used, AND I can reuse it for Christmas.
I’ll just add fresh evergreen clippings, switch out the pumpkins for something else, and maybe put some red berry branches in the pitcher.
My budget didn’t take a hit, and the kitchen table looks festive for fall!
There are lots more projects created by other bloggers participating in the blog hop! See them all below.