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Make an Autumn Leaf Centerpiece
#DIY #Craft #Halloween
Watching the weather guy last night, he told us to maybe be ready for some snow this weekend. What? It just started being Autumn, didn’t it? The leaves aren’t even all of the way off of the trees. How can we be getting ready for snow already? Oh well. The wood bucket is stocked, I have some fire starters ready and the coffee pot is set to brew! I always love the cooler weather. It’s so much better to be able to put something extra on vs. being too warm for the outfit you’re wearing. Plus, living the mountains of Arizona, at around 6500′, we get some gorgeous views during the Autumn/Fall time. Here’s a photo from near our local ski resort of some of the beautiful colors.
I hope this craft idea will help you get ready for the Fall holidays, and give you an idea of how to decorate your home. Be sure to use what you have, and don’t worry about needing to buy new things. Even the dollar (and a quarter) store has a lot of stuff you could use to throw stuff together. Be sure and share a photo on my FB page, with what you come up with. I’d love to see it!
I sure hope that you like the tutorial, and pray that you have a blessed day!
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- Faux Leaves
- Mod Podge
- Glass Bowl
- & Time!
Instructions for the Autumn Candle Centerpiece:
Looking at the dining room table the other night, I decided I wanted to make a change. Don’t get me wrong, I love my fake artichokes…since everyone thinks they are real, but I wanted something different to go with the Fall season. Here’s what it looked like before.
With the leaves changing outside, I figured it would be fun to make our centerpiece match a bit more. I had an extra candle sitting upstairs and figured that I would give it a facelift. I started with some fall leaves that I have in my craft barn. What, you don’t have about 50 things that you know you’re going to use one day? Whatever! 😀 I started by taking the leaves off of the stems, being careful to not damage any of the fabric part.
When I had as many free from the stems that I would be needing, I got something out to put on the table to keep it clean, while I glued. Using some Mod Podge, I started attaching the leaves around the candle. I found that the yellow leaves were a bit too tight, so I ditched those for the orange ones that were more loose. Must have been a different fabric.
You can use as many, or as little as you wish. Be generous with the paste, to help it stick well to the candle. You might need to do multiple coats, if you feel it’s not secured enough. The leaves don’t have to be perfectly flat, just do what looks best for your project.
When the glue is dry, you can trim the leaves at the bottom, if you wish. I used a small glass bowl, upside down in the basket, to elevate the candle a bit. Totally up to you!
When that was done, I poured in some little pinecones that I had laying around.
I had bought some fake oranges awhile back, and thought that they might look perfect in the basket as well. Make it your own and use what you have lying around, or what best matches your kitchen/dining room.
Now it’s time to just enjoy it. I absolutely love the Autumn/Fall season here in Arizona. The oaks and aspens with their beautiful changing leaves. The crisp air and smell from those that are starting to use their wood stoves for warmth. Nothing better than the hot cider, fuzzy socks and pumpkin season!!
I hope you and your family have a great Autumn season. Stay safe and stay warm! What do you think? I hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment on what you would like to create, and maybe if you have any tips on how to do it different, or better!
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“They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives us autumn and the spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.”–Jeremiah 5:24
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How beautiful! I have pinecones in my home, just need those leaves now. I will definitely try this!
Everything Enchanting ❤️
You can find the leaves at the dollar store, which helps save a lot!
I love this so much! Autumn is one of my favorite times a year to decorate! Thanks for the tutorial.
Thanks Heidi – it was fun to put together.
Such a pretty and festive centerpiece for autumn. Great job! I decorate for autumn too.
I try to decorate a bit for each season, but Fall is my favorite!
So pretty! And I like the natural theme of it. It is nice to have some decorations that are easy and cost-effective.
Thank you, Marysa. I love natural looks!
These are so cute, and I love the idea, my table will look so wonderful with this centerpiece in the center.
wow! This is a great idea! My house will be different with this centerpiece!
Thank you! It was fun to make!
That is beautiful and simple. I can do that from stuff in my yard.
That’s what I loved about it – simple and easy!
That’s a really beautiful centerpiece, and there’s so many variations you can go with too!
That’s what I love about crafts. It can give others ideas on how to use what they have available.
This is a cute center piece. I need to make something for my table. It is bare.
I love changing things out for the seasons.
Nice, Just in time. I need table decorations for my November Coffee Clutch for the community.
This one is super easy to make! 🙂
This is such a beautiful centerpiece and I cannot believe that you made it yourself 😉 Very cool and love it… there is nothing better than crafting!
I love crafting, especially when it doesn’t cost much!
Lovely centerpiece. I’m so glad it is finally fall so we can put out all of our holiday decorations.
Yeah, I just wish it lasted longer. We put them all out, and then have to put them all away too close together.
This is perfect for my dining room table. I need to get the materials to make this.
It’s so easy to make, and you can find almost everything at the dollar store. 🙂
This is effortless and would be nice for a busy household with children.
Little effort, is the type of crafts that I love! 🙂
This is such a lovely idea. I love the way it turned out. I need to make one of these.
Thanks Kathy – it was fun to make!
Gorgeous! I just love how this turned out. I need to make one.
Thanks Amber! It was fun to make!
I love it! Hope I can make one as pretty for our home too.
I’m sure you can. They are super simple!
This turned out beautifully! Funny enough, I took my son to breakfast early this morning while it was raining and we were just talking about how God makes different seasons and that it’s nice to run in the rain this morning and enjoy sunshine in summer! Happy Autumn!
I love it!! So happy that you talk about things like that with him! Living in CA years ago, I never really knew what seasons were. Moving to the mountains of AZ in 2005, I finally was able to experience them, and LOVE IT!! Fall is my favorite, for sure!