Hello lovely Friends! I’m back with a new centerpiece for my dining room table that I’m pretty excited to share, as part of a fun Fall tour with my bHome Friends. Together we’ll be sharing over 30 Fall projects and ideas to inspire you. I’m sharing mine here today and I hope you’ll come back tomorrow when I share links to everyone else’s!
I’m also announcing a fabulous giveaway at the bottom of this post!
Okay first things first. Let me show you why I’m excited about my new centerpiece. It started out like this:
Now if you follow me regularly, you probably remember that I already gave this gross lantern a pick-me-up this Summer with a little spray paint:
It did require yet another spray paint job though…
To make this!
I was inspired by this little arrangement that I had seen at Michaels:
I thought the idea to use a lantern was fabulous. Luckily I had just the one.
If you remember my Thrifty Fall Centerpiece from last year, you may remember the stand that I used as the base for my display…
My little lantern arrangement fit on it perfectly!
Want to make one too? It was quite simple to do!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Lantern (Remove candle if necessary)
- Floral Foam, knife (Michaels)
- Moss (Dollar Tree)
- Two feather/fuzzy stems (from Michaels)
- One ivory Fall floral bush (from Michaels)
- One small green Fall floral stem (from Michaels)
- Hot glue, hot glue gun
- Needle nosed pliers/wire cutters
- Small gold pumpkin (Micheals)
My lantern originally had a candle, but I removed it by unscrewing it from the bottom. I added floral foam to the bottom that I cut to fit with a knife:
Then I covered the foam with moss, using hot glue to secure it. Next I cut the feather/fuzzy stems apart with my needle nosed pliers:
Then I added those stems to the foam at the base like so:
Next I cut my ivory floral stems apart…
And added those as well:
The last to cut were the small green flower picks:
I added just a few here and there…
The last thing to add was the gold pumpkin. I pierced it through the bottom with a piece of one of the flower stems I didn’t use to turn it into a pick, and just stuck it in place.
I added a couple tiny pumpkins to finish it off and voila!
Really simple, right? Of course you could use any stems you want. This would be beautiful in traditional vibrant Fall colors too!
Here is my Fall wreath from last year hanging out in the background:
It still looks fresh and new. I did have to add a little hot glue to the flower on the top to hold it upright.
This wreath is now above my mantel. I’ll be sharing that next week.
It didn’t take much to fill this lantern. I spent around $15 for all the stems and the pumpkin. I already had the other supplies.
I have it on this stand, but I like it just as well without it…
I’ve got something else exciting to share!
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Make sure you come back tomorrow. I will be sharing all of our (more than 30) links to amazing Fall decor, crafts and inspiration right here in one place! It’s sure to get you fired up for Fall!
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I love to share at these great parties:
The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Between Naps on the Porch Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista