Hello, amazing friends! Has anyone else experienced a cool-down this week? It’s crazy that just a week ago it was sweltering here. That makes it so much easier for me to share my project today! I’m joining the Fall Seasonal Simplicity Tour, hosted by my lovely friend, Krista of The Happy Housie. My friends are sharing lots of DIY Fall inspiration as well so be sure to look for their projects at the bottom!
You may remember last year I joined this talented bunch with my fabric pumpkins:
I wasn’t quite ready for full-blown Fall decor so choosing a Fall project that used not-so-Fall fabrics worked out great. See how easy they are to make HERE!
Guess what? I’m still not quite ready for Fall!
But I do like to dress up my kitchen island with something seasonal, so I set out to do just that.
Those of you who are regular followers of mine know that I am working through another haul of things that have been taking up space in my storage room for way too long:
I decided to choose one of these items to create my island centerpiece.
And I knew this little cutie would be the perfect candidate:
This was marked down to 99¢ at the thrift store.
Here’s how I used it as a base for my new Fall centerpiece:
Does it look like Fall to you? Of course I painted the basket because I paint just about everything!
Today I’m going to share how easily this came together!
When I was looking for inspiration for my arrangement, I dropped by Michaels to see if anything jumped out at me. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
Right away I liked these pretty blue stems that I found with their Fall blooms:
That was all I needed to get started…here’s everything I used (minus the mini pumpkins):
1. Thrift store basket, painted in Fluff
2. Floral foam
3. Greenery stems from Michaels’ Fall florals (3 stems)
4. Blue floral stems from Michaels’ Fall Florals (6 stems)
5. White sunflowers from Walmart (1 bunch)
6. Wire cutters
I started by placing the foam brick in the center of my basket. This is styrofoam floral foam that I had leftover from making the flowers for my bother’s wedding arch:
It’s sturdier than a traditional foam brick, but either is fine. I chose not to glue it in place so I could reuse my basket later if I like.
I started with the greenery stems by cutting them down to a more appropriate length:
Then I stuck them in the foam until I had a nice base of greenery for my arrangement:
Next, I cut the blue floral stems and started adding those also…
Until I had a look I liked:
The white sunflowers were a Walmart find and were a great deal at only $3 per bunch! I cut those…
And added them as well:
I thought I was done, but then I remembered these mini pumpkins I had that I had painted a few years back:
I used a few of the excess stems that I snipped off the others to add to the bottoms of these:
Then I added them to my new arrangement as well.
And that was that!
I like the blue for a change!
The little sweater pumpkins are made from sweater sleeves…
I originally shared them HERE.
Don’t forget…today I’m joining some talented ladies who are also sharing Fall DIY projects! Just click on the links below the images to see their project ideas…
Modern Geometric Painted Vases at The Happy Housie
How to Make Easy Fall Sweater Pumpkins at Tatertots and Jello
Room Spray for Fall at Modern Glam
Fall Candle Rings at She Gave it a Go
How to Build a Tray at The Handmade Home
Textured Vase at Craftberry Bush
Farmhouse Slat Pumpkin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Pumpkin & Dough Bowl Fall Centerpiece at The Turquoise Home
Happy Fall Sign at Lolly Jane
Personalized Fall Mug at Jenna Kate at Home
Fall Terrarium Centerpiece at Clean and Scentsible
Black & White Modern Ceramic Vases at Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Fall Chalkboard Art at Happy Happy Nester
Fall Faux Centrepiece at Inspiration of Moms
Monogrammed Vase at My Sweet Savannah
Tobacco Basket Wall Hanging with Flowers at Hallstrom Home
10 Minute $10 Sunflower Garland at a Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Small Wood Projects to Use as Decor at Grace in My Space
Fall Inspired Wood Photo Holders at In My Own Style
Neutral Fall Floral Arrangement at All Things With Purpose
Vintage Amber Glass Candle at Seeking Lavender Lane
Vintage Wreath Mirror at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Fall Acrylic Sign at Lemon Thistle
Wooden Bowl Candle Holder at Cherished Bliss
Blanket Ladder from Copper Pipe Dowels at The DIY Mommy
Thrift Store Basket Turned Fall Arrangement at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Now I have a brand new arrangement ready to welcome Fall, and I am one project closer to completing this pile!
If you missed any of these makeovers, you can visit them below:
I’ll be back tomorrow sharing the mirror and the table!
UPDATE: See them both now HERE!
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