I love fall. The textures and colors are welcomed little gems to the projects I’m working on. This weekend I did decor for a small event (the one with Emily P. Freeman!!!)… and THIS happened. Layers of branches, twine, tree clippings, and feathers. Yup, fall is my favorite.
There’s just something about mixing pumpkins, leaves, spray paint, grocery store flowers, dead plants and weeds from my back yard that makes me happy. It’s an odd combination I admit, but this was one of those projects that literally had no budget, so I had to be creative.
I spray painted pumpkins that I got on clearance (since it was after Halloween!!!) white and gold and made them into centerpieces for the event. I carved out the insides using a red solo cup top as the template to cut the hole in the top. Then after it was cleaned out, plopped the same cup into the hole with a wet foam block. I finished by adding a mix of random dead milkweed and a few grocery store flowers (basically roses and babys breath).
And voila…a magical centerpiece. I promise they were pretty! It’s actually pretty amazing how far dead weeds and dried up landscaping will take you.
I also had some friends decorate leaves with me with white and black markers with simple geometric patterns. It ended up being another sweet touch to the tabletops.