Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Doubled the Cost of My Centerpiece to $4!

I didn't think that a couple of decoupaged pumpkins constituted a real centerpiece, so I had to embellish.  I hit the dollar store again and picked up a (very sparse) faux oak vine and a package of loose faux maple leafs ($1 each, of course).

I used a candle stand that I have had for ages as the base, looping the vine on itself and taping it to the bottom so the leaves would show, but not the "stem."

You get what you pay for with a dollar store vine. I had to rotate some of the leaves so the tops all faced the same way. Luckily, wrapping it around a few times added an appearance of fullness.

Then I set it upright on the center of the table and spread some of the loose leaves on the top of the candle stand.

Finally I added my decoupaged pumpkins AND these fun turkey salt & pepper shakers that I received as a surprise in the mail from my dear friend over at Fizzy Party!  Check out her new etsy shop while you're at it.

Look at that wee ceramic turkey ready to pepper some dinner!
I didn't think about the centerpiece being a 360 degree thing when I made the pumpkins. So I have one facing one corner of our rectangular table and the facing the opposite corner.

I think the result is simple, not too-fancy, and won't take up too much space on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table.  I'm really looking forward to setting our table this holiday even if it is just for the two of us.


  1. I like it! Seems like a lot of the centerpieces I've been seeing are way too over-the-top, too tall (how ya supposed to have a conversation over a 5' tall vase of tree limbs and crap?!), too MUCH. This is perfect!
    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

    1. Ha! Yeah, we're not hosting a David Tutura (or whatever his name is) Glamour Thanksgiving Wedding Reception up in here! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too!


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