Sunday, October 25, 2015

Rustic Fall Centerpiece

Now that fall is truly here in the northwest, I decided that I needed to make a fun centerpiece.


I decided I wanted to use some old cedar fence boards to make the box.
Measurements I used:
3 boards @ 8" x 13" - for the sides & bottom
2 boards @ 8" x 5 3/8. - for the ends

We used a table saw to cut the boards so they were smooth cuts.

My hubby helped by using his pocket hole jig to put it together.

This is the cedar box when it was finished.

Now the fun part!

I thought it would be fun to add lace to the box to dress it up a bit, but I used double sided tape so that it wasn't permanent.

The box was fairly deep, so I put some foam and crumpled up some paper bags to make it shallower.

Next, I added some spanish moss.

Then, I put in the pitcher vase and added some fun pumpkins we grew in our garden this year!

Lastly, I added all the fun leaves to fill it in.

I love the natural rustic colors of fall!

What are you using to decorate for fall?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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  1. Very pretty. I love the colors.

  2. This turned out really adorable! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. Wow you did a great job with make the wood box and decorating it.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    I can't wait to see what you will share with us again. Wishing you a nice week and Happy Halloween.
    Julie xo

  4. This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweet. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, because we love to party with you! Happy Halloween~Lou Lou Girls

  5. I like "generic" Fall projects like this so I can keep them up September to November. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again next week.

  6. Super cute & creative and so glad that you shared this on MMM! :-) I love fall!

  7. Brenda, your centerpiece came out beautiful! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! I have pinned :)

  8. Well done. Your centerpiece looks amazing. Have a lovely weekend... :)

  9. Love it! I have a large box that I will be filling with cornhusks and pumpkins for my Thanksgiving mantel. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Hello Beautiful Friend, You always have the best projects!!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Friday Favorites Link Party, where every link is pinned and tweeted! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home