I just love waking up to the lovely colors of fall and the kind of cold that is cozy, snuggly and just about right. Fall also ushers in Thanksgiving which Canada celebrates much earlier than the U.S.
So in preparation for Thanksgiving, I made a centerpiece that’ll be great for that holiday and for the rest of the fall. The coolest thing is I bought all the materials from the dollar store and the end product did not look tacky but real gorgeous! I get a real kick out of buying items at a low cost and making it look more expensive.
The colors of the faux pumpkin and faux fall leaves from the dollar store were much to bright for the color theme inside my home so I had to mute it. Then I arranged a really interesting centerpiece. You will also like the muted fall décor diy I made the last time, check it out here.
Let me show you how you can make your own muted fall and thanksgiving centerpiece.
Faux fall leaves
White and robin egg blue acrylic paint
Elongated plastic serving dish ( for the base )
After a shopping trip to your nearest dollar store, get your biggest pumpkin and paint it with white acrylic paint. Do two coats. Dry the first coat first before applying the second coat.
Paint the smaller pumpkins with white acrylic paint and some with robin egg blue acrylic paint.
Get your pine cones and paint robin egg blue on them. Do not cover it in paint, just dab paint onto it.
Next, paint your faux fall leaves with white acrylic paint and some with robin egg blue acrylic paint. Paint one coat of paint and do not make it so thick. You want to just mute the colors. Some faint tint of its original color will come out which is want you want to achieve.
All your painted items will end up looking like these. Get excited at this point, it’s looking good!
Use the dollar store bought elongated plastic dish for the base. Before you shriek in disgust, chill and let me say that I also do not like those shimmering cheap looking plastic items. It will be okay for this diy because most of it will be hidden under a heap of craft moss. So there you go, place craft moss all over the plastic dish.
Then place your painted pumpkins on the dish base. Place the biggest one at the center and playfully distribute the smaller ones on each side of it. Place the pinecones, too.
Then, twine the fall leaves together and insert it through and under the craft moss. Make two sets and place one set on each side.
Fall & Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Girl, I just love this centerpiece! I know you’d love making this one, too.
You can totally rock this!