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DIY Fall Table Centerpiece

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Summer is my favorite season and I admit the cold weather generally makes me a bit sad. To battle the autumn blues I’ve been working on the autumn decor in our home! Gathering the supplies for a DIY Fall Table Centerpiece was appealing to my crafty side and keeping it inexpensive challenged my frugal skills.

DIY Fall Table Centerpiece

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How to make a DIY Fault Table Centerpiece

DIY Fall Table Centerpiece

The first thing I did was gather my fall decor supplies and looked for items that would work which I already had at home. I find this is the best way to keep things inexpensive! Buying decor items that can be used in all seasons can be done with a little creativity!

Normally I have a African Violet in the center of our dining room table. I’m a REALLY simple decor gal. My husband and I say it all the time “Keep it Simple.” So changing what’s on our table is rather shocking for me to do!

Recently I added a red drying mat under my plant which came from the Dollar Tree so I knew I wanted to have that be part of my centerpiece since I already had it! I actually use this when we pick raspberries and I need to dry them off. The raspberries would stain my regular kitchen towels so this is perfect! And NO stains!

We are blessed to have three Dollar Tree stores close so it was easy to drop in and pick up the rest of what I needed for the centerpiece.

DIY Fall Table Centerpiece
DIY Fall Table Centerpiece
The mini scarecrows, floral form insert, a leaf garland, a pumpkin and a black wire basket were all easy to find! So if you count the drying mat that I already had I kept the cost below $5! The other items that I used from home you probably have around as well but even if you purchased them the centerpiece shouldn’t be more than $10.

Process to create fall centerpiece

  • Gather materials.

  • Put something in the bottom of your basket, I used a napkin, because the foam insert likes to “shed”.

  • Put in your first foam insert and then put the other one on top of it. You could hot glue them together if you are worried they may shift or fall. Or stick pins would work to hold them together in a less permanent way.

  • Then put a filler around your foam inserts to disguise them. I used gold ribbon that I got at a garage sale but you could use any ribbon or burlap or even just silk fall leaves.

  • Arrange a few silk flowers around the border of the basket and poke the scarecrows in on either side so they face outward.

  • Place basket on top of the drying mat and arrange the leaf garland around the basket. I like the garland instead of loose silk leaves because then my cat cannot “play” with them and move them off the table.

  • Finally, put the pumpkin on top of the inserts.

DIY Fall Table Centerpiece
DIY Fall Table Centerpiece
DIY Fall Table Centerpiece
DIY Fall Table Centerpiece

Other options

If you are a family that LOVES Halloween you could definitely make this more spooky with the Halloween decor from the Dollar Tree. There were lots of spiders, skulls, etc that could decorate the basket.

DIY Fall Table Centerpiece
DIY Fall Table Centerpiece

I personally preferred a centerpiece that I could leave up until Thanksgiving so a more traditional harvest looking centerpiece was what I was created. I shop at the Dollar Tree often for cards, wrapping paper, season items and much more. The fact that everything is a dollar fits right in with my budget!

DIY Fall Table Centerpiece

The teacher gifts that my son will give at Christmas will only use Dollar Tree supplies so if I can’t find all that I need locally I will be making an online order and having it delivered to my local store! I love that both options are available to us as consumers.

Some blogger friends and I have teamed up to share a few fall or Halloween projects that we created after shopping at the Dollar Tree. Go check it out!

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