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I made the white pumpkin topiaries from faux pumpkins I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby 3 years ago and spray painted them ivory. They are attached to one another by very long screws. I added some natural raffia that I purchased from Hobby Lobby to the top and middle pumpkins just to give them some more character.
|I found this scarecrow yard art from Hobby Lobby on clearance 3 years ago as well as these 3 small bails of hay|
(they are also still wrapped in plastic). Then, I draped a few more Dollar Tree faux Fall leaves around them.
|These hay bails are from Hobby Lobby clearance 3 years ago. I left the plastic wrapping on them so they wouldn't shed hay all over my house and the attic. You cannot tell they have plastic over them unless you touch them! Draped around and mainly behind the hay, are long strands of Fall-colored leaves (prob about 8 of them) all from Dollar Tree!!! The Autumn sign is from Hobby Lobby (clearance 3 years ago) and is actually made to hang on a door in place of a wreath. The lanterns, I've decided, are going to be a staple on our front porch and I'm just going to dress them up throughout the seasons. They are from Paul Michael Company and I put a non-scented candle inside of them to weigh them down and keep them from blowing away. |
|I started by laying down a piece of burlap in the middle of a white table runner. I cut the burlap into a 1'-1/2" x 2'-1/2" rectangle and pulled some of the strings around the rim so that the edges looked frayed. Then I placed the pumpkin in the middle, because it's the biggest. Then I put the 2 deer sheds on either side, leaving some room in the middle for the rest of the decor. I wanted the deer sheds to kind of "bookend" the whole arrangement but not be the focal point. Then I just started placing the apples, acorns, squash, cotton, and berries to fill in the empty space. I had to play with it a little bit to get everything to fit and look as natural as possible. Overall, I'm pleased with the way it turned out!|
I found the 2 butternut squash on each end of the arrangement at Hobby Lobby 2 years ago on clearance. They were a BRIGHT yellow color and had some dents in them on one side. So, I brought them home and painted them with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in "Country Gray". They were extremely easy to paint. I applied 2 coats and they were done!
|This is a close up picture of the centerpiece on our dining room table.|
I made it out of various faux fruits and vegetables in Fall colors.
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Labels: autumn, chalk paint, decor, Fall, Fall leaves, hay bails, pumpkin, scarecrow, squash