DiY Fall Center Piece

I came across this adorable center piece by Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict

DiY Fall Center PieceDon’t you just love it? 

For me, it’s one of those “now why didn’t I think of that” projects. Then again, I wasn’t wired to think of such simplicity. I was wired to improvise. 

So, improvise I did! 

Minus the pumpkins. 

Diy Fall center PieceWhat do ya think? 

I was really pleased with it.

Confidence in my work isn’t the norm for me. I usually look at someone else’s work and like it better than mine. The Lord has really been working at building my confidence. I’m learning, through small projects like this, that I am pretty good at improvising and making things my own. Is there an area where you don’t feel confident? I’ll be praying that the Lord will help you to build confidence in that area. 

Ok, let me show you how I made my center piece. 

Whatcha Need

  • IMG_1829 Basket or some container
  • Foam
  • Moss to cover the foam
  • Flowers and leaves (mine are faux. Don’t you just love that word…Faux? I try to say it with a sophisticated tone.)
  • Wire cutters
  • Sticks/small tree limbs
  • Pine cones/ sweet gum balls/ acorns

Putting It All Together

IMG_1830Place the foam in the bottom of the basket.

IMG_1833Cover with moss. 

Can you  believe that I actually thought about how I was going to get this in after I had put in the leaves? Then I thought “just put it in before.” Duh, Jayne! 

IMG_1836Use the wire cutters to cut each stem off the bundle. 

Off subject here. When we were building our house and MM and his dad were putting in the wire. They were in the attic part. No sheet rock up yet. MM asked me to hand him the wire cutters. I handed them to him like you are supposed to, with the handles facing him. As he grabbed them, he squeezed them shut on my finger. Note to self, make sure they are closed before handed them off. 

Sorry. You probably didn’t want to hear that gruesome story. It did hurt though. Bad! Bled for a while, too. Sorry. There I go again. I’ll stop rambling now. 

IMG_1840Stick the leaves into the foam, spreading them out evenly. 

IMG_1841Now, add some flowers. I put 3 on each side. I heard or read or something like that, that you should always use odd numbers of things in a group. 

I thought I was through, but something wasn’t quite right. I looked at Debbie’s center piece again and noticed she had put in some sticks. Just what I needed.

IMG_1844Thankfully, I already had some in the kindle bucket and didn’t have to go to the woods. 

IMG_1845Then I added some pine cones. Already had them inside too! 

Whatcha think?

IMG_1849I just noticed the leaf door knobs on the doors. 

IMG_1850View from one side of the table.

IMG_1852View from that other side of the table. 

MM said it was purtimous. That means really pretty. That certainly boosted my confidence! 

Off to do another confidence boosting project! 

Until then,


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About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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6 Responses to DiY Fall Center Piece

  1. center piece looks very good, you do a fine job and always teach us something about life. have a good one. ps, the son in Aiken got reassigned to the N Augusta store so they should be there for another year. Maybe we will see you in the spring.

  2. Diane says:

    I’ve always admired your talent for being able to take ideas, add your creativity, and bring them to life!

  3. Jayne,

    That must have hurt so baldy… the wire cutters pinch years ago. Ouch!

    The centerpiece looks lovely. I especially like the twigs and pine cones in it. Good idea. :)

    Jennifer Dougan

    • Jayne says:

      haha I can still feel the pain today. Not really, but it did hurt. Thanks! I like the twigs and pine cones, too. I think it gives it all a more real look.

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