Living the Creative Life with my Family and Keeping it Real Along the Way
Last week I showed you the main star of my fall centerpiece, the spiral rosette yarn wrapped pumpkin. Today, I want to show you what I came up with for our fall centerpiece on our table.
Voila! Right now, I have a fall centerpiece with a slight Halloween twist. I will change it to just fall after Halloween (and I’ll probably show you how I change it, too).
I was forced to drink some wine to be able to use the wine bottles for the centerpieces, but I was willing to take one for the team so we could have a pretty table. 😉 I cut a stencil out of vinyl using my Cricut machine and used etching cream to etch the pumpkin and spider web into the glass bottles.
In addition to my rosette yarn wrapped pumpkin, I found some $1 paper apples at Michael’s and a package of glittery pumpkins for $1. I wrapped the brown paper apples in yarn so they would go well with the yarn wrapped pumpkin. They were much faster and not as intricate of a design as the big pumpkin. For this red apple, I wrapped the yarn back and forth in small section of the apple until the whole thing was covered in yarn.
For this rust colored apple, I tried to put the yarn on a diagonal and go around the apple in two sections. Somehow it got off as I went, so I ended up needing to do this one in a couple of extra sections.
As usual, I have kept the whole thing fairly simple and easily moveable. I added some little pinecones becase they remind me of fall and add to the fall colors.
The black feather boa that I used as a base for the whole centerpiece is a slight nod to Halloween and adds some additional fun texture. I added one wound into the chandelier hanging above our table as well. I didn’t remember to take a picture of it for you, though, sorry. I got the boas for $3 (really less because of course I used a coupon) at Michael’s
I just love how this looks, don’t you?
There you have our fall/slightly Halloween centerpiece. I will have a tutorial for you later on how to make your own stencil and etch the glass. It is easy and I plan to use both making my own stencil and glass etching quite a bit in the near future. Oh the projects I have in mind….hmmmm….wish there were more hours in the day!