Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means the china and crystal will make its appearance on the dinner table … unless you prefer Chinette so you don’t have to wash dishes! In my family, we like to turn special occasion dinners into an experience, and part of that experience means setting a pretty table. The first thing I do when setting a festive table is determine a vignette for the centerpiece. And since I’m celebrating Fall Vignette How To’s this week with some of my blogging buddies, I’m going to show you how to make a fall centerpiece.
Typically I start with one item as the inspiration for my centerpiece or vignette.
The wooden box was my inspiration – and it was a trash pile find!
I’ve got the box along with burlap and jute webbing, candles, paper, twine, leaves and berries.
White is pretty, but it could use some warming up for fall.
In this case, I used two pieces of burlap webbing side by side to create a runner.
I treated the box with dark wax, which is much easier than using traditional stain. No drips and no mess!
You can also use ramekins to add height to individual candles, like the one in the front on the right.
I used an odd number of candles (odd is more pleasing) and staggered their heights.
These were free as I collected them from outside.
You can get them at your local hobby or craft store.
Bend the branches and leaves around the candles, with some extending beyond the box.
This helps to transition and blend the centerpiece into the rest of the tabletop.
It didn’t cost a lot either. The leaf vines and berries were on sale … and of course the box was free!
The candles and scrapbook paper were items I already had on hand.
Be sure to check out all the fall vignette how-to’s this week. You won’t be disappointed!
Here’s the Fall Vignettes schedule:
Back Porch Musings
On Sutton Place
Confessions of a Plate Addict
Saturday Nov 9
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Town and Country Living
A Stroll thru Life
Mom 4 Real
Setting for Four
Sunday Nov 10
Savvy Southern Style
Hymns & Verses
Lilacs & Longhorns
White Lace Cottage
Monday Nov 11
The Everyday Home
Our Southern Home
At the Picket Fence
My Soulful Home
Tuesday Nov 12
Top This Top That
Inspiration for Moms
All Things Heart and Home