I don't know what it is, but I've really been into decorating for seasons and holidays lately. My mom and my sister have always been into it -- I mean, like, rearranging their furniture and decorating the lawn into it. But, until recently, it was never really my thing (except a Christmas Tree of course). I probably won't ever get too crazy and gaudy (I actually don't think Mr. T would even let me), but I like a few things around the apartment to feel festive. And it's kind of fun to get it out in the beginning of the season. One thing that I really like is to have something fun on the table. I have no idea why, but it's a nice little addition to the room (our table actually sits in the other half of our living room). But I am not into anything that's too huge. Mr. T often works at the table and I don't like to take everything off of it when we eat at it. I mean, what's the fun in decor if it creates more work? I have a lot of stuff left from the wedding decor and I've been incorporating it in little ways. And the other day I discovered that with a large mason jar and a few other inexpensive supplies you can easily make a fun, cute fall centerpiece.
So here's the instructions to make an easy fall centerpiece.
- 1 large mason jar (I actually bought it at Goodwill and found others like it at a garage sale).
- Fall leaves garland (I actually bought this at the $1 store and then just plucked the leaves off of it. I'd imagine you could just the garland itself as well)
- Fall foam shapes (I purchased these last year at Target. They were clearance and decently priced. I'm not sure if you can still find them there, but craft stores should have something similar)
- Put leaves and foam shapes in jar.
Seriously, that's it. I know. It even feels weird typing that, but that's all I did. No glue, no tape, no bells and whistles. That's why it's an easy fall centerpiece.
I kind of layered the leaves and shapes and then gave the jar a little shake so you could see all the different colors and different things. My foam shapes are actually sticky on one side. I took off the white adhesive because I thought it would look weird if you could see it. Turns out some of them stuck to the jar and the leaves which created a pretty cool effect.
I am planning on doing something for Christmas too. Maybe with beads or ornaments or battery powered lights. That's kind of the cool thing about this. The possibilities are endless and you can do whatever you want. Which we all know is something that I love. I actually put the foam shaped jack-o-lanterns that Mr. T and I made last year in it for Halloween. You actually don't even have to do anything related to a season or holiday. You could just do lights, candles, or something else fun that matches the room decor. And you could fill it halfway or even use a smaller jar. Get creative and have fun with it!
So there you have it, a fun little fall centerpiece in one very easy step.