Creating a casual fall centerpiece basket for our breakfast nook table is something I enjoy each year. I liked to change the colors I use from year to year. This year, I’m using blues, greens, coral, and white. This centerpiece was made from a thrift store find basket and inexpensive pumpkins. Keeping seasonal decor budget friendly is always my goal.
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Putting this together was easy and I had a lot of the supplies on hand, keeping the cost low.
Casual Fall Centerpiece Basket and Candle Holders Using Thrift Store Finds
I’m excited to again join the monthly Thrift Store Challenge group! Each month participants are challenged to:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela – Gail | Purple Hues and Me – Pili | My Sweet Things – Beverly |Across the Blvd – Molly | Just a Little Creativity – Michelle | Michelle Jame Designs – Angie | Grandma Creates – Jenny | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Amanda | Domestically Creative
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Supplies Used for a casual fall centerpiece basket and candles
- Thrifted Basket
- Thrifted Candle Holders
- Chalk Paint
- Spray Paint
- Spray Protective Finish
- Basket Filler
- Metal Welcome Sign
- Spray Adhesive
- Assorted Fall Decor Pieces
- Tapered LED Candles
I love finding crafting items at the dollar store, don’t you? For our Dollar Store Divas Blog Hop, I bought items to create some fall decor pedestals as well as some additional items. I love the package of three metal cutout signs for just $1.00 at Dollar Tree. For the centerpiece, I’m using the “Welcome” sign.
Most of the time I go to my local Goodwill without any ideas of what I’m looking for and I almost always find something that needs a makeover. But, this time, I went to look for a rectangular basket. I was happy to have found two. One of them is much larger than this one, so I’m saving it for another project. This basket is just the right size for our breakfast table.
I gave it a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish paint. Once it was dry, I added a second coat. Before adding anything to the basket, it was sprayed with Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish.
To fill the basket, I looked through my craft stash for something that would work. I found a bag full of cotton balls that I used for some snowball projects last Christmas. Since I had them on hand, I decided they would work well for this.
Putting together a fall centerpiece
- Paint Basket
- Add cotton balls for filler
- Cover cotton balls with faux moss
- Sprinkle craft hay on top
I bought several of these pretty cloth pumpkins at the Dollar Spot at Target a few years ago. Combining them with some dollar store white pumpkins, floral picks, a decorative balls filled the basket. I used spray adhesive to attach the metal “Welcome” sign to the basket. I wanted to make sure it was flush with the basket and other glue could have caused it not to be.
On the same trip to Goodwill, I spotted these wooden candle holders. They were only $1.99 each, so they came home with me.
To cover the dark green, I first gave both of them two coats of chalky finish paint. Once they were dry, I used Kilz Spray Chalk Paint and followed that up with polycrylic spray.
The candle holders go well with the centerpiece basket. I added a couple of tapered LED candles. I prefer to use flameless LED candles rather than candles that burn when I’m placing them in candle holders that I’ve painted. I’d rather be safe than worry about a fire.
I love that I found items I needed for my casual fall centerpiece at a thrift store. I’m already thinking of how I could change it up to use for holiday decor this season.
What’s your latest thrift store find makeover?
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Casual Fall Centerpiece Basket