Creating a new seasonal centerpiece doesn’t need to be expensive. For my fall centerpiece this year, I used a thrift store find lantern and greenery I had on hand.
The chalk painted lantern centerpiece was an easy an budget friendly makeover that adds beauty to our dining table.
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Welcome to the monthly Thrift Store Challenge! I’m happy to again join the monthly challenge! 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 This Month’s Hosts!
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Beverly | Across the Blvd
Marci | Stone Cottage Adventures
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Fall Lantern Centerpiece
This brass lantern had seen better days when I found it at my local Goodwill. The brass finish was rubbed off in spots and overall it just looked dirty.
The first step in transforming the lantern into a useable centerpiece was to clean it. I used Dawn dishwashing liquid and water to remove all of the grime. As I was cleaning it more of the brass finish came off which was good because it gave me a smoother surface to work with.
I used Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Paint and gave it a light coat to start. After the first coat dried, it got a second one. I flipped it over to give it a third coat, making sure that all of the surface was painted.
Once the chalk paint was dry, I used Krylon Chalky Finishing Spray in matte for a protective coat. I love using this on chalk painted pieces because it leaves the matte look of the chalk paint and doesn’t make it shiny like some finishes do. If you want a shinier look, any protective finish will work.
Sorting through my fall craft stash, I found some white pumpkins from Dollar Tree and some Lamb’s Ear stems to use on the base of the lantern.
Using floral wire cutters, I removed the stems from the Lamb’s Ear and started arranging them around a pillar candle.
I used four stems to cover the bottom of the lantern with the candle in the center.
To add more fall flair to the centerpiece, I added in a few of the white pumpkins along with some faux pomegranate that I removed from a Dollar Tree floral.
A couple of light orange blooms were added to give it just a little more color.
This is such a simple way to create a beautiful fall centerpiece that is inexpensive. I will be creating a fall tablescape that will go well with the colors of the lantern centerpiece.
As I often do, I encourage you to shop for thrift store pieces that you can update to match your style as a way to keep the cost of seasonal décor low. Have you found any great thrift store pieces lately?
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Lantern Centerpiece for Fall
Supply List for Fall Centerpiece Lantern
- Thrift Store Find Lantern
- White Chalk Spray Paint
- Protective Finish Spray
- Lamb’s Ear Stems
- Floral Wire Cutters
- Flower Blooms
- Small Craft Pumpkins
More Thrift Store Find Makeovers for Fall
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Beverly shares easy, inexpensive craft tutorials, diy projects for the home, coastal decor projects, & thrift store find makeover projects all designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget.