August 26, 2013

DIY Autumn Centerpiece

My kids still have two weeks left of summer vacation, but I can't seem to get Fall off my mind.  Almost all of the things I have been pinning have been related to Fall.  One of my favorite Autumn decorations from last year was a centerpiece we made from some scrap wood.  I can't wait to take it out of storage in our basement, but I am forcing myself to wait a few more weeks... 

My husband simply screwed together wood planks to make a box and I stained it dark walnut.  We added a couple of oil rubbed bronze handles (purchased at Lowes) to the ends to dress it up a bit.  I then filled the box with floral foam.  From there, I arranged a bunch of Fall decorations (leaves, pumpkins and berries) that I bought at Christmas Tree Shop and Michaels.  I also added some battery powered pillar candles and tapers.  It sat on our dining room table through Thanksgiving and then I decorated it with pine and berries for Christmas.  I love how rustic and versatile this box is! 

I will be back this week with pictures from the summer.  Summer isn't quite over yet!

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  1. Love it! I have been after my hubby to make me something similar for a year.

    1. Thanks Cheryl! I hope you get your hubby to make one soon!!

  2. So pretty Courtney! I would love a crate/trough like that! Fabulous with your autumn d├ęcor too!

  3. My husband is a carpenter loves making me little stuff when he can. I can't wait to ask him to make this for me. And when you said it goes right through Christmas, my heart skipped a beat. I LOVE versatile decor and loved your idea for dressing it up for both seasons. Thanks for the inspiration! Your blog and home are just beautiful!