Revist Fall Centerpiece

Hi everyone!

I decided it was time for a new dining table centerpiece redo. This cute pumpkin filled with fresh flowers is starting to look a little wilted and will get it's own redo soon.

A couple of days ago I went to Michael's. Now I will confess to you that I went for one little thing. I wanted a small Styrofoam cone shape. Well, they had them but, they were way over priced for me. $2.99 for one 4" Styrofoam cone. Not going to happen! But, of course, I looked around.

I have been avoiding Michael's for awhile because, well, the store has a way of stealing all my money! I don't know how it happens, but things just leap into my cart and the next thing I know I am walking out to the parking lot with a empty wallet!

Well, sure enough, my cart filled up again. However, tis time my wallet still had money in it after all my purchases. As I was walking around the store,I came across and endcap with a big sign stating everything was 90% off!

So, before I show you my project, I thought I would show you what was 90% off to give you a heads up in case you may want to check out your Michael's for these goodies.

This is actually what I have left after my centerpiece makeover.

The line is called "Tuscan Home" by Ashland.
The bunches of flowers were between $6.99-$9.99. So, I got them for between .69 cents -.99 cents!
Now, once again I know these are not Fall candles but, the colors are just right
These gold ones have raised flowers on them.

I thought all the colors were just fine for Fall. I know it was a line that came out for Spring, but, like I said, they work for me for Fall.

The tall dark brown ones have a basket weave to them.
The shorter ones were $6.99 and the taller ones were $8.99. That means I got them for .69 cents and .89 cents. Cheaper than the Dollar Store!!

I go two of these pretty floral filled ceramic vases. Just love the vases!

You can see the original price of $9.99 and of course, I got them each for .99 cents!
Then I just loved this pretty large green and gold butterfly. I wish there would have been more, I would have bought them! $3.49 = .34 cents!

And they only had one of these floral candle rings left as well. $3.99 = .39 cents.

So, those, plus the stuff I used on my centerpiece were my fun bargain surprises from Michaels!

Okay, on to the centerpiece.

I showed you the awesome wood boxes that my friend Linda sent me for my birthday on a post last week. Well, I just love the boxes and really wanted to show them off and do some kind of pretty Fall display with them.

I added some floral foam pieces to the inside of each box.

I started cutting all the different floral bunches apart and created the arrangement. I had a package of little gourds in my stash of stuff that I got last year at the dollar store. I used some of the cut off wire stems and punched them through the bottom of each little styro gourd to create my own gourd picks.

I added a tortoise shell candle holder on top of a pretty little brown and rust flowered plate. I added two unmatched heavy brass candlestickes with caramel tapers and caramel colored satin ribbon. Then I added the pretty floral garland that I also got 90% off and a couple of our white pumpkin gourds that we grew.

I just loved that double pumpkin!

You know my goal is to be thrifty, I have to be! So, I figured out my out of pocket expense for this centerpiece and it was $3.89. Everything else I had on hand. Not bad!

My little floral tip for the day: Don't throw away the extra floral stems or the extra floral stems with the leaves on them. Put them in your stash of faux flowers to use as fillers or to make your own picks in some other project.

This was a revisited post from last Fall

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  1. You did great! I was in Michael's Thurs. No 90 off here!
    Love the new centerpiece!

  2. I don't think I've ever seen a 90% off sale. Lucky you! I love how those boxes turned out.

  3. This is one of my favorite centerpieces from last year and not just because I gifted you with the boxes but because of your talent and what you can envision! You have really inspired me to be more creative and see things in a much differnt way! Hope you are having a good weekend!
    hugs, Linda

  4. What a wonderful trip to Michaels -- Great centerpiece -- love what you put together.

  5. Your centerpiece is lovely. You did a great job in creating a design that allows the boxes to still be seen and enjoyed. I tell you, you are the bargain queen. Fabulous deals on these goodies. I try to avoid Michaels too; I go in for one thing and $60 or more later I am checking out.

  6. What a great display! Love the pumpkins, boxes, okay..., I love everything. Great job!

  7. Terrific centerpiece vignette, perfect for fall! I love thoase pumkins, verything is so pretty. Lots of hugs. FABBY

  8. Great vignette and colors. Looks so expensive to have been thrifty!

  9. Hi Diann...

    What a great post, my friend! I'm sooo glad that you decided to run it again...I missed it the first time around. Ohhhh...I just LOVE your autumn table turned out gorgeous!!! Love the sweet boxes that your friend gave you...they really do make a statement in the centerpiece! Wowzer Girlfriend, you really DO find the greatest deals. I don't think I have ever found a 90% off sale at Michaels. Of course, since we live way out in the sticks...I don't get to Michaels very often. Anyway, I love the floral stems that you got...they're sooo pretty in your decorative boxes! And...I love the candles!!! What great scored BIG TIME, my friend! Love, love, LOVE your autumn centerpiece!

    Well, I realize that this is a past post so now I'm wondering if you have started on this autumn's decor yet? You always create the most beautiful vignettes...I'm looking foward to seeing them! Thanks so much for joining in with the Sunday Favorites party this week...this was such a treat!

    Love ya,

  10. This looks amazing! I love those little boxes you used. I like your advice about not throwing away any of the flower parts. I do keep those things, too; but I just recently saw a wreath where the very creative person had to trim some long stems & then tied them into little bundles & added those to the wreath. It was the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing your beautiful & thrifty Fall centerpiece.
    :) CAS

  11. love your centerpiece! thanks for sharing.

  12. Really pretty....the colors are wonderful.


  13. Such wonderful creativity and inspiration. Just shows what a little frugal shopping and some creative talent can create. Gorgeous. Love how pretty it turned out. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty


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