10/04/2012

fall vase decor



My Pinterest boards and RSS reader are inundated with beautiful fall decor. I thought I would make Kelly's Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Decor on live. laugh. rowe., for I already had a large vase to use. My husband bought a large glass vase at a garage sale a couple of years ago, because he thought it would be good for something fish-related. (He's an aquarium hobbiest.) After moving, it's been sitting empty, so I stole it for this project.


What you'll need:

large glass vase
acorns (or other fall vase filler) - I collected mine from the park. Almost all of mine were missing the tops. Collect both parts, and we'll fix that "problem" later.
hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)
small to medium (14" or smaller) grapevine wreath
small drinking glass (optional)
pillar candle - I used a short one (3" tall).


Prepare the materials.

Step 1: If you are using real acorns, use the hot glue gun to glue the tops back on the acorns. It takes a little bit of guessing and checking to get both sizes right. I got to the end and had an assortment of non-matching tops and bottoms. Save these for later.

Step 2: Take the grapevine wreath and unwind the vine wrapping around the bundle of vines.

Step 3: The wreath is constructed of several branches shaped into a circular shape. Pull these branches apart, breaking (or cutting) them into smaller sections as necessary.



Assemble the vase.

Step 4: Take the wreath sections, and bend them so that the fit in the bottom of the vase. I had to snap the branches (incompletely) every several inches to make them fit.

Step 5: If you need to elevate your candle, place a short drinking glass upside down in the center of the vase. The grapevine wreath filler should surround the glass. Place the candle on top of the glass.

Step 6: Take the "broken" acorns and fill in the space between the drinking glass and the wreath filler.

Step 7: Put the "fixed" acorns on top of the wreath filler, surrounding the candle.



Step 8: Admire your work!



You might also like to see my other fall projects.

This project was featured in 20 Fall Tablescape and Centerpiece Ideas at Tatertots & Jello.

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I'm linking up with:
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill | Made by you Monday @ Skip To My Lou | Lil' Luna Link Party @ Lil' Luna | Share It Link Party @  The Winthrop Chronicles | Time for a Party @ Fine Craft Guild | Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon | Party Time @ The 36th Avenue | Keep Calm and Link Up @ Becoming Martha & Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home & Chase the Star | live laugh {linky} @ live. laugh. rowe. | Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest | Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello | Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter | The Saturday 7 @ Positively Splendid | Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff | Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I Heart Nap Time Print Friendly and PDF

6 comments:

  1. I love this!! Very cute!

    Thanks for taking the time to link up at Keep Calm & Link Up this weekend! We're thrilled you chose to party with us :o)
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  2. YAY! Looks great :) Thanks for sharing your link with me too! I host a party on Thursdays, be sure to stop by and link up your Pottery Barn knock-off!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I'll be sure to link up!

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  3. Love how you executed the project. Rustic. And actually looks elegant... like pottery barn or so...

    Thank you for linking it up at the HALLOWEEN LINKY PARTY at http://www.finecraftguild.com/halloween-linky-party/, which will stay open till Halloween. Meanwhile a new 'general craft / DIY / home decorating' party will open later today.

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    1. Thanks, Rose! It is like Pottery Barn; it's based on Kelly's Pottery Barn knock-off tutorial at Live Laugh Rowe.

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