Friday, October 15, 2010

How to make a centerpiece when you're intimidated by styled images from Pottery Barn magazines

Step 1: Don't compare yourself -- it's probably not gonna look quite as fabulous as PB. That's why they pay their stylists the big bucks. This is why I usually decide to go for something simple.

Step 2: Pull out your $6.99 TJ Maxx hurricane.


Step 3: Grab a pyrex bowl. Or something else small and solid.


Step 4: Put pyrex into hurricane... upside down, for a little height.


Step 5: Place pillar candle on top of inverted pyrex and add various greenish stuff -- moss of any sort, grassy stuff, sticks. You know, think natural. I'm a fan of natural.


Step 6: Scatter a few faux acorns, and voila.






Of course, you could fancy if up even further and wrap leaves and jute around it.






There you have it. Not too hard -- I'm a (try to) keep it simple kind of girl.

I'm sharing this post at Under the Table and Dreaming,

7 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful. Well done!

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  2. Cute and clever and easy...plus it didn't cost a bundle! Very nice!

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  3. I love the look of your centerpiece! Thanks for the idea.

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  4. My Pottery Barn rippoff centerpiece is a tall clear vase (you know you have a castoff from someone's wedding) 3/4-filled with candy corn. Then get a handful of straight-ish branches, spray paint them black and stick them in the vase.

    I keep the candy corns in a tightly-sealed bag with the rest of my Halloween decorations so I don't have to buy them new every year. Plus watching people try to eat increasingly-old candy year after year gets more and more entertaining.

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