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Fall Centerpiece Idea

I created some quick, cheap, and easy fall table decorations for my niece’s 1st birthday. Even though I “cuted” them up with bugs I reused them to make a nice, adult autumn decorations after the party. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Various clear glass vases (Mine were just a few bucks from Goodwill and the Dollar Tree)
  • Fall leaves of assorted colors

Yep, that’s it! I went up to the local library with a bag and grabbed a bunch of red, yellow, and orange leaves off the ground. Then I used the still-green/yellow leaves off of my dying morning glory vine. Separate your pile of leaves into green, yellow, orange, and red. Then I started at the bottom. It is important to curves the leaves around the glass to let the colors show. I actually filled the center with yucky brown leaves from the yard to hold the next layer of leaves up. Then I just went from green to yellow to orange to red.

Just after I finished them

Amazingly they have mellowed nicely and still look good a week later.

Darker colors but still nice

The rest of the decorations I made just using various papers, printer, old school markers, and vegetable oil (rubbing a bit of that on the bugs made them translucent). It made nice, relatively cheap decorations and the crepe paper streamers and balloons just screamed “old-school birthday party”. The bug theme with beetles, caterpillars, butterflies, and dragonflies was chosen to be gender neutral so Mr. Mac could get in on the birthday fun. We celebrated his for the family that won’t actually see him on his 1st in November along with his cousin who turned 1 a couple of weeks back.

Do you have any quick and easy fall or birthday decorations? Please share.

14 thoughts on “Fall Centerpiece Idea

  1. So easy to do and yet they made such a difference in the room!

    1. It is super easy to make this quick fall centerpiece.

  2. What a nice aunt you are.

  3. Oh how easy and super cute! I love all the different colors, and how you added them to the jars. The grandkids would love helping gather leaves and making these. They got a kick out of gathering pine cones for me. I’ll have to remember this next time they come here.

  4. I love simple. Everyone thinks you spent so much time and you didn’t.

    1. Complicated does not always mean better in my book.

  5. Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that are the most brilliant. Your centerpieces are perfect for fall! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! :)

    1. I always have to remind myself that a project can still be amazing even if I didn’t labor over it for 20 hours.

  6. thanks for this! it’s super cute and surprisingly simple xx

    1. Thanks!

  7. Oh my goodness I am in love with those fall centerpieces! I would have never thought to put all three colors together but they look wonderful together! I loved it so much, I just had to share it in my round up of my favorite fall centerpiece ideas!

    1. Thanks for adding me to your round up!

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  9. These are *fantastic* photos…wow!!

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