First things first, I had to work on the Fall leaf "candles" before I could do anything. Check out the tutorial for those here.
Once I had the "candles" complete, I gathered the rest of my supplies and started messing around with ideas.
I usually have this beautiful vase sitting on our sofa table collecting dust, but I knew I wanted to include it, so I decided to fill it with some leftover mini pinecones from last Fall.
After it was filled with pinecones I placed the Fall flowers I purchased at the Dollar Store. I also picked up some Fall leave vine-type things, to drape around the entire display.
Next, I added pumpkin spice potpourri to the DIY "candles". I filled them about halfway with the potpourri and then added the battery operated candle on top. This way, the candles will have a nice Fall scent even though they aren't real candles; Win!
Then, I wrote an friendly Fall saying on my existing chalkboard (isn't this thing the cutest by the way?! I picked it up last year when I had more spending cash on hand at Michael's and I'm sure they still have similar ones). I went with "Happy Fall Y'all" as my saying because it's adorable and we're in the South, so why not?!
I knew I wanted to include these Italian white candle holders I received from real Italians (my sister-in-law and her family live in Rome) in my display, so I picked up some gold candles from the Target clearance bin.
And speaking of the Target clearance bin, these freaking adorable mini pumpkins were my biggest "splurge", they were $3.99 each. But, so worth it!
Finally, it was time to put everything together and come up with a display! Here it is in the morning sun, well kind of morning sun, it's actually quite cloudy here today (appropriately Fall-like).
And here are some pics of the "candles" glowing at night!
As I said, overall I adore this display! I can't wait to change it up slightly for Halloween and then for Thanksgiving, but these pieces will probably still all be included!!
What do you think?
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