Monday, September 10, 2012

How To... Make a Centerpiece for $3

Pin It Yes, you read the title correct. I made a centerpiece for 3 bucks. And it's pretty darn cute. How did I do this you ask? Well first, you need to take a look around your house. What can you use? And don't just look at the 'typical' things that you would use for a display. Pick up some things that you wouldn't normally use. Even if you end up not using it, that's OK. But think outside the box. When you do that, that's when you end up with something truly unique. Here is what I came up with:


What do you think about that? I love it's warmth and rustic-ness {is that a word?}. Perfect for fall, and down the road, Thanksgiving. How did this only cost me three dollars? I had this old piece of wood sitting in my garage from my Grandad's ranch. My dad thought it was cool looking, so he picked it up and brought it to me to do something with. And this is what I did. So that part was free. And the candles I picked up at the dollar store. The big candle, the tea lights come in a pack, and so do the medium sized candles. One, two, three things. Three dollars.

Now, mind you, candles are definitely one of those things that you "get what you pay for" kind of things. Since these are just dollar store candles, they don't last for a real long time. So I would only burn this during the time you actually are using it for your party, or get together, or Thanksgiving meal. The rest of the time it looks nice and pretty just sitting there.

So take a look around your neighborhood and see what you can find. You never know what might be sitting in someones trash pile {but make sure you clean it!}!

What do you think? Have you made any fun centerpieces or decorations for really cheap?

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Aubrey Stacey said...

How funny! I keep popping onto your blog form Chef in Training. Well, I love your tasted and will be following you for sure! Thanks.

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

Coming to you from Ginger Snap Crafts. I'm your newest follower. Your centerpiece turned out beautiful! I love the rusticity (is that a word?) I hope you'll visit Posed Perfection soon and maybe even follow me back.
Have a great week!

Lindsay said...

Hi! This looks amazing! I found you on Lil' Luna's Link party and I would love it if you would share it at my link party at and any other of your great links you would like to. See you at the party!

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

What a wonderful way to use something non-traditional for a centerpiece. Great idea.

Mel said...

Wow $3 that's so cool, love it! stopping by from Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party

Katie Drane said...

You had me at $3! LOL Love this centerpiece...very unexpected but gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on Pincushion Creations!


~Laurie Ann said...

That really is "pretty darn cute"! Love the idea, thanks! Stopping by via Crafty Scrappy Happy link party.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Hi Katie! I totally agree with you about thinking outside the box, especially for something like a centerpiece which really gives us lots of latitude for creativity. It's funny, but my post this week was about a rustic centerpiece too, using a tree branch. Great minds think alike, so I guess that means i will be following ;). Hope you stop over and follow back! (found you on Winthrop)

the cape on the corner said...

looks good. at first i thought you drilled into the piece, but now i see how simple you kept it.