I wanted to create something for our kitchen table that said fall. After my fall yarn wreath fail, I was determined to try an easier project this week. I spotted this centerpiece on Pinterest and it immediately caught my eye.
(I apologize that the pinterest inspiration doesn’t go anywhere. It seems I fell victim to the pinned but goes nowhere pin. Although there were no directions, I felt I could still figure it all out, so I went for it. Don’t ya just hate that the pin you’ve had on your mind ends up being a dead end?)
Anyways, I wanted something frugal. I wanted something that could stand alone as decoration and I wouldn’t need anything else. The pin I chose, was somewhat high and so I decided I wanted to go with a short glass container.
Because I’m all about saving money, I wanted to share the tip of checking the kitchen aisle in your local store (or even your kitchen cabinets!) before buying something in the decor aisle. If I had purchased the high glass container as the pin suggested, it would have cost $16.99. Ouch! I went with the layered glass container that was priced at $6.99.
To make the fall centerpiece you will need:
You can really use whatever you want. Red beans would be cheaper than coffee beans. However, I really wanted the coffee smell. Mmmmmm…. I also spent $5.99 on the candle in pumpkin scent. Go big or go home! But you could buy a much cheaper candle and save there as well.
The first step is to put the candle in the middle of the glass container.
Let me repeat. The first step is to put the candle in the middle of the container. Apparently, I did not do this as you can see from the picture above on the left. Thankfully, I realized my mistake before I added the second layer. I did not however escape the mess of putting the split peas back in around the candle.
Layer. Layer. Layer. I found that you needed 1.5 small bags of each to fill the container. You can really do whatever you please to make this your creation.
And of course, enlist the help of the kids with this one. I had little fingers helping me smooth each layer. I’ll try to keep him from eating the coffee beans. I like nap-time. 😉
Enjoy this fun and easy fall centerpiece! It only took me 7 minutes from start to finish to create it. Because I used the layering glass dish, it’s all I need on my table and everyone can see over it, so it’s perfect!
And, let me not forget to mention that my home now smells like Pumpkin and Coffee. Love-ly!
What pinterest crafts are you trying this week?
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