This past weekend when I got my DIY groove back, I made a centerpiece for my dining table that literally took less than 5 minutes and cost nothing!Â The pictures, staging, and post took longer than the actual project.Â Thankfully I am SO pleased with the results and now my dining table is complete for the Fall season.Â Here’s a sneak peak of the final outcome, but let me take you through the steps so you can make one for your table!
A few weeks ago, while going for an evening walk around the neighborhood, there were a pile of cut down trees on the side of the road ready for the next day’s garbage pickup.Â I couldn’t stop myself, and ended up grabbing this 4′ beauty and piled it into the Radio Flyer wagon along with the two kids (the remainder of the trip home sure was tight for the kiddos).
As soon as I set my eyes on this log, I knew exactly what I wanted to do – make a centerpiece with tea lights.Â I envisioned a simple, yet sophisticated backdrop that can be updated and changed throughout the seasons and holidays!
Unfortunately, it sat and sat in my garage for too long.Â Then this weekend, my husband FINALLY got a drill bit that was large enough (1.5″ diameter) to drill into the log to create what I was desiring – My centerpiece creation was finally coming to fruition.
The mister and I drilled 6 holes about 10″ apart, and it was done!Â Finito!!Â It was that easy and it took less than 5 minutes to create this beautiful centerpiece.
And here it is.Â Complete and shining bright!
So simple, yet so beautiful!
I had planned on putting it on my dining table and leaving it alone.Â I thought it would “speak” for itself and it’s organic appeal would shine.Â I still plan on doing that since we eat at this table everyday, but I also wanted to see how it would look all “dressed up”.Â Soooo I took some of the Fall decor from the other vignettes I created and embellished this new log centerpiece.
I surrounded the log centerpiece with varying sizes of sugar pumpkins, pinecones, berries, and artificial leaves – perfect for a Thanksgiving table!
I was so happy to finally get this project complete and I love how it turned out.Â How do you decorate your table for Fall?
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