As I was putting together this entryway table for my post on how to make a patriotic fall wheat centerpiece, I realized I should share some of the tips I used as I assembled the table – I ended up being able to do it so easily and inexpensively! I think I assembled the entire thing for about $15.
Some of the things I already had: the cross, some of the materials for the wheat centerpiece, the white candle holder and the wooden box it’s sitting in, and the wooden frame for the faux chalkboard fall sign. I collected some things around my house (so you can do the same thing!), and then I bought everything else for either really cheap (at regular price) or on sale at Walmart and Hobby Lobby.
Here’s where I got the items I purchased:
- Two cream-colored pumpkins – Walmart (one was $2ish and the other was .98)
- Two small bags of pinecones and fall leaves (in the wood basket – there were 5 small pinecones and a few leaves in each bag) – .98/each bag
- Two fall wreath/floral “bundles” (one on the frame and one in the basket – the thing with the orange pumpkin on it is a little wreath piece) – Hobby Lobby (they were like $3/4 each at regular price, but I got them on sale at 40% off; I’m almost certain Hobby Lobby’s fall stuff will be on sale at 40% off through the season)
- Two fall wreath berry pieces (.89/each – they were $1.49 each, 40% off)
- Wheat bundle – Hobby Lobby ($3.59 – it was $5.99, 40% off)
Once I had everything in a pile, I started playing around with an arrangement and came up with what I created. Not a whole lot of planning or premeditation involved in this, folks!
Box with leaves and candle holder:
I already had the candle holder in my office, so I temporarily moved it to the entryway for this display. I also found the wooden box – I saved it from something. It’s just a cheap ‘ole wooden box. I have a fall candle leftover from last year, so I put it inside the candle holder, but I’m definitely going to have to get another one soon. Then I just tossed in some of the pine cones, leaves, and that little pumpkin wreath piece and called it done! This arrangement cost me about $4.
Patriotic Fall Wheat Mason Jar Bundle/Centerpiece
I have a tutorial for how I assembled it here! Very easy and inexpensive to do. I already had most of the materials – this cost me less than $4 to make.
Happy Fall Y’all Faux Chalkboard Sign
I put the “happy fall y’all” sign together yesterday, but after I made it, I realized I should’ve taken some pictures of the process since it was so easy and I love the way it turned out! And, it probably took me all of maybe 10 minutes. I’m not kidding! And I think the whole project cost me about $5.
I already had the frame and I wasn’t using it for anything else, so I figured this would be a great way to put it to good use. I used the fall floral/wreath elements that I bought at Hobby Lobby and some ribbon & raffia I already had to dress it up, and then I made the faux chalkboard sign using this method. I did a very easy tutorial on how to make a faux chalkboard sign a couple of months ago around the 4th of July, so I applied the same process here – such a great way to make signs for any occasion and season! (I bet you’ll see one on here for Christmas time.)
If you don’t have an old frame sitting around your house waiting for this project, just go to a thrift store and get one for a buck or two! Doesn’t have to be a gorgeous frame! You can see that adding the fall floral elements dresses up a boring ‘ole frame!
I wish I had thought ahead and created a picture tutorial for you on how I dressed up the frame, but it is so simple, so here’s somewhat of the process in pictures and I’m sure you can figure it out from here. I got two of these floral elements (Hobby Lobby):
Twisted them together and then made a 90 degree angle:
And then I secured them (just at the bend in the angle) to the frame using hot glue. Then I secured the fall floral wreath element (also from Hobby Lobby) with a big dab of hot glue right where I glued the corner of the fall berries. I wrapped the stem of the wreath element around the frame – you could cut it off if you wanted, but it was pretty thick and I don’t think it looks bad. I tied a bow with some ribbon and raffia I had on hand, hot glued that on there, and there you have it! Like I mentioned, I just did this method for the faux chalkboard sign.
I love the way it turned out! This wasn’t what I was originally envisioning, but I’m super pleased with it!
This frame didn’t have a back stand, so I’m using a metal stand I have that was holding a different picture in my house.
If you’re looking for it, I hope this gives you some inspiration to create a welcoming fall display in your own home! It does not have to be complicated, expensive, or time-consuming in order to be lovely and inviting. If you haven’t already, go check out my tutorial on how I created the patriotic fall wheat centerpiece – so simple and adds a subtle patriotic flare to your arrangement.
Happy Fall, Y’all!