Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Michaels Stores. All opinions are 100% my own.
Who else is completely in fall mode?! Our normal summer weather only lasts about 2-3 months here in Seattle, but this year we’ve had 80/90 degree weather since April! Needless to say, this Pacific Northwest girl is completely ready for cooler temperatures and all things fall.
I told myself I wouldn’t decorate for fall until September 1 and now I’m all about it (gotta finish before baby arrives!). Today, I’m sharing this year’s Neutral Fall Centerpiece with DIY Pumpkins. It totally fits the style of our house and it’s setting the tone for the rest of my fall decor this year.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do this year so I headed to Michaels for some inspiration. I was overwhelmed by all of the beautiful fall decor they have in stock this year. I was like a kid in a candy store. Besides the real foliage, everything in this photo can be purchased at your nearest Michaels Store.
I love working with neutrals, to me they are warm and welcoming and can make a seasonal arrangement really elegant. You can also add a lot of character and dimension to a neutral centerpiece by adding texture.
Using a craft pumpkin, I painted it in a taupe/gray chalky finish paint and then wrapped it on this really beautiful wire yarn. And topped it off with a cute little birdie. I love how it looks so cozy and invites the season into our home.
I wanted the option of removing the centerpiece during dinner time. I found this pre-made wood pallet plaque at Michaels and then painted it white. I also put little felt pads on the bottom so it wouldn’t scratch our table. It adds a layer of dimension and also makes it easy to move around!
I decided to try a new technique with the little pumpkin. I used Deco Art Texture Crackle to create this effect. It was really fun to use and I want to experiment with more projects!
To really complete the look of the pumpkins I added real ‘leaves’ using foliage from my outdoor plants and tied with with copper wire.
If you are interested in recreating any of these looks, here is a list of supplies I used.
- 9″ Craft Pumpkin
- 7″ Craft Pumpkin
- Metallic Pumpkin
- Wood Pallet Plaque
- Americana Chalky Finish in Primitive
- DecoArt Texture Crackle
- Copper Wire
- Wheat Bunch
* Note: Not all of these products are available online, but are available in Michaels Stores.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, Michaels recently started selling these fun half pumpkins, perfect for fall décor wall mounts and fun signs. You can also visit Michaels.com and check out all of the craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want.
If you’re in need of more fall décor inspiration be sure to look at the 49 other DIY pumpkin projects from the rest of the Michaels Makers – they are fabulous!
Love it! I’m on the hunt for some clever ideas for the porch this year – will have to incorporate these.
Amy Anderson says
So pretty! Love the different treatments . . . very fun!
I’m in love with the neutral look of this arrangement! The little bird with the curly tail is just too cute! And so clever to place it on the palette to move it all if needed.
The picture you showed with your supply list included cotton stems….I desperately wish for some of these to decorate my home with, but I live in Australia, and I doubt we will ever see them for sale here….
I love these! They are both fun and elegant. Spray-painting the leaves in silver would be fun, too.
Thank you so much!
Is the metallic pumpkin at michaels as well?
Very cute pumpkin centerpiece! Love the idea of if being moveable!
Hi! Yes the metallic pumpkin is also from Michael’s :)