But it was so expensive for what it was. Almost thirty five dollars! That got me to thinking. I can make my own table decor! As I began my search for the perfect items for my table, I seen so many possibilities. But, one particular blog really caught my eye.http://www.decorchick.com/dollar-store-hurricanes/ How to make your own hurricane glasses. And here is what I came up with.
Isn't it gorgeous? Believe it or not, I bought the glassware at the Dollar Tree, WalMart and Goodwill. Yes, Goodwill! I'm not kidding. So, let me show you how I put this all together for dollars.
You will need some vases. I found the two tall ones on the right at Dollar Tree for $1 each. I was rather impressed with the quality too. It's not the cheapo thin glass that you would expect to find at a dollar store. In fact it is the same thickness as the vases I bought at WalMart for $2.49 each. The WalMart Vases are the shorter ones on the left. And lastly, I found the round one at Goodwill for $1.06. I love going to Goodwill. You never know what kind of treasure you will find there!
And there you have it! I made all of these for a little over $13.00... and it was so much more fun that buying a centerpiece already made at the store. PLUS mine is unique!
Some other tips to make it less expensive: I gathered acorns from the Publix parking lot to use as filler for my vases. I knew they were perfect the moment I spotted them. Dollar Tree also has packages of faux leaves for a buck. I only needed one package for my table. You might already have some candles that would work beautifully for your display. If not, WalMart has some unscented and scented, affordable ones from $1.88-$4.99 each. I was able to find the place mats at a store called Tuesday Morning in a pack of 6 for only $7.99. If you have done some looking in the stores, you won't find them for less than $3 each. I was given the McCoy dish (holding the fruit) by my mom. It's always nice to have something special that means a lot to you in your decor. Maybe you have a special dish that you have had a long time, or that someone has given you. It gives an extra touch of love to your table.
So, I hope you found some inspiration here to decorate your home. You don't have to spend a bundle! Why pay more when you can have it cheaper? Just sayin'. Happy decorating to you!! As for me, I'm going to get to work on my cocktail table and mantle next. What are your plans to decorate this fall?
UPDATE: If you decide to scout for acorns... be sure to use ones that aren't cracked. If you don't, you may end up with some unsightly squiggly things in your decor. Take my word for it. HA. Definitely not pretty... unless maybe you are an entomologist. :-)
I shared this project at the Idea Room Linky Party:
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