I try to buy seasonal and holiday things when they go on clearance so I can save some money. I got the urn from Home Goods and it will be used many times for seasonal things. The candlesticks came from a thrift store. The other things I already had on hand. The key to making a centerpiece work is....
Keep in mind a few principles of design: proportion, balance and emphasis. My emphasis is the center and then I need to balance it out with a few other items, but they need to be in proportion as not to be larger than the center. Got it?
Stab some marshmallow Peeps with branches and it makes a whimsical look. Voila! Branches are great for almost every season of decorating since you can hang all sorts of things from them like ornaments, Easter eggs, bats, or ghosts. Also, I took a wreath I made and put some webbing around it for the base. Putting bright candy corn in a glass jar is always a good idea. The runner is wrapping paper from the dollar isle of Target. Wrapping paper is a great way to add color and you can find some really inexpensive ones when they go on sale. If you look behind the centerpiece you can get a sneak peak of our gallery wall- which is shaping up.
Let's take a peak at some other Halloween-y things around our house. Shall we?
Have a wonderful weekend! Come back this week for our library bookshelves reveal!