Rustic Toolbox Fall Centerpiece

Rustic Toolbox Fall Centerpiece
Happy Monday! I'm so glad you stopped by today {whether it's Monday or not ;-)}. I had the pleasure of visiting with my one of my sweet SILs and BILs this weekend as they were passing through on their way back to AZ this weekend. Before they came, I needed to do a little fluffing (and cleaning). This Rustic Toolbox Fall Centerpiece was a fun little touch of Autumn to add to the dining table before their visit. (Oops! Looks like I should have ironed the runner...maybe it just adds to the rustic quality?)

Some of the highlights of their visit were Coconut Cream Pie from the Dixie House Cafe and a little window shopping in Granbury. We packed a lot of good food and great fun into their way-too-short visit.
Using a Rustic Toolbox for a Fall Centerpiece
So, back to the fall fluffing...When I opened up my box of fall decorations, I pulled out these fun leaves and sunflowers from past arrangements like the Iron & Burlap Fall Vignette from last year and the Touch of Fall arrangement from last year's entryway.
Rustic Toolbox Fall Centerpiece
My mom had purchased the old wooden toolbox at a favorite thrift store when she was in town for a visit. She never found a proper use for it, so she passed it down to me. Have I ever told you how much I love her hand-me-downs?
Rustic Toolbox Fall Centerpiece
To start this faux fall flower arrangement, I lined the rustic toolbox with crumpled up paper grocery bags to give the flowers something to be anchored in. How's that for recycling? Why purchase floral foam when you've got paper bags? Anyway, the paper bags provided stability for the stems and didn't stand out against the flowers.
Rustic Toolbox Fall Centerpiece
Then, I just started adding the yellow leaves, faux hydrangeas, faux sunflowers, cattails and other filler flowers of varying heights. After seeing Savvy Southern Style's gorgeous centerpiece with a runner going down the middle of the table (opposite how you would expect it to go), I was inspired to use this smaller runner that my SIL Donna sent to me a few months ago. I love the simple black lines.
Using a Rustic Toolbox for a Fall Centerpiece
That's it! My simple Rustic Toolbox Fall Centerpiece is finished. It's a no-nonsense, thrown-together-with-what-I-had, making-do kind of project...my favorite kind of project. Hope you're inspired to pull out what you have and be creative with it! How's your fall "fluffing" coming along?

I'm linking up at some of these great parties and

16 comments:

  1. Love how you added a touch of fall to the dining room with that sweet arrangement. I'm so glad you had fun with family in town....cute pics!

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  2. I love love love this! Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  3. This is awesome! Love those gorgeous fall colors.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  4. Love your fall centerpiece. I've been scouring the internet (namely Pinterest) - lol - looking for something new and different for my own centerpiece this season. Yours is great!

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  5. Glad to see you at Maria's blog party. I'm so wanting a toolbox to decorate. Yours looks great....who can see wrinkles. That happens to me, too.

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  6. What a great Fall centerpiece! Looks like you had fun!

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  7. Great idea - I'd use it year round, with different fillers ;-)

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  8. Thanks for the link and I filled mine with paper and bags, too. Great minds think alike.

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  9. I have tool box on the mind. I saw an old one on TV the other day and thought, I should keep my eye open for one. Love how it looks on your table. I have yet to Autumn fluff here. I LOVE Grandbury.

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  10. I love what you have done. We are having a party starting at 7pm CST at: http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/10/craft-frenzy-friday-8.html
    We would love for you to come and share your creativity!
    Thanks, Craft Frenzy Friday

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  11. Love your tool box centre piece - and love the runner underneath.
    Joy

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  12. It looks great! Great tip about using paper bags as the filler. Thanks for sharing that! :)

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  13. Oh, and I LOVE that little sign about the British accent. I'm afraid that's really true of me!

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  14. Now you know I'm shooting myself for not grabbing that rustic toolbox I saw at the thrift shop last night!!! I'm pinning, and thanks so much for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party!

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  15. What's better than Fall in a toolbox? love it!

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