This Thursday will be the first holiday we'll host in our current home. The timing is perfect as I recently got my mom hooked on Pinterest (follow me here), so she was extra inspired to fashion some inexpensive decor for the table. The only real idea going into it was to use to use corn kernels around candles, and put them in glass jars/vases/holders we would find at the thrift store. Here's what we came up with! The materials used: popcorn, glass vases, cinnamon/nutmeg potpourri, votive & pillar candles, twine, leaf candle rings, and cranberries. We purchased seven vases (I prefer odd numbers in decor), all varying sizes and shapes. The only rule was that they had to have a lip on them, which helped tie the look together. The twine I had lying in a drawer, and the candles, candle rings, and potpourri ($2.99/each!) were from The Christmas Tree Store.
Separating the potpourri.
Varying harvest colors.
For the most part we just layered things. Only one of the vases had the contents mixed together.
We surrounded the candles for stability.
Some glasses only had one kind of filling in them (I think those are my favorites!).
The cranberries add some color without overwhelming. They also help to keep things feeling fresh.
I tied the twine around several of the jars to bring the look together. I think it keeps everything feeling natural without seeming too crafty.
The finished pieces!