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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sunflowers for Fall

Written by Cathy Carroll

I love Sunflowers and I love to decorate with them in the Fall.  Usually you will find quite a few of them strewn about our home and on the porch.  I  use both the live ones and the faux ones. I like to put them in pots, vases, just lay them on a shelf or stuff them in wherever I can.  I think they are such a happy and cheerful flower.  So today I am bringing you a happy little arrangement that is quite simple to make.

Vintage, Paint and more... faux sunflowers in a vintage bronze trough with pinecones and milk bottles

I have had this bronze trough for years and I fill it with all sorts of things to go with whatever season it is.  For this fall I decided I wanted to fill it with sunflowers. First I put a 2x4 in the bottom of the trough to give height to the milk bottles I just picked up at Old Tyme Pottery.  I had purchased them for another project but decided to use them in here for the time being.  I filled each jar with one large faux sunflower and some faux berries and statis.  

Vintage, Paint and more... sunflower centerpiece in a vintage bronze trough with twine wrapped pears

Then I stuffed some brown moss around the bottles to hide the board and the bottom. Next I placed some pine cones in around the bottles to give it some added eye candy.  The big ones came from our back yard and I bleached them last year.  The small ones I purchased some years back and have a bronze glitter on them that make them sparkle. 

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage centerpiece of sunflowers in milk bottles and bronze trough

To finish this centerpiece off I placed a couple of Dollar Tree pears I wrapped with twine next to the trough. ( You all know my twine wrapping addiction if you have been coming here very long).I also placed a small pumpkin I painted white and then used some gold metallic rub on paint by Tim Holtz to highlight it.  I love the effects this paint can give projects.  A couple of faux leaves finish off this pretty little fall centerpiece.

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage bronze trough with sunflowers in milk bottles and pinecones, twine wrapped pears

Now I have my ever loved cheerful little sunflowers sitting on my table where I can see them at all times. 

 What is your favorite Fall flower? Would love for you tell me about them in the comments below.  I answer all comments through e-mail.

Until next time, have fun creating something you love.

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  1. I love using sunflowers too. You're right about them being happy.

  2. Sunflowers are a great fall flower! And they are so cheerful. I love the centerpiece you put together.

  3. I'm especially loving how you wrapped the pears with twine. I may do that for my Thanksgiving table!

  4. Hi there, Cathy! I'm visiting via Christine's "Table It!" blog party. I'm your "next-door-neighbor"! :-)

    You did a beautiful job with this project! I wouldn't have the patience, but you stuck with it and really did a nice job! I love the tiered effect with all the different fall elements. This would look great all around the house!

    Sunflowers are definitely in my top 3 of favorite fall flowers! They grow in abundance around here. I live about 15 minutes from the Kansas (The Sunflower State) border, so they're everywhere up and down the highways and byways!

    Great job! Enjoy your week, and Happy Fall!!!

  5. Love the sunflower idea. I've always liked them, can't believe I've never decorated with them! :) Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. This is so lovely. I love sunflowers too.

  7. The sunflowers are so perfect in that bronze container! Love the wrapped pears also! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Lovely vignette! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  9. I love all the elements of this fall arrangement especially the trough. Thank you sharing at Make It Monday.