This fall table DIY project was a special treat for me to do. It features a very special plate that was given to me last Christmas by my daughter, Jess.
I love to reuse items to make them into new projects. It makes me feel thrifty and pleases me to get more than one use out of my supplies.
Jess spent a semester abroad studying at Hull University. While there she purchased this lovely concave shaped platter with glass mosaic tiles and a turtle design.
The platter is on display as it is most of the time, but I wanted to use it for a fall vignette since it is a perfect shape to hold gourds. It is also a perfect fall color.
Decorate your Fall Table with a DIY Ghourd Project.
The project could not have been easier. I like projects that can be put together quickly and then when I am tired of them, I like to reuse bits and pieces of old projects to save money. This one was ideal for that.
I assembled my supplies:
- a decorative platter
- some silk leaves (left over from a previous project.)
- some inexpensive gourds
- a roll of wire wrapped ribbon
- Some jute
- 1 floral pin
The bow was pretty easy to do. I used a 28 inch piece of wire wrapped ribbon and made four loops.
I twisted the ribbon between each loop to keep the design on the top.
After it was formed, I cut a small piece of the jute and tied it tightly, inserting a floral pin .
One of the gourds was a lightweight paper maché style. I inserted the floral pin into it so that the bow would stay put
Next, I arranged the gourds and the bow on the plate.
And the silk leaves. I added a few extra outside of the bowl for effect.
That is all there is to it. About 10 minutes and $3 and I have a lovely fall table decoration that will satisfy me until I get a yen to change it out.
Jess has a website too. Be sure to have a look: Jess Explains it all.