Want to make a quick and easy fall centerpiece? Maybe you want to get the kids involved and go on a nature hike to collect pretty leaves.

Quick Fall Leaves Centerpiece

Quick Fall Leaves Centerpiece

I’m looking forward to cooler weather and the beautiful color of fallen autumn leaves. How about you? Today I have a super quick and easy fall leaves centerpiece you can whip up to decorate your home for autumn. Seriously, this will take five minutes (plus a nice walk outside to gather leaves.)

Granted, our leaves haven’t turned yet, but you know I’m anxiously awaiting them!


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Optional: You can use a drinking glass or candy jar and use foil to raise it higher.


Go out for a hike and collect colorful fall leaves. I was lucky to find these buttery-yellow gingko leaves.

And around the corner, a beautiful pile of Japanese maple leaves were ready for me to scoop up.

Center the smaller vase inside the larger one. Begin filling the space between the two vases with leaves.

Continue adding leaves until the interior glass vase is hidden.

Insert battery-powered candle into center vase. (If using a real candle, do not leave it unattended, and make sure your leaves are not super dry.

Turn on the candle and enjoy the glow.

You can make another quick and easy fall vase by cutting the sleeve off an old sweater and wrap it around another vase or votive holder. Insert another battery-powered pillar candle and set it out with your Quick Fall Leaves Centerpiece!

Set out your beautiful fall centerpieces and get ready for the cozy time inside on cold nights.

Anyone else looking forward to cool weather, hot chocolate, and curling up under the blankets to watch movies?

Can you think of anything more spring-like than a nest full of blue eggs? Today I want to show you how to make Faux Blue Speckled Bird Eggs and a Nest!

Faux Blue Bird Eggs and Nest

Spring has arrived in North Carolina and I want to dance and sing and tiptoe through the tulips. Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, it is the perfect time to start decorating for Easter! A nest of Blue Speckled Bird Eggs makes a beautiful centerpiece! Mother Robin sure does create beautiful blue eggs, but we’d never think of disturbing those precious eggs.

Instead, I’ll show you how to turn regular chicken eggs…

…into a beautiful nest of blue speckled eggs to decorate for Easter or Spring.


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It’s time to get messy. Put down a drop cloth or tarp to cover your work area (and beyond.) First, I’ll show you a magic trick! Learn how to remove the white and yolk out of eggs without breaking the shell. Rest an egg inside the empty carton. Gently tap a nail into the top of your egg.

Turn the egg upside down and put another hole into the other side. Typically you’ll need one hole slightly larger.

Faux Robin's Egg Spring Nest | Pretty Handy Girl

Pucker up and blow through the smaller hole until the egg white and yolk drain out the larger bottom hole. (Of course, you’ll probably want to save the eggs for omelets or scrambled eggs.)

Once you have emptied your eggs, clean them off. Then close your egg carton and flip it upside down to create a raised support for your eggs.

Faux Robin's Egg Spring Nest | Pretty Handy Girl

Gather your blue, black, and white acrylic paints. Paint the egg a robin’s egg blue color and allow them to dry.

Put on rubber gloves. Pour a small amount of black acrylic paint onto a paper plate. Add a little water to create a runny consistency. Dip the toothbrush into the paint mixture. Aim the toothbrush at the eggs and stroke your finger along the bristles to spatter black dots all over the eggs.

Allow the black speckles to dry and repeat the process using the white paint.

While the eggs are drying, pull out your pasta maker. (Am I the only one who never uses my pasta maker for making pasta?) Cut the paper bag into sections wide enough to fit into the pasta maker.

Feed the paper bag through the pasta maker to shred it. (You can shred the bag with a paper shredder or scissors if you don’t have a pasta maker.) Arrange the shreds into a nest form in a bowl, urn, or basket.

Set your faux blue bird eggs into the nest and admire your beautiful Spring décor!

This centerpiece can be left out until you are tired of looking at it. Then store the eggs in the carton and bring them out again next year.


Have a great week! I hope the weather is warming up where you are!


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DIY Spring Decor Cloche table centerpiece

How to Make Spring Cloche CenterpieceSpring Cloche Idea

Hi, it’s Julie from Love My Simple Home back with another simple DIY tutorial.  Today I have a quick project using a cloche, faux spring flowers, and live moss to create a beautiful spring cloche.


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You can purchase moss at most craft stores or find it free in your yard (like I did.)  Did you know moss is super easy to dig up?  Just use your fingers to peel it off the ground.

Place the moss on top of the plate and trim the edges so there is no overhang when the cloche is placed on top.  No need to worry about the moss drying because the cloche acts as a greenhouse and keeps the moss moist.

Use your wire cutters to trim the branches and stems of your faux spring flowers.  Cut them at various heights and make sure to trim to fit inside the cloche.  You can make the arrangement full by adding more branches or keep it light and airy with just a few.

Tips for decorating with faux flowers:

  • Select faux flowers that are in season.
  • Buy flowers that have the closest color and texture as the real deal.
  • Add something live to your arrangement to trick the mind into thinking the fakes are real.

After the branches and stems are cut to size, it is time to make your arrangement.  Position the tallest branch in the middle of the moss then place the other branches and stems around it.  Push the stems and branches inside the moss and dirt for a secure hold.

You might have to play around with the flowers until you get an arrangement you like.

Once you have all the branches and stems in place, go ahead and place the cloche over your arrangement and display it in your home.


That’s it for today, be sure to check out my other projects here at Pretty Handy Girl and over at my blog love my simple home.

If you liked this post, you’ll love these other spring decorating ideas!

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Beautiful Fall Tablescapes - Decorating Your Table for Fall

21 Beautiful Fall Tablescapes - Decorating Your Table for FallBeautiful Fall Table Decorations

Fall is approaching fast! Are you looking for some inspiration for your fall table decorations this year? This collection of beautiful fall tablescapes is full of creative ideas to motivate and inspire you to create a gorgeous fall setting in your dining room.


This fresh Fall Apple Tablescape by Julie Blanner is simple, inexpensive, and gorgeous! easy-centerpiece-for-beginners-julie-blanner

A beautiful floral and pumpkin Colorful Fall Tablescape with small little pumpkins on each plate is the perfect way to decorate your table this Autumn.fall-tablescape-orange-pumpkins-pretty-handy-girl

This elegant, clean and festive White Pumpkin Centerpiece by Sand & Sisal is sure to brighten up your dining room.

Feast your eyes on this softer Green and White Table Setting by Craftberry Bush.

Fall Centerpieces with pastel Chalk Painted Pumpkins by Unoriginal Mom is so clever!

This french country inspired Fall Dining Room by So Much Better with Age is festive and elegant.

House by Hoff created this Gorgeous Fall Dining Room and Tablescape with a large glass bowl centerpiece that would look good on any table.

This amazing Blue and Yellow Seasonal Fall Tablescape by Blue I Style Blog emits pure happiness.
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Gorgeous and tall, this Neutral Fall Tablescape by Design Dazzle has beautiful flowers. Don’t miss the clever addition of a birdcage.

Unique, casual and elegant, this Blue Jeans Fall Tablescape by Cuckoo 4 Design is simply lovely.

This yellow leaf and pumpkin Cozy Fall Tablescape by Shades of Blue Interiors is charming for those who want to keep things a little more casual.

This beautiful and homey Colorful Thanksgiving Tablescape also by Shades of Blue Interiors covers the pumpkin in flowers; so pretty!

A fall tablescape created by The DIY Mommy with a Faux Floral Garland stretching across the table achieves a soothing and beautiful palette.

Check out this Classic Blue, Gold and White Table by Kelley Nan for a formal and stunning fall display.

A bright, beautiful and delightfully Colorful Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape and Centerpiece by Cupcakes and Crinoline.

A Simple Thanksgiving Table by My Fabuless Life uses light colors to make any table welcoming.Easy-Inexpensive-Thanksgiving-Table-Setting-MyFabulessLife.com_

This creative and casual Natural Rustic Tablescape by Postcards from the Ridge gives a sense of warmth and comfort, just beautiful.
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A rustic creamy and white Farmhouse and Industrial Thanksgiving Table from AKA Design has the perfect farmhouse ambience.

A Fall Tablescape using White and Wood elements by Timeless Creations brings a natural atmosphere straight to the dinner table.
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Metallic and pretty, this Coastal and Casual Fall Tablescape by Artsy Chics Rule adds a little glamour to dining.
Coastal Casual Fall Tablescape Artsy Chicks Rule

Last, but certainly not least, this White Pumpkin Fall Tablescape with the wooden tray is simple, yet rustic and pretty.

I hope you like this roundup and found some inspiration for your Fall Table Decorations this season! Please share and help inspire others.

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DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece | Pretty Handy Girl

DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece | Pretty Handy Girl

I’m super excited to be back with another fun copper pipe tutorial for you to make for the holidays! Today let’s make this unique DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece that acts as a candelabra . . .


. . . or a floral centerpiece.


This is such a versatile project that can be used for your dinner table, a wedding centerpiece or a vase to hold flowers. If you wanted to alter the design, you could shorten the center pipe and use for a pencil holder. Regardless of how you use it, this DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece is sure to be a conversation starter!


If you had fun getting used to using a Bernzomatic torch last week while making DIY Copper Ring Jewelry, then you’re going to love using a bigger torch to make this DIY Copper Centerpiece.

DIY Copper Ring Jewelry | Pretty Handy Girl

Not only that, you’ll be honing your soldering skills should you need to use them for a plumbing repair. I’m honored to be part of the Bernzomatic Torch Bearers program. Bernzomatic has sponsored this post to help you with some holiday decorating ideas.




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Optional: Florist tubes

Cut List:


  • 2 – 2 3/8″ pipes
  • 4 – 2″ pipes
  • 1 – 7″ pipes
  • 2 – 5″ pipes
  • 1 – 4″ pipe


Cut your pipes to size. If you’ve never cut with a pipe cutter, you can watch this video to learn how.

Dry fit your pieces together as shown:

DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece | Pretty Handy Girl

Then piece the centerpiece together completely as shown below. (The 4″ section with elbows connects the base pieces.)


The two 5″ pipes will not sit completely inside the “T” fittings. This will provide wiggle room to line up and assemble the top parts with the base. Feel free to adjust the 4″ base pipe until you fit everything together.

Sand all pipe ends with sandpaper.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Pull apart the top and bottom of your centerpiece and place the base on your fireproof work surface to start. (I bought two paver blocks from Lowe’s to use for larger torch projects.)


Use the speed square to make sure all the pipes and fittings are plumb.


Apply a liberal amount of flux to all the connections.


Start your Bernzomatic TS4000 Trigger Start Torch with the easy trigger start button. Heat each connection until the flux melts. Then hold the solder at the connection until the solder begins to flow. (You may need to solder one spot at a time or re-heat the solder and tilt the piece to help it flow around the connection.)


Lift the base with gloves on or pliers and drop in the bucket of water to cool. Alternatively you can cool the pieces with a cold wet rag.


Set the base aside and join the top assembly (1- 7″ pipe, 2 – 5″ pipes and 1 – 90˚ T connector.) Repeat the process of applying flux, heating and spreading the solder.


At this point your parts should be assembled like this:


Slide the two “T” connectors onto your soldered top assembly. Slide the “T” connectors onto the base. Center the 7″ pipe and make sure it is plumb.


Solder the connections around the two side “T” connectors. Your soldering is now done. Cool off the centerpiece with a cold wet rag or in the bucket of water.


Don’t stress if your soldering joints aren’t beautiful, I’ll show you how to cover them. Sand the entire centerpiece to remove any heat marks.


File any bumpy solder until smooth.

DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece | Pretty Handy Girl

Wipe off the centerpiece with a wet rag to remove any metal shavings and dust. Paint Modern Masters Metal Effects Primer on all the soldered joints. Let the primer dry and add a second coat.


After the primer has dried, paint Modern Masters Metal Effects Copper Paint onto the primed solder joints. Feather the paint onto the copper pipes and cover any imperfections. Let dry and apply a second coat.


You are done! Time to show off your new DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece! Add hand-dipped candles to the open fittings. For the center pipe, you’ll need to trim your candle and gently twist the candle into the pipe.


If you want to use the centerpiece for a floral display, fill floral tubes with water and drop them into the openings. (Note: I slipped two 2″ copper pipe pieces into the shortest openings to hide the floral tubes. But, you could just add water to the centerpiece and put your flowers in directly.)


Add your flowers and enjoy!


How fun is this DIY Copper Centerpiece? It would look great as a centerpiece for a rustic or industrial themed wedding or party! You could change the configuration of the pipes and fittings if you like.


Add four more extensions and fitting openings to create a beautiful menorah for Hanukkah!

Don’t walk, run to the plumbing section at your local hardware store and get creative!


Until next time…


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Bernzomatic. As a Bernzomatic Torch Bearer, I was provided complimentary torches and was compensated for my time and efforts. I was not told what to write. All opinions are my own. I am particular about the brands I represent and will always let you know when you are reading a sponsored post.


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