While setting a tablescape for a colourful fall dinner, I created a DIY Colourful cornucopia centrepiece using spray paints, and I wanna tell you all about it.
My other projects in the TP X Krylon Series
Colourful Striped Planters & Colourful Pastel Seafood Tablescape
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*originally published Sept 12th 2018
With Canadian Thanksgiving on the horizon, I thought it might be fun to set a tablescape with some life and colour inspired by nature. The fall colours from the TP X Krylon collection are perfect for that: Cherry Red, Ballet Slipper, Surf, Seaside Green, and Ivy Leaf. You can find them all // here //
How to make a colourful cornucopia centrepiece
The cornucopia aka the horn of plenty. It’s a staple of fall decor, thanksgiving tablescapes, and now — my table. I’ve seen ceramic versions in the thrift stores for a while now, but I finally snagged a green one. It’s the perfect metaphor, and display, for my love of colours.
Spray Paint some gourds
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I didn’t want to fill the cornucopia with just fake fruit or flowers, so I grabbed some miniature gourds from Michael’s, and spray painted them using the fall colour collection. Since it was raining when I did it, I used my HomeRight spray shelter to do it. Worked like a charm!
Use colourful fall harvest finds
While all the gourds were drying, I took apart a small wreath I found at the thrift store. It had candied apples, berries, and pomegranates on it. I didn’t need he wreath, but I wanted those for my colourful cornucopia. I used some wire snips to remove them.
I also had some little pumpkins and pears lying around, so I grabbed them to incorporate into the display.
Assembling your colourful cornucopia
Once everything’s ready to go, start assembling your colourful centrepiece. Start by placing larger and oddly shaped items at the bottom of the cornucopia. It will quickly fill up that way, so make sure that as you do, you start layering in smaller pieces like berries, pears, and other little odds and ends.
Once it was full, I added some berry sprigs, and a ribbon around the horn.
Displaying your DIY colourful cornucopia centrepiece
Pop that sucker on your table and enjoy! Kidding, maybe you should gently place it, because otherwise a whole bunch of colourful gourds will spill out.
I’ll have my full tablescape reveal in a week, so stay tuned! and feast your eyes on these little snippits in the meantime.
Catch my last few fall tablescapes: Plaid and Eclectic Tablescape // colourful classic tablescape
Remember my Spoonflower sideboard hack? You should totally put one together before the holiday season starts in earnest.
Make sure you check out the other bloggers’ projects in the Color Splash Blog Hop! I know they’ve been bursting with creativity all summer, and have been waiting for their kids to be back in school to fully let lose and create.
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Jewel marlowe says
AHHHHH! This is so super cute! And I totally love that you picked up most of it from the thrift store. it’s amazing what spray paint can do for thrift store items!
Me too! I love to decorate for the season, so it’s gotta be cost effective!
Jennifer Griffin says
This is just too much fun, Ariel! Love the black and white added in with all of the bold color.
Thanks Jen! I think it balances them all out!
I always love your colorful tablescapes! This one is fantastic!
You use color in such a fun whimsy way, I love it! I am always amazed by what you do…I kinda want to peek into your brain sometimes. This look fun, simple, and so you!
Charlotte Martin Smith says
I feel like in the Venn diagram of projects, we overlap A LOT! 🙂 My Halloween pumpkins are different, but… similar. Lots of color!!
Clayton Brant says
I am so inspired!! I have never tried krylon before…. have always used rustoleum. will have to try it for this project!
Kate at KateDecorates.co says
This is such a fun centerpiece idea, Ariel! and of course i’m loving the use of non-traditional colors in fall decor. 🙂
You have such a great way of making friends of colors who may otherwise not be friends. it’s inspiring. you have such a talent!
Oh this is lovely! I love traditional fall colours but these bright pastels are great here