Fall Decorating Inspired by Pottery Barn

I’m excited to say that all of my fall decorating is done — and I’m loving it! Today I’m going to share a couple of my pieces that were inspired by Pottery Barn.

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Decor with livelaughrowe.com

Have you started decorating for fall yet?  I do tend to add and change things up throughout the season.  There’s so much inspiration on-line, in magazines and in the stores.  It’s hard not to, right?  In seeing all of the the fabulous fall inspiration — I like to do some of it on a budget.  Saving here and there and making that dollar stretch is necessary when you like to decorate and have options.

I thought I’d share some of my inexpensive tips and tricks that I used on a couple of my own decorative pieces — which can be used as centerpieces or an addition to any seasonal piece.  Inspired by Pottery Barn, but for much less.  Are you ready? Let’s get to it!

Pottery Barn inspired fall decorating with LiveLaughRowe.com (picture credits) left: live laugh rowe | center: pottery barn | right: live laugh rowe

fall decorSupplies:
large glass vase
medium sized grapevine wreaths
small fruits & vegetables or something seasonal
tealight candle holder (this depends on size of vase)
short or tall pillar candle
…..and scissors

I’ll give you a quick breakdown on the budget here — I had the glass vase on hand from my wedding, so there was no cost there.  The pillar candle (Walmart) @ $3-4, grapevine wreaths (Micheal’s) @ .79 each, fall fruit and vegetable filler (Michael’s) $3.00 (with 40% off coupon), and tealight holder (another piece I had on-hand).  So, all of this (for me) was under $10.00. That’s less than a bag of  filler from Pottery Barn, which trust me — we all want, but you can find less expensive alternatives.  Confession:  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve bought many Pottery Barn fillers (and plenty of their decor) before; however, some things can be done for less.  Anwyho, I kinda {love} Pottery Barn!  Sometimes I buy them at the end of the season too.  Yep, I’m tricky like that {giggle}.

Dismantle the grapevine wreath and cut in one spot.So, we’re going to take one (or both) of those grapevine wreaths and dismantle them.  Go ahead and unwind the vine that is wrapped around the wreath itself.  Go ahead and cut through the grapevine on one side, as pictured.  It’s basically going from grapevine wreath to a filler that we can manipulate to fit into our glass vases.  How many grapevine wreaths you use will depend upon how full you want your vase to be and the size of the vase that you’ll be using.

place wreath in the vase with tea light candle holder if you need to raise the pillar candleOkay.  My glass vase is larger, so I needed to raise my pillar candle up a bit.  I placed a piece of a paper towel on the bottom (so there wasn’t any rattling and/or scratching) and placed my tealight holder on top of it, upside down.  This will serve as the stand for my pillar candle.  Note:  If your vase is shorter or your candle is shorter,  you may not need to do this.  I then manipulate my grapevine wreath to wrap around the sides along the bottom.  It will be a tight fit, but since we cut the grapevine wreath, you can twist and turn to your hearts content {wink}.

place candle on top of the tealight  candle holderNow we’ll place the candle in the center.  Mine is placed on top of the tealight holder. 

add harvest fruit and vegetables or seasonal filler of choicePour your harvest fruit and vegetables or filler of choice in —- and voila!
A fabulous piece to compliment your fall decorating plans!

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Decor | livelaughrowe.comI included a second picture of another one I did (on the right).  The faux acorns were purchased at Walmart a couple years ago, but I {love} this one just as much!  I also can’t wait to show you some of my new fall decor…  so stay tuned!  I hope you found some fall decorating inspiration. After all of this decorating fun, I think I’ll go treat myself to a Pumpkin Spice Latte!

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  1. says

    These look gorgeous, Kelly! I don’t think I’ve ever seen mini grapevine wreaths before. Great find! Last year I used lentils as filler in mason jars but this looks so much better! Cozy and rustic :)

  2. says

    Oh yes, you must have a pumpkin spice latte after decorating for fall… pretty sure its a rule or something! Loving your vases!

  3. says

    Pottery Barn is great for inspiration, but I can’t bring myself to spend so much $$ on things that will be used for such a short period of time. Love your versions!

  4. says

    What a unique idea, Kelly! I love how both the candles turned out, they look so beautiful.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Debbie :)

  5. says

    Excellent! I also did a PB inspired project! Yours turned out great- both of them! That’s a great idea to cut the wreath and use it as a filler! I never thought about doing that but it makes great sense!

  6. says

    I love Pottery Barn and also love your idea!! I am always looking for new and creative ways to have the look in my own home without spending a whole paycheck!!
    Great job and awesome blog!!

  7. says

    Gorgeous! I love the way you used the wreath and the acorns you found are gorgeous. I’ve only seen really funky looking acorns so far. I need to go back to my Michael’s and see if they have those now because all I saw last week were really odd looking.
    Thanks for the ideas.

  8. says

    Love! Can’t wait to decorate for fall and incorporating this for sure. found you at the link party. -denise from denisedesigned.com.

  9. says

    Hi, I love this! I pinned it and will try to make it too! I saw it on domestic superhero party.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  10. JaneEllen says

    I was so inspired by these I had to go get some of my hurricane containers out, see what I had. I have lots of real acorns but can’t remember what I did with them last Fall. I love to use them in arrangements with the tiny pine cones of which I have bunches also. Your Fall candle arrangement is so pretty, the colors are gorgeous. I can’t find my blasted Fall deco box so I’m up a creek, need to find candle box. Ok love your projects, your blog. Happy weekend. Pinned these so I can go back for more inspiration.

  11. says

    What a great idea, Kelly! Actually, this is even better than Pottery Barn! Thanks for inspiring me to try to do this myself rather than spend a fortune on something store bought.


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