I left the spanish moss in the bottom of the crate to use as a filler, then added a $3 package of gourds from the grocery store (I picked through the bags until I found one with the colors and shapes that I wanted). The pine cones were free: I'm so lucky to have my very own 'pine cone factory' right in my back yard with my own free labor too. ;) My four year old picked the pine cones up for me the last time I mowed the lawn and put them in a bucket for me. I used them in another place too, but I have one more thing I want to do before I show it to you.
I also added a couple of sprigs of berries from JoAnns that were on sale for .99 each. They match the berries that I added to my Fall bubble burlap wreath.
This was quick and easy to put together and would look great on a shelf or as a centerpiece on a table too.
The total cost to update the crate was $5 plus the cost of the leaves that I sprinkled around. It's been great to be able to use the crate as my base and then fill it for different seasons, it's saved time, space, and money.
There's just one more thing to show you before I post about how it all came together, my new 'mantel', which really was such a great find! :)
Today's Fabulous Find...Decorating with [Free] Pine cones
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