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Whether it’s the contrast of the cozy warmth indoors versus the cutting cold outside or the bountiful harvest of the last crops before winter, autumn is all about entertaining. There’s no better excuse to pull out the good linens, the fine china and the beautiful serveware, right? Well, if you’re like me, you may be lacking in some (okay all) of those dining décor staples and are in need of a little DIY inspiration. Luckily, the great outdoors and most likely simple items from around your home are all you need to dress up your dining table this year. From centerpieces to table runners, this week I’ll be sharing upcycled dining décor ideas that will please your guests, your wallets and even your kids!
Let’s talk centerpieces. A pure indulgence, the centerpiece sets the tone for your guests and adds a festive element to the table. A shed antler is one of the easiest types of centerpieces to pull together. Sculptural in form, a stripe or two of paint and a soft element is all you’ll need. I love the bright florals used in this tutorial from Dear Lizzy.
Painted antler centerpiece via Dear Lizzy
If you don’t have an antler, Etsy shop Made By Cassandra Smith has a beautiful selection of painted antlers ready to use.
With a bit more effort, you can make this gilded leaf centerpiece from Martha Stewart with a found piece of wood, leaves from your yard and a bit of gold paint. Gorgeous!
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Finally, if you happen to have birch logs on hand, this votive idea would make for a festive and romantic centerpiece. I’ve sourced birch logs on craigslist in the past (for virtually free!), but you could use any type of log for this tutorial.
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Next up, upcycled inspiration for dinnerware and serveware. See you then!
UPCYCLED DINING: CENTERPIECES
The holidays are here! Gosh they really came fast. This is one of our favorite times of year for décor. And whether it’s in the home, or for a party, wreaths are a beautiful way to ring in the holiday season. There are so many options for wreaths—you can create living, dried, autumnal, or festive holiday designs. Today we’ve gathered our favorite inspirational finds for wreath season.
To start us off, we wanted to share wreath and floral projects that we’ve been working on this fall. This season is all about simplicity for us—really showcasing one element at a time or working with one color palette. Loving bay leaf, olive branch, cedar and sweet, but muted fall tones.
Next up, it’s no secret that we adore everything that comes out of Terrain. This fall is no exception. Terrain has some beautifully crafted, simply designed, one-element style wreaths. Less is more here folks. What’s better is that these sweet and simple autumnal wreaths are dried and will last for years to come.
Left: Saffron Flower Wreath; Right: Sweetgum Wreath
Fall Wreath Inspiration
Bright and bendable Milagros are a kind of religious folk charm. They come in all shapes and sizes and are usually made out of tin. We thought we might try to repurpose these sweet charms into something for the table, so here goes.
- 1/8” drill bit
- Drilling surface (wood perhaps)
Drill two holes on either side of the milagro.
String the twine through the holes along the back of the charm.
Bend tin slightly into a sort of half circle.
Tie twine around napkin.
Voila! Your DIY Milagros napkin ring is complete.
MILAGRO NAPKIN RING DIY
Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and the southern US on November 1st. Dating back to Aztec cultures, this special holiday is one in which friends and family members remember the dead. Dia de los Muertos brings with it an explosion of color and design. It’s one of Moon Canyon’s favorite holidays and we wanted to share a bit of it with you.
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INSPIRATION: DAY OF THE DEAD
Want to elevate your Halloween decorations from cute and crafty to sleek and sophisticated? Here are some holiday décor ideas inspired by Flowers by Bornay. This take on Bride of Frankenstein will keep your Halloween gathering looking spooky chic.
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