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18 September, 2011

Easy Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Candle

IMG_3625Are you ready for Fall? I am and it feels like it's on its way! Here's an easy and inexpensive way to add a little touch of Fall to your decor that I snitched from Pottery Barn's web site last year!
Yaaay! Fall has finally come to Georgia! The cool nights and sunny days that make it my favorite season are here at last! And a trip to a pumpkin farm in the north Georgia mountains (more about that later) has finally put me in the mood to decorate! And, as usual…

img24m …thumbing through the Pottery Barn catalog has given me some great ideas. However, being the thrifting addict that I am, I cannot see paying the $19 plus shipping for the miniature Indian corn…not to mention the cylinder! Yikes! Sooo… I set out to find what I needed to recreate this wonderful fall candle!

IMG_3596The cylindrical candle holder came from Dollar Tree for…you guessed it…$1.00! I found the miniature Indian corn at Kroger for only $2.99 for three ears and I needed nine…about $9.00. The rest of the items were already on hand…free! So the total cost of the project was about $10not bad!

IMG_3600 First, I put a rubber band around the cylinder and started adding the corn. I turned the husks up toward the ears of corn as I added them. I tried using some corn left over from last year, but the husks were just too dry. The corn bought this year was much more pliable. Of course, our co-host Baby Kitty had to inspect my progress!

IMG_3607 Finally, I managed to get all of the corn securely tucked in behind the rubber band. Now I am ready for the next step!

IMG_3608I tied the ears to the cylinder, winding it around tightly several times to help hide the rubber band. I used jute twine rather than cotton twine as they did. I like its chunky texture and feel.

IMG_3609 I also trimmed some of the husks to give it a more even appearance and to get rid of some of the blackened areas. I  wanted to be sure that none of the husks were too close to the candle. You will want to use caution when lighting it, too. Just a note…be sure to pick it up from the bottom when moving it since the corn is not really attached.

IMG_3626And here it is!  I added it to the fall vignette on my entry table. I love it! And the best thing is that I can keep it on display until Thanksgiving! In case you are wondering, the pumpkin basket in the background came from Hobby Lobby on sale for an unbelievable $5.00! Cute, huh? And the candy corn is for my grandson who just has to have it…even in his Easter basket! lol

IMG_3625 Here’s a final look at my…er…Pottery Barn’s…creation! It was so easy and so much fun to make! And did you know that Indian corn can be kept for years? Just wrap it in a plastic bag and store it in a cool, dry place. Now I have a fall decoration that I can use again and again! Hmmm…maybe I’ll make another one!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday 
Kate at Centsational Girl for the Fall Craft Party 
Linda a
t Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Sizzle into Summer
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Barb at Grits and Glamour for Keep It Simple on Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Roeshel at The DIY Showoff for the Fall Festival
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

53 comments:

  1. So fall is falling. The sweet corns are just sweet. Love those with brownish color. Your Kitty Baby is so adorable. Curious baby !

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  2. Cute festive candle...best part is it looks easy enough to make, for even me! Thanks, Debbie.

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  3. Hi Debbie, this a fabulous "copy". My girlfriend used the same idea for her table last year, it was beautiful! Definetly going on the list of things to do... hugs ~lynne~

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  4. You are such a good "hacker" -- you make me jealous. I, too, like to eat the candy corn when it's fresh. I found a great use for the leftover -- I keep it frozen and when I need an ice pack for knees or whatever broken bone I have at the moment, It makes a good one.

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  5. I have always loved using Indian corn and this little stuff is so cute. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  6. Debbie I love it! I like yours better then the one from PB! I think I just might have to copy this:) Martina

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  7. Debbie, it is a perfect display. I love it (and getting ideas from Pottery Barn!) Have I told you how much I adore you Quimper Ware?

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and join my Giveaway from Interieurs! You will love it!

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  8. Hi Debbie,
    I love it. It's so pretty! I'm so glad that Baby Kitty approves.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. I think I might give this a try for the breakfast room table.

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  10. Debbie, that looks great! You have put me in the mood for some fall decorating, for sure! The weather definitely has improved, hasn't it. Looking forward to your next creation! Linda

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  11. I love this, Debbie!! You are so clever!! ;-D

    I am definitely going to try to make it {I'm all thumbs}!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Debbie, I am enjoying see all the new Fall decor on blogs. I love this project and it turned out so cute!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  13. Deb I love when you do a knock off because you always do it so well and for such a bargain price!! you are one clever lady, Enjoy your Fall weather!! and decorating, Kathysue

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  14. Fall IS here! Yay - thought it would never come! Love your knockoff!

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  15. Debbie, this looks so cool. I love it. I need to find some Indian Corn. What a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Love it- I am getting ready to drag my Indian corn out too. I bought a string of miniatures a few years ago and they are still wonderful! xo Diana

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  17. Oh Debbie, I'm never at a loss for great ideas when I drop in to see you! You are totally one of the most sensational bloggers I know! Your are one clever lady!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  18. Oh, I can't wait to make this!! All I need is the Indian corn. What a perfect Fall decoration! Thanks for your inspiration!!!!

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  19. This is GREAT!!! I have all the supplies too. wooohooo. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Great idea, Deb. I think I'll do this. "Hi Baby"

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  21. What a creative idea! It looks perfect for Thanksgiving too. I may have to borrow that idea sometime. I'm popping over from Metamorphasis Monday!

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  22. Indian corn is so perfect for Fall and your candle is great. I'm on the look out for corn. I didn't make your candle last year, but I will this year.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Have a great week,
    Babs

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  23. Debbie, I'm just now checking into my blog, and I wanted to stop by and say how very much I appreciate your sweet words to me on my last post. It's been a tough summer, but I am trying to focus on each day and being thankful for the joys therin.

    I have missed you so much, and I can see that you are up to being your same creative self. You are something else, and I think Baby Kitty agrees! Please give him a hug for me. What a cutie pie.

    I head down tomorrow to go check on Adelaide's girls and see about them. They have been wonderful, and I want to be sure that they know how much we all love them and care about them and their little ones.

    Sending you warm hugs across the miles...

    XO,

    Sheila

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  24. What a great idea....I'll be copying your copying......hugs...cleo

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  25. How cute! Thanks for the tutorial. Your kitty looks intrigued by your craft!

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  26. How pretty! I love the small ears of corn... and also have a cat that likes them too!

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag
    Vintage Gumwood Cabinet Kitchen

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  27. LOVE this! I'm going to make one this week. I've got the hurricane and the twine--just have to get some Indian corn. Thanks for sharing it.

    Jane at frugalfineliving.com
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  28. Hi lovely lady.
    I love this great Idea with the Indian corn !!
    going down to my Randlls to pick up some today.
    Thankso much for sharing with me.
    Im going to put your button on my blog.I do follow you.
    XXOO Diane

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  29. I just absolutely LOVE your blog. So many wonderful inspirations! I am a new blogger and your newest follower and I hope you will follow me back. Many blessings to you!

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  30. That's so creative and pretty. I love decorative corn so it's right up my alley.

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  31. I love this Debbie -- Thanks for the tutorial....I'm going to try this soon.

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  32. What a great idea! I am hosting a dinner party October 1st and think I will try a couple of these for the dining room table centerpiece. Thanks so much for including the tutorial!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  33. Your PB knock-off looks great. Too cute that your grandson likes candy corn at Easter. And, I had no idea that there was such a thing as real mini ears of Indian corn or that you could store it from year to year. You're still teaching, even after retirement! ;o)

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  34. It looks fabulous, Debbie. Thanks for the tutorial....Christine

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  35. It looks gorgeous! Lovely tutorial and great shots too. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  36. I love your PB knock-off! Perfect for the Fall! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  37. gorgeous wow you have so much decorating talent

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  38. I know I posted on this one, Debbie, but I'm just dropping by to give you a cyber hug {{{You}}}

    XO,

    Sheila

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  39. Woohoo!!! I could go hog~wild. We've got all the bottom land planted in corn. Truly...I could go crazy(er). Heeehehehe!

    Very cute idea you and Pottery Barn came up with. :o)

    From the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!

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  40. What a quick and easy project but looks like it came right out the PB catalog! Love it :D

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  41. I pinned the PB corn candle! What a great tutorial! I'm making my own this weekend! Thanks for the great post!
    Yvonne

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  42. love it!It's already giving me some ideas for a Thanksgiving tablescape!
    Thanks for sharing.

    lesley

    freakingcraft.blogspot.com

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  43. That candle puts you in the fall mood. Nice. & nice meeting you. Pat

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  44. Great idea. Wonderful execution.

    Why don't you link your seasonal decor to Seasonal Sundays?

    - The Tablescaper

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  45. Debbie, I have been scrolling through a lot of your posts that I've missed. Your talent never ceases to amaze me! I think this P.B. copy candle looks better than the P.B. candle. Love your fancy pumpkins, and your dough bowl looks fabulous. You share so many wonderful ideas, and I always love coming to see how you're going to inspire me. laurie

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  46. I love this idea. It looks wonderful on your table too. I LOVE how yours is just a bit more whimsical with the husks. Great job! :)

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  47. Very cute! I just love these quick and easy projects! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Jenn :)

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  48. Great project. I'm picking up supplies for this wonderful idea today! Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie