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Easy DIY Fall Table Decor

Designing a fancy tablescape with fall table decor doesn’t have to be made from new and expensive items.

Instead shop your own home for items that can be revamped with a coat of spray paint.

The great thing about repurposing items that you already have is that is saves money and you don’t have to find space to store new items.

Changing the color, adding texture, or new floral can dramatically update an item.

DIY Fall Table Decor

We all have a pile of stuff on hand that we no longer want or need. So, rummage through your items and see if anything can be updated.

I’ve always loved an over the top tablescape, but I am too cheap to spend all of the money to create one.

Instead of buying more decor that I didn’t need, I used plastic bottles and spray paint to make my own fall table decor.

Asides from being affordable, you can easily recycle these fall table decor vases after you are tired of them.

fall table decor

Vases for the Fall Tablescape

I recently went dairy free after changing my diet and lifestyle, so I started drinking coconut or almond milk.

Califia Farms makes delicious coconut milk and their products come in a really cool shaped bottle.

So, I started saving these bottles because I knew I could make something out of these. You can use wine bottles to recreate this same look or even miscellaneous vases.

Styling a table with various heights and texture creates an inviting tablescape.

So, don’t feel like you have to be matchy with the vases that you are planning to use for your fall table decor project.

Califia farms
Before spray painting these bottles

The easiest way to design your decor is to find your fall table inspiration for your tablescape then try to recreate it for less.

Items Used to Make Fall Tablescape:

  • Bottles or Vases
  • Behr Chalk Paint
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue
  • Floral

How to Apply Behr Chalk Paint

Behr chalk paint was one of the easiest spray paints to work with because the paint went on so smooth.

Just like with any spray paint you want to work in a well ventilated area, cover your surrounding areas with drop cloths, and wear a good mask.

I typically wear N95 masks when I spray paint and stain, but they are hard to come by right now.

Fall Table Decor
After applying 2 coats of Behr chalk paint. So smooth!!

So, I worked in a well ventilated area and didn’t wear a mask this time.

Apply your first coat holding the behr chalk paint about 6-12 inches away from the item that you are spray painting.

Wait about half an hour in between coats of paint.

I applied a total of two coats of paint to cover my clear plastic Califia farm bottles.

If you want to add a little texture to your vases, you should try this textured spray paint!

Add Twine to the Bottles

The Califia Farms bottles came out so smooth using Behr chalk paint.

behr chalk paint projects
Now to cover the top of the chalk painted bottles

After the bottles were completely dried, I started to add twine around the rim of the bottle to make this look more like a vase.

Simply just apply hot glue around the rim of the bottle and lightly press on twine around the rim.

Keep working your way around the bottle adding hot glue as needed.

Then tuck the end piece of the twine behind the existing twine on the bottle to hide the end.

behr chalk paint


To turn your vases into a beautiful fall centerpiece, add floral, napkins, plates, chargers or placemats, and pumpkins.

Spread the items out the table heights are even, so the decor looks symmetrical. Scatter neutral colored pumpkins throughout the table to fill any empty spaces.

Then layer textured placemats underneath neutral plates topped with plaid napkins to match the floral centerpieces.