Owl Inspired Fall Tablescape

The inspiration for this Fall Tablescape was inspired by something very small.  I found a set of owl salt & pepper shakers a while ago.  I’m not usually attracted to owls, but these little guys tugged at my heart.  The entire tablescape was taken from those little owls.

Fall Tablescape

This is the little owl that inspired me.

Owl Fall Tablescape

I wanted to take the colors from the owl to make the tablescape, but I was having a problem with finding candles with the orange that was on his eyes.  I searched for weeks, and still couldn’t find any, so I did what I usually do when I can’t find what I want…. I made my own.

I started off with white tapers, which I probably could have used for the tablescape, but I like things that match.  I used Delta Ceramcoat Candle & Soap medium & a shade of Acrylic Paint that matched the owl’s eyes.  The directions said to mix the medium & paint 50/50.  I’d never done this before, but it was so easy.  I painted the candles, one section at a time, turning them as they dried.  They needed 2 coats to completely cover the candle.

Painting Candles

I can’t believe how easy it was to customize the colors of the candles!  I love the way they turned out!

Painted Candles

The centerpiece was made up of items that had the colors of the owls.  Browns, oranges, and a mustard yellow.  And I love how the candles look in wooden candle holders.

Fall Tablescape Centerpiece

I started with a brown Fall charger that looks like carved wood with slight hints of orange.

Fall Tablescape Charger

The place settings are the exact shade of orange that are in the little owl’s eyes.  I used a brown tablecloth & napkins & sprinkled some Fall glitter scatter around.  Simple glasses with a gold rim completed the look that I was going for.

Fall Tablescape Place Setting

The Owl Inspired Fall Tablescape

Fall Tablescape

The little owl with some glitter scatter.  (you know how much I love my glitter)

Owl Fall Tablescape

A view from the top:

Fall Tablescape

And naturally, I had to light those candles.

Fall Tablescape

The candles burned like any other candle.  The paint didn’t interfere at all.

Fall Tablescape lit handpainted candles

I think that I’m going to be using the Delta Ceramcoat Candle & Soap Medium more often.

Happy Creating everyone!

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