Hello friends! Thanksgiving is upon us and I wanted to share a very easy Fall Centerpiece that can take a little stress off of your dinner preparations.
My oldest son, Dylan, got married last month and I asked my very creative and talented neighbor to help me decorate the room where we hosted the rehearsal dinner. She showed me a wonderful and inexpensive way to create centerpieces so I thought I would pass it on to you!
Here’s a photo of one of the ten centerpieces she made for the rehearsal dinner:
Isn’t it cute? Her husband cut the wood slices for the bases. She grows the red okra in her garden.
I took this idea and made my own for the lunchroom’s table. The sunflower in the first photo had begun to dry out so I pulled the wilted petals off and used it on my wood slice base.
Here’s how I made it:
I got a mum from Lowe’s. This was the smallest pot size they sell.
To make a kind-of waterproof bottom, I wrapped some aluminum foil at the bottom and up the sides.
I then cut a piece of burlap large enough to wrap around the pot (with some excess to drape down). I pulled the burlap up and tied it with a piece of twine.
**You could do this with any type of material and potted plants and stop at this step. Cover the tops with a little moss and go with it. It’s already cute as it is!
The next step was to trim inexpensive grocery store flowers, sticks and greenery into the dirt to fill it in. Try to use one or two larger, nicer flowers as your focal point.
I then took a wood slice and laid some dried leaves, pumpkins and the dried sunflower heads along with hydrangea around it for the base.
Here’s the finished product!
To complete my table scape, I decoupaged flowers and leaves with Mod Podge onto some mini pumpkins and sat them at each place setting.
Here’s a few photos of my decoupage process:
To set the table, I made a tablecloth out of a piece of burlap. Each place setting began with a square piece of fabric cut with pinking shears. The pewter chargers came from Kirkland’s. The white plates (that I use so often and love them…) are from the Dollar Tree. I had bought a stack of clay saucers from the thrift store for 25 cents each and used them for a pop of color that was still earthy and Fall-like. A beige cloth napkin is topped with the decoupaged pumpkin. How easy and inexpensive was that?
That is pretty much it!
The cut flowers will not last very long in the dirt but you can take them out every other day and place them in water to make them last longer. A lot of the fillers that I used dry nicely and can stay forever without water. You can always change out a few flowers as they begin to wilt.
(Just a reminder to water your plants in the pot….they will die. Mine did. Luckily, I had some left from the wedding and replaced it. I can’t remember everything!)
I hope you have a wonderful week and take time to remember all of the things you’re thankful for.
Until next time,