Creative Centerpieces For Autumn
As family and friends gather around your table, make sure you have a centerpiece that shows your holiday spirit as well as your creativity. Here are some great ideas that range from traditional to unique.
The Classic Cornucopia
Itâ€™s classic for a reason. The cornucopia is warm, welcoming, and exudes all things Thanksgiving. Decorative cornucopias come in all sorts of sizes, which allows you to really get creative. A cornucopia filled with gourds, Indian corn and other fruits of harvest, placed upon an autumn-hued tablecloth or runner is a timeless centerpiece perfect for anyone
Coffee Bean Candles
A fun idea that will also bring a nice aroma into the room is a coffee bean candle centerpiece. Fill a mason jar about ¾ of the way with whole coffee beans, nestle a tea light on top, tie a bow around the jar with some twine, and voila, you have a centerpiece not quite like any other.
Candles & Rocks
This is an easy centerpiece and it looks great. Take 3 votive candles (placed in tiny candleholders or tiny flowerpots) and set them on a rectangular porcelain tray or piece of mirror. Nestle the candles in some moss and polished rocks for a simple, no-nonsense arrangement that will work for many occasions. Add polished stones engraved with words fitting for specific holidays (i.e. thankful, joy, love, blessings, etc).
Floral Bell Peppers
It may sound strange, but it makes a perfect fall centerpiece. Get an assortment of colored bell peppers, like green, orange, red, yellow, or a mixture thereof, and cut it an inch from the top, ensuring it is not completely cut off. Hollow and clean out each pepper, so it can be stuffed with seasonal flowers and leaves. To really make them pop, set them on small autumn-colored plates, like brown or gold.
Seasonal vegetables donâ€™t have to be just for eating. A butternut squash can make an excellent vase once the top is cut off and the flesh is scooped out. Fill the vase, or vases if you like a fuller arrangement, with fall flowers like sunflowers, dahlias, or mums. Use footed plates to vary the heights of multiple vases.
Leaves & Fruit
Make your own table runner out of fall-colored felt or wool flannel, picked up from your local fabric retailer. Add ribbon down the middle, securing it with fabric glue or double-sided tape. Place baby pumpkins on top of a cake stand, and set it in the center. Scatter leaves, gourds, more pumpkins, pears and apples along the runner to finish it off.
Often times, your very own stemware can make a great centerpiece. Cut the stem off of flower and set the bloom head in the glass. Use a variety or wine, martini or champagne glasses to make it even more visually appealing. For something different, place the glasses facedown on top of the bloom, and set upon a decorative charger. To have the look last all season, use silk flowers rather than fresh.
These are just some of the numerous centerpiece ideas out there. There are so many great elements of fall that can be used as material for all your projects. It doesnâ€™t take much to make a truly unique centerpiece everyone will love.
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