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This easy fall centerpiece is so simple, it might take you ten minutes to put together! Isn’t that the best kind of decorating?!?
This is a great example of decorating for the season with what you have. Or, if you don’t have these things, improvise! (Or you could buy these things for not that much at a craft store or big box retailer!)
Start with a table runner or table cloth. I have a great tutorial for how to make a table runner for $3.50 and in 30 minutes with some scrap fabric, which you can find by clicking here. That’s what I’ve used on my table – the runner I made with a little fabric and some FabriTac glue.
Next, I added some height with candlesticks. I bought these at Pottery Barn 87 years ago, but you can find a threesome of candlesticks at thrift stores, yard sales, HomeGoods, wherever. The important thing is that you have varying height, to add some interest.
Next, add pumpkins on top of the candlesticks. I used pumpkins I already had, which you’ve probably seen in my fall home tour, in my dough bowl:
In deciding which pumpkins would go on the candlesticks, I wanted different colors, textures, and materials. So, I chose the mercury glass/metal pumpkin, the orange and green glass pumpkin, and a white craft store pumpkin with gold decals on it to go on the candlesticks, and the large orange velvet pumpkin to go on the table beside them.
Last, I added some faux leaves and berries that I got last year at a craft store. Mini-pumpkins or pine cones would be great on a centerpiece like this, too!
This whole thing took me about 20 minutes to put together, including ironing the runner because it had been folded up in the drawer since last fall!
Y’all, I ironed for you. Just sayin’. I love you that much.
While I was being all festive, I decided to decorate the dining room chest, too. I added a few more pumpkins, including one I made from mason jar lids (secured together with a wire) and a champagne cork (so easy!), and my pilgrim couple salt & pepper shakers.
Centerpieces don’t have to be expensive, complicated, or fancy.
All you need is something for height, something for color, different textures, different materials, and a natural (or faux natural) element. That’s the magic formula for an easy centerpiece!