Making a fall centerpiece for my kitchen table has been on my to-do list for over a month. I’d love to show you a simple fall centerpiece I put together in about 15 minutes, all from items I found in the clearance bins!
I started with this planter I already had. I purchased it a few months ago and spray painted it, then put it in the basement because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it.
I placed foam floral bricks in the planter, then arranged 2 strings of leaf garland on top of the foam bricks. I just sort of wound the leaf garland around on top of the foam bricks until it was arranged how I wanted it. I cut a few pieces of floral wire and used it to hold the garland in place. I did this by bending the wire in half and using it just like a staple, by putting it over a section of the garland and pushing both ends into the foam bricks.
I picked up several pumpkins and gourds from Michael’s and arranged them in the leaves. The orange and yellow pumpkins had stems that I was able to push into the foam, but the gold colored gourds and the pinecones (found outside), are just sitting loose in the arrangement.
I know very little about making centerpieces or arrangements, but one thing my mom taught me is that odd numbers look better, hence the three orange pumpkins. Once the orange pumpkins were in place, I just filled in the gaps with the other small pumpkins, gourds and pinecones.
I also found this Autumn sign on clearance at JoAnn’s. I removed the little hanging pieces, then attached it to the front of the planter.
I do think I’m going to repaint the planter to make it a bit darker, but other than that I’m happy with how it came together. This is definitely a beginner level project and was really easy to throw together. And since everyone has their fall merchandise on clearance already, it was inexpensive too!
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