Its that time of year again, the rich colored leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and you have a turkey to cook and a table to set! You will have some time to kill once you put your delicious turkey on to cook. I always try to use this time to spruce up my table for family and friends. Here are a couple of festive but simple, DIY centerpieces I think you will enjoy making.
Wine Bottle Vases
For this lovely but simple centerpiece you will need:
- Three wine bottles
- Jute Twine
Begin by placing two of your wine bottles side by side and one in front of them. Cut about 18 to 20 feet of your jute string, and begin to wrap around the wine bottles. Be sure to go around each one individually and then wrap jute string around all of them. Once the bottles are nice and snug together, you can tie a knot or bow with your jute string and cut off access. Next fill bottles with water or club soda. I love using club soda in clear bottles, it makes such an elegant, bubbling effect. You can use any kind of festive, fall, real or flake flowers you want. Its totally up to you. The only thing that I do recommend is using a taller, fuller flower in one bottle and a shorter, skinnier flower in the other. Last your going to put a couple of sticks or small branches in the last wine bottle. The sticks can be real or fake, spray painted or natural, your choice. I like to put a couple of medium and small candles on each side of this piece. That’s it!
For this fun and easy centerpiece you will need:
- 2 large pumpkins
- 2 medium pumpkins
- 2 small pumpkins
- tea light candles
This is one of the easiest centerpieces I have ever made, but it is truly one of my favorites! It is so easy, but makes a real festive centerpiece. If you have a smaller table you can use one large, medium, and small pumpkin. The first step is to cut the top off of the pumpkins and clean them out. You can carve a simple design around the top or bottom of the pumpkins if you wish. I usually do triangles or something simple like that. Your then going to arrange them however you wish in the center of your table. Next take your flowers and place them in your pumpkins. I like to use mums, but its totally up to you. Make sure that you trim the flowers to fit nicely in each size pumpkin. Now you can cut some ribbon and tie a bow around the larger pumpkins if you wish. If you carved out a design in any of your pumpkins, go ahead and add a tea light candle to those. Your all done! If I make placeholders I usually just use parchment paper and cut those into squares. You can be as creative as you want!