Pine Cone Arrangement
This is the easiest centerpiece you will ever make. All you need is a large wood bowl, a hurricane vase, a candle to go inside and pine cones! If you want a fall welcoming, get the scented pine cones. You can also put some oak or maple leaves to add the warm colors of fall. Candles are beautiful in autumn themes, the golden glow of the candle light is a perfect match with the warm tones of fall flowers.
Literally go nuts with this simple centerpiece. Get different types of nuts at your local grocery store. Don’t be afraid to mix them in the vase. Look in your storage room for your vases or even candle holders. The more variety the better.
If you find your guest eating all your nuts from your vases, just refill the vases with cranberries. Be reminded that soon there will be cranberry sauce for that Thanksgiving dinner. Before you buy a bag of fresh cranberries, remember you can buy artificial cranberries so you could use them for your Christmas display.
Dahlias and Roses
Use warm colored dahlias like coral, orange and red. Buy any glass vase that will fit three small pumpkins for the base. Add hypericum berries for a filler. They are available in a range of colors from burgundy, green, white, hot pink, peach, red, yellow/peach, and light pink/yellow.
If you are trying to stay away from the traditional warm colors of fall, get cool colors like burgundy, purple, and eggplant and put three mini white pumpkins in the vase.
White Pumpkins and Pine cones
If you have some free time in your hands, try this tutorial. Takes about ten minutes and is simply elegant
If you don’t have time to be creative, just find a vase big enough to hold three miniature pumpkins and fill it with branches. Anything that is long like twigs, reeds or even red colored branches.
Another easy tutorial is this beautiful floral arrangement in a pumpkin. You can buy any warm colored flowers that catch your eye.
Remember, you don’t have to use traditional Thanksgiving colors. Think outside of the pumpkin and try using a white pumpkin with cool colored flowers of burgundy, purple and eggplant. Look for amaranthus if you want your centerpiece to drape like Jenny Steffen’s. Use a green Amaranthus; it comes in different colors like purple, red, burgundy, green, and gold. Some purple autumn flowers are thistle, aster, gomphrena.
Autumn Harvest Centerpiece
The best part about this centerpiece is eating it. An edible center piece is easy to buy and clean up. Having fruit and nuts on the table is a great way to welcome anybody. You can use a dark wood plate or find a wine crate. The wood texture adds a natural feeling to the decor or any floral arrangements. Add dark fruits like grapes, black currants, black berries plums and pomegranates. If you add nuts on your centerpiece then place a couple of nut cracker tools.
“A” is for Apple Autumn Centerpiece
This centerpiece will take less than 5 minutes to do. This tutorial only has a cheese cloth, apples, pillar candles and stems of eucalyptus. If you want it to have a rustic look, you can use burlap instead of cheese cloth and substitute the eucalyptus for some fall branches with colored leaves.