Pumpkins are a staple during the fall season. Pumpkin carving [or pumpkin painting], pumpkin beer, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin crafts – you name it and you can probably create it out of pumpkins. I’ve been slowly adding to our home holiday decor collection over the years and I typically make a new fall craft each year. This year I wanted something for our dining room table that could last through Thanksgiving.
- Glass hurricane bowl
- 2 small pumpkins
- Miniature pinecones
- Floral berries
This DIY pumpkin centerpiece was unbelievably quick + easy to make [I made mine while talking on the phone with my sister, yes it’s that simple]. You probably already have a glass hurricane bowl you can use; they are great for creating floral arrangements and centerpieces such as this project. I first filled the bowl with a few different varieties of craft moss – the spongy moss is great for adding texture while the purple moss adds color contrast. Arranging the pumpkins was difficult at first because the weight of the pumpkins squished the moss down. To remedy this problem I stacked a couple ceramic ramekins and hid them under the moss to support the white pumpkin.
Once you have the pumpkins placed how you want them add the floral berries and miniature pinecones [the Dollar Tree is a great place to find these]. Keep the centerpiece looking fallish by steering towards orange, brown or white toned berries [red berries can make it look more like Christmas]. Remember that more is less; don’t overwhelm the bowl with too many berries or large pinecones.
Doesn’t this pumpkin centerpiece look cute paired with the plaid placemat? I think that the placemat pulls the woodland theme together. It would also look pretty on your coffee table, on your mantel or in your entryway. Such a simple piece, but it adds a lot of fall beauty to your home!
Happy crafting friends!