I was unusually excited to get the pumpkins out of my house this year. Don't get me wrong, I love them and know they work perfectly for Thanksgiving too. However, I was just sick of looking at them this year. I had too many I think. So, come November 1st I ousted the pumpkins and started in on a fall centerpiece. This year, I went the cutesy route with a fun twiggy centerpiece.
I haven't quite decided how I am going to supplement the twigs yet, but I'll share with you what I have completed so far. To do this project yourself, you are going to need these materials: branches or twigs, floral wire, 3 types of fallish ribbon, mod podge, paint brush, glue stick, scissors and a tall vase.
To begin, just cut your ribbon into 4 inch strips.
Next, fold it in half and cut out a leafy shape, leaving the top edge connected.
Then, I used elmer's glue (you heard it here! no hot glue... the gun was missing!) to keep fasten the leaves and floral wire stem.
I had already cut a stem (about 4 inches long) out of floral wire using wire cutters.
Finally, I used mod podge to seal the whole thing and keep the ribbon from fraying at the edges.
Using the floral wire stems, I attached it to twigs I had purchased at a local craft store.
And that was it! A simple centerpiece starter for my fun fall table. I am well on my way to a cute holiday season!
Anyone have any opinions? I'd like to find a way to dress up the table just a little more. Let me know what you think.
I'll be linking to these fun parties this week. Stop by and enjoy!
And, I'll be entering the CSI Project Thanksgiving Challenge here. Hope you will too.