Beautiful Fall Centerpiece

The best things about crafts is that they’re something you can make yourself to decorate and improve the look of your home. And it can be great fun as well. You can make all sorts of home decor out of crafts, including centerpieces. But one of the greatest benefits is that you can create special items to celebrate holidays, like Thanksgiving. So keep reading and get some ideas for Thanksgiving centerpiece craft ideas.

Traditionally, fall is a time for rich and beautiful colors, refreshingly crisp air, hay rides, bonfires and the kick off of a festive Christmas season. Creating a warm and welcoming feeling that can bring you through the Thanksgiving season can be done with style using creatively designed and well placed floral decor held in containers created from traditional harvest pieces like pumpkins and gourds. And it’s easier to do than you might think.

For example, pumpkins make great centerpieces. Using gourds, pumpkins and other harvested items as containers for fresh flower arrangements has appeal for the table in the form of a centerpiece, or in the form of place holders or party favors for your guests at a dinner party.

For the centerpiece, first find a local florist. The florist will help you to choose a fall bouquet filled with autumn’s most brilliant blooms. Some ideas for flowers to include are: Mini Carnations, Orange Asiatic Lilies, Sunflowers, Butterscotch Cushion Pompons in burgundy, and deep purple Statice. You can try accenting this arrangement with curly willow branches, eucalyptus, wheat stems, leatherleaf and even small corn stalks. Next, take a medium-sized pumpkin and remove the top portion containing the stem much as you would when carving your Halloween jack-o-lantern. Before you begin inserting the flowers for your arrangement, you’ll also want to insert a floral foam block, which can be found at any garden store. Within minutes, you’ll have an original and fragrant accent for your autumn table.