My friends are always asking me, “How did you make that?” They also see beautiful centerpieces on Pinterest but don’t know how to recreate them. So, I’m going to show you how to make a fall centerpiece. It’s quite simple once it’s broken down into steps.
- wooden box, wicker basket or dough bowl
- Spanish moss
- candles (can use tapers or pillars for wider boxes/baskets)
- pumpkins and gourds
- a moss vine or grape vine
- bittersweet spray (or other berries)
1. Add the candles and newspaper
I wrapped my taper candles with plastic wrap before inserting into the candle holders. This really helps keep them in place so they don’t wobble. Arrange the candles so they are evenly spaced. It’s usually best to work with odd numbers but since I had an odd number of pumpkins I decided to use an even number of candles. Use newspaper to fill the empty spaces. You could use floral foam but newspaper is free and does the job nicely.
2. Add moss on top
Place moss across the top and around the candles making sure to hide all of the paper.
3. Add pumpkins and gourds
I used an odd number of pumpkins and gourds. Don’t forget you want the arrangement to look good from all sides if you are placing it in the middle of the table.
4. Add moss vine
I found this moss vine at a local nursery and thought it would add interest to the arrangement. Grape vine would look nice as well. Simply wind it between the pumpkins and candles.
5. Add bittersweet
The bittersweet (or any type of berry) is a nice whimsy touch. Clip off branches and place them all around the arrangement.
Light the candles and you’re ready to go!