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Simple wood candleholders become centerpiece-worthy when dressed up with roses and greenery. Soak florist's foam until saturated and gently tape to the top of the candlestick. Insert roses in small groupings, then add hypericum to finish. Candles with a wood pattern play up the natural sophistication of the display.
Editor's Tip: Let the display sit on a towel for a few minutes, as the florist's foam will drip at first.
All it takes is a vintage pail and some leaves from Mother Nature to make this fall-worthy centerpiece. Place magnolia leaves into a bucket, using florist's foam to keep the arrangement in place. The arrangement works best if you place tall leaves in the back and shorter leaves in the front.
Editor's Tip: For extra color, tuck a few fresh (or dried) flowers into your pail.
Flip your thinking -- this creative centerpiece turns wine and champagne glasses on their heads for a fancy, no-fuss eye-catcher. Trim full-bloom florals at their stem, then tuck them under glasses. A charger helps bump it up a notch.
Editor's Tip: Fake flowers work just as well and last through the entire season.
Dress up your dining table -- without hindering conversation -- by making a festive, low-profile centerpiece. Cut branches of hypericum berries and chartreuse spider chrysanthemums short enough to just peek over the tops of several glass vases; then arrange them down the center of a long tray. Fill out the rest of the tray with apples, pears, and bunches of elderberries to create an abundant display.
When arranged in multiple tiny vessels, two bouquets of store-bought flowers -- miniature orange roses and red and chartreuse chrysanthemums -- have big impact. Divvy up the blooms into mismatched bottles or glasses, accenting them with snips of crabapple berries and grasses. Set the vases on a tray and toss a handful of acorns and nutmeg to play up the season.
Ever considered pairing roses and fall leaves? The combination is divine and adds instant lift to any display. A white vase keeps the focus on nature and a white pedestal offers a cozy spot to gather seasonal gourds.
Junk-drawer finds, such as old copper doorknobs, become unexpected centerpieces. Tuck in some seasonal grasses. We used sea oats (Chasmanthium) for our display and voila! -- a fall masterpiece in minutes.
A ring of dried cornhusks hugs a bountiful dish of fruit in this harvestesque centerpiece. To make, wrap husks around a straw wreath, overlapping and hot-gluing as needed. Nestle a bowl in the center and fill with fake or real fruit -- just be sure to let the guests know if the fruit is just for show, as they'll be eyeing this fall creation.
A stroll through nature brings the beauty of autumn home -- especially when you gather a few reminders to enjoy in vintage milk jugs or other ceramic containers. Anything goes in this display -- cattails, moss-covered stems, and fall berries feel natural together.
Displaying your fall decor on a lazy Susan ensures that your centerpiece will be admired from all angles. The pedestal's hint of chipped white paint gives it a vintage feel, while the candle provides the perfect glow for the pumpkins and gourds alongside it.
Editor's Tip: Show off your carving skills by mixing some miniature jack-o'-lanterns into the centerpiece.
Flower arrangements make great go-to centerpieces, especially when you add crabapples, sunflowers, and other seasonal flowers. A raised white dish holds the arrangement in place with the help of florist's foam.
Small rose bouquets rest beside a linen satchel supporting a branch of fall-color leaves. Before placing it in the linen bag, secure the branch in a planter with florist's foam to help it stay upright. If it's top-heavy, weigh it down with stones or use a smaller branch.
A hollowed-out gourd makes an excellent vase and fresh fall centerpiece. Pumpkins of varying sizes and colors, as well as beautiful red flowers, give this centerpiece a fun, fall feel that will be perfect for your table all season long.
Editor's Tip: For even more autumn influence, incorporate a branch of turned leaves. Simply place it on the table, prop it against a pumpkin, or slip it into the flower arrangement in the gourd.
Placing fallen leaves on candles is a simple way to decorate for fall. Use candles of different heights and statures to add variety to the decoration, and place them in a shallow dish with pebbles to transform them into a portable and beautiful centerpiece. Use coats of decoupage medium to secure leaves onto candles.
Pumpkins varied in size, color, and finish rest in a pile of leaves in this fabulous fall centerpiece. Brown wire accentuates the shape of some pumpkins, and stacking adds depth to the decoration. A tall rectangular vase holds a bundle of wheat, the perfect backdrop to complete this fall display.
It's all about the leaves in this display. Stroll the neighborhood for the prettiest fallen leaves, then group them in beakers or tiny clear vases. A stack of plates adds height without distracting. Getting dry after a week? Simply sub in a new fall find.
A creatively cut pumpkin basket makes an imaginative centerpiece for a fall table. Cut out the two top quarters of the pumpkin, leaving the stem and a narrow strip as the basket handle. Zigzag the bottom edges, and hollow out the base. Place a block of wet florist's foam inside. Position two glass votive holders in the foam and surround with a bevy of fall blooms and leaves.
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