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This simple addition to your holiday table requires only things you already have around the house. Using a large china plate as the base, create a layered decoration with stacked teacups and smaller plates. Adorn with orange flowers on each level, and tuck a small amount of foliage in the top teacup.
These colorful vegetables are the perfect fall tabletop decorations when stuffed with flowers and foliage. Cut each pepper lengthwise an inch from the top to make an opening (don't cut the top completely off), hollow out the pepper and fill with different types of flowers. Set the peppers on small plates to finish the decoration.
This decorative arrangement of cattails, pheasant feathers (found at crafts stores), and Purple Majesty ornamental millet doesn't need water, so it will last all season long.
Editor's Tip: Place chicken wire or floral netting inside an urn to create structure within the vase. Mold the wire into a ball to fit the bottom of the vase and stick the stems into the holes to complete the arrangement.
Leaves work just as well in decorating schemes on the first day of autumn as they do during Thanksgiving gatherings. Once trees start to drop their pretty foliage, snip a bunch of large and unusually colored branches, and accent the decoration with a bowl or two of gourds in colorful containers.
Simple decorations can make a dressed-up tabletop for fall. A few cylindrical vases filled with birdseed provide a sturdy base for long branches. Small pumpkins -- suspended with bits of twine -- hover above a beautiful assortment of branches, berries, and pinecones. To craft the candle-displaying pumpkins, hollow out a few gourds and tuck in candles and berries.
Without carved faces, pumpkins make a dramatic tabletop. Start with lengths of grapevine wrapped around and up and down pumpkins in different patterns. Display smaller gourds under glass and scatter a base of leaves underneath, and include a tall vase filled with wheat or dried lavender for subtle color complement.
Create an eye-catching display from a basic cylindrical glass vase, nuts, and sunflowers. Place a narrow vase inside a wider one and fill the space between the two with layers of fall-hue dried beans, such as Anasazi, large butter beans, and Christmas lima beans. Fill the inner vase with water, and add a variety of sunflowers.
Inexpensive tools make this uniquely carved pumpkin easy to recreate. Use a large leaf to trace onto a pumpkin and use a scraping tool to cut away only the outermost layer. Set it on a bed of moss and a pedestal for a centerpiece that will last all season.
This easy decoration can brighten a living or dining room in just a few minutes, where a vase filled with colorful branches brings the beauty of the outdoors in.
Pumpkins typically are front and center at doorways and on tables, but this elegant collection of corn and wheat stalks fits in perfectly with the season. Include a variety of colors of corn and a few different sizes and include an individual cob at each place setting.
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