Thanksgiving, the day that officially kicks off the exciting holiday season. This is the time of year when we get to indulge in copious amounts of delicious food, spend time with family from near and far, and of course, get creative!
Before it’s time to bring in the Christmas tree and garland, many of us are already looking for ways to incorporate crafty decor into our homes to add that feeling of coziness as the weather cools. You’ve got the bundles of hay on the porch, cabbage and mums in the flowerpots, but what to do for the ultimate decor spot for the table centerpiece? It is, after all, the focal point of any get-together’s main event (the delicious meal, of course).
Here are some great fall centerpiece ideas to get you inspired!
Fall is all about fresh harvest fruit, like apples. Apple pie and warm apple crumble are a must for the dessert menu, but they can also be turned into a crafty centerpiece. It’s very simple and helps mix things up from the traditional decor pieces your guests expect.
Use a few of your favourite apples and cut a hole in the top of them that is big enough to fit in a tea light candle. Arrange them around the center of the table with a beautiful display of bundled apples in a variety of colours contained in a small wicker basket. Scatter a few autumn leaves and light up those tea lights. It brings the sweetness of harvest season right to your table.
Twinkling Mason Jars
If you’ve got some mason jars kicking around, bring them out to the table! All you have to do is gather a few leaves that are fresh and vibrant. Place a few inside the jar and spread them along the glass. You may need to use some tape or glue to hold them in place. Then, place an artificial tea light candle in the jar. Tie a cute decorative piece of straw around the neck of the jar as a finishing touch, and voila ! It adds the perfect touch of warmth to your table.
You can never go wrong with a stunning bouquet arrangement, especially when it incorporates all the beauty of fall. Gather up your favourite pieces that represent the season for you and your family, and intertwine a few fairy lights throughout the arrangement. It’s big, bold and fresh!
Birch Piece Platter
If you’re interested in creating something that won’t obstruct your family and friends view from across the table, this birch piece candleholder is the perfect addition. Get a birch branch (or any decent looking thick branch will suffice). Then, cut holes throughout the top so they are big enough to fit a tea light. Place the branch on top of a long white platter that will stretch the length of the table. Add some mini pumpkins and decorative squash along the side of the platter, and you’ll have the perfect centerpiece that won’t consume the conversation.
Whenever you are looking for design inspiration to create a cozy feel in the home over the fall months, look to the outdoors. There are many crafty ways to bring the outside in to create the perfect centerpiece for your dinner table this fall.