Jack-o-lanterns on the porch. Check. Ghostly cut-outs peering through every window. Check. You even managed to work in Thanksgiving with your creative Indian corn wreath. But there’s one thing that looks spookily bare and eerily un-hospitable—your tabletops.
Now is the time for a little TLC for your four-legged furniture, and we’ve got the answer. Check out these easy and autumnal DIY centerpieces that will make your tabletop a thing of beauty.
Glam Up Some Pumpkins
Spook out and spiff up everyday pumpkins with a little glue, some glitter and artful embellishments. HGTV spells out detailed instructions on how to turn your pumpkins from plain to pizzazz for the perfect Halloween table-topper.
Happy Harvest Centerpiece
This centerpiece idea from Country Living brings the best of harvest time home. Simply fill a low, trough-like or oblong tray with gourds, leaves, pinecones, apples, nuts and candles. Make it low enough so that food can be passed and guests can carry on a conversation un-obstructed. The result is a beautiful arrangement for Thanksgiving or any fall feast.
Perfect Pumpkin Topper
HGTV has a great idea for turning a pumpkin into a work of art. Just spray a real or faux pumpkin with spray adhesive, top with a mélange of succulents, and surround the bottom with nuts and pinecones. The lush centerpiece adds a splash of green that’s a welcome addition to the earthy browns and oranges of fall.
Go with the Glow
Bring a warm glow to the table safely with these charming flameless luminaries. Woman’s Day offers easy-to-follow instructions that will turn ordinary paper bags into a warm and cozy centerpiece.
What says autumn more than falling leaves? Better Homes and Gardens has a simple, yet stunning idea to incorporate them into your décor. Just trim branches with bright, autumn-colored leaves and place them in contrasting glass vases half-full with water. It’s an effortless statement that’s both modern and timeless.