Bring the Best of Fall to the Table with Creative Centerpieces

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.

Lovely Leaves

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.

Crazy for Candy Corn

This centerpiece idea is good enough to eat! Take some bottles out of the recycling bin and follow the painting instructions from the Swell Designer. Finally, embellish them with ribbons and real candy corn accents like the ones shown on Ashbee Design.