Make this DIY foraged fall centerpiece with greenery found in your yard. Add natural elements like small pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, or berries for a one-of-a-kind creation!
Welcome to 20 Minute Decorating…a monthly series where we feature home decor ideas that can be accomplished in twenty minutes or less. Today I’m sharing a foraged fall centerpiece that was inspired by a photo featured in the Fall 2020 edition of Country Home Magazine. I think it’s beautiful, and it was very simple to recreate. One of the reasons I love this project so much is because it’s very easy to add your own personal touch. Use any greenery growing in your yard. Use whatever pumpkins & gourds you already have, or can get at your grocery store. It may be too early for juniper berries, but bittersweet would be lovely. Read on for the easy instructions.
Tips for Making a Foraged Fall Centerpiece
Step 1: gather your materials.
- 2 types of fresh greenery: boxwood, cedar, cypress, seeded eucalyptus
- mini pumpkins & gourds
- optional: berries, bittersweet
Step 2: place something for protection on your table. A table runner or tablecloth would work. I used a tasseled burlap table runner.
Step 3: begin by placing one of the types of greenery on the table. Start in the middle, and work out to the left and right. Follow the first type of greenery with the second type.
Step 4: nestle the pumpkins and gourds in the greenery.
The only bushes I have growing in my yard are boxwood and dwarf cypress, so that’s what I used for this foraged fall centerpiece. Any kind of pine will work as well. If you are lucky enough to have a tree with turning leaves, some clipped branches would be a great addition. The greenery will dry naturally, and will last at least two weeks, maybe longer. I have a little trick that will preserve your pumpkins and gourds, so they stay fresh and mold-free. Get the details by clicking the link below.
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