Fall is a season of gatherings that often begins with football parties followed shortly by Halloween and Thanksgiving. An autumnal centerpiece captures the celebratory mood of the season and brings a festive feel to your gatherings. Create a fall centerpiece that provides something to do with that extra pumpkin from the family trip to the pumpkin patch. You can get the kids involved and have them help make the centerpiece.
Making a Mumkin Centerpiece
Carve your pumpkin. Using the knife, cut a hole around the stem of the pumpkin that is just slightly wider than your potted chrysanthemums. Let the kids help clean out the insides of the pumpkin, ensuring that you remove all the seeds and pulp. Discard the innards of the pumpkin.
Remove the flowers from the pot and place inside the pumpkin. Add extra potting soil if necessary. Wipe off any dirt from the pumpkin.
Tie a bow around the center of the pumpkin using craft ribbon. Use a dot of heavy-duty glue such as epoxy glue to hold the bow in place.
Place the pumpkin in the center of your table. Surround with tea lights.