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Fall can be rife with time consuming projects, so I have three easy DIY fall centerpiece ideas to capture the season and beautify any tabletop. Don’t fear, there is no glitter or glue, pipe cleaners or whiskers involved!
The first centerpiece uses the natural beauty of Indian Corn to surround an everyday Glass Hurricane Candle Holder. What I love about this centerpiece is that it lasts all season. You can make it in early October and it will stay chic, without needing water, until Thanksgiving. Another way to use decorative corn is to attach them in groupings to sconces or decorative wall lights - just make sure husks are kept clear of wires and light bulbs.
This second fall centerpiece takes advantage of classic fall colors and pumpkins. While fresh flowers and pumpkins do have a shelf-life, I think they are homey and beautiful. I love fall tabletop decor and you can always use artificial pumpkins, like the Multicolor Art Glass Pumpkin Accent above, to adorn tables (if fresh are not your thing).
Care for something a bit more haunted? Gourds are ghoulish by nature due to their bizarre shapes and bumpy skin, but when piled into an ornate bowl or dish (like this Gothic-inspired Dark Gold Dust Urn With Lid), they can create an interesting centerpiece, as well as double as a decorative backdrop for Halloween decor.
These are just 3 DIY fall centerpiece ideas - with a little creativity and a few seasonal accents a traditional centerpiece can transform into a fall-appropriate one!
Photos: Martha Stewart, Eddie Ross.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.