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Fall Crafts: DIY Centerpieces

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Difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 1 hour

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Autumn’s arrival is marked by pops of red, orange and gold color. While Mother Nature decorates the outdoors, these colors make for charming indoor décor, too.

Let the colors of fall inspire you with these four ideas for harvest-themed centerpieces guaranteed to impress any guest. 

Apple Votive

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

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Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 1: Dig out an apple piece 

Using a candle or flameless candle as a size guide, cut out the core of the apples. Once cut, snugly fit the candle inside.

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 2: Arrange the apples

Set apple votives in a peat pot or other container. Dress with moss, or arrange a cluster of apple votives on a table or mantle surrounded by a variety of fall decorations such as leaves, acorns or even a wreath.

 

Autumn Box Arrangement

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

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Step 1: Cut the wood

Cut three 1 x 3 x 4-foot pieces to of lumber to three-foot lengths. Using one of the scrap pieces, cut two pieces 2 3/4 inches wide.

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 2: Build the box

Take the three 1 x 3 x 3-foot sections and set them next to each other. Apply a liberal amount of wood glue to the 1-inch sides of the middle piece. Apply a stripe of wood glue to the other two pieces on the sides closest to the middle piece. Form a box using the middle as your base and clamp the pieces together. Once the glue is dry, apply glue on three edges of the two 2 3/4-inch pieces. Insert as box ends and clamp. Allow to dry according to directions.

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 3: Stain the wood

Stain the box the color of your choosing. Wear gloves and protect surrounding surfaces. Medium brown best replicates fall hues.

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 4: Decorate

Fill the box with moss, candles, apple votives and gourds. Surround with a variety of fall decorations such as leaves, branches and dried berries.

 

Wooden Candle Centerpiece

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Step 1: Make the cuts

Cut the 4 x 4 x 4-foot lumber piece to two feet in length.

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 2: Drill holes

Using your candles or flameless candles as a size guide, mark placement of your holes. Choose a drill bit to match the size of your candles and hollow out four holes. Holes should be about the same depth as your candles’ height.

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 3: Stain wood.

Stain the wood a color of your choosing. Wear gloves and protect surrounding surfaces. 

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden ClubStep 4: Add candles

Place the candles in the holes and set your new project in the center of a table or mantle surrounded with a variety of fall decorations.

 

Mason Jars

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Step 1: Paint Mason jars

Take the lids off the jars and spray paint each jar in a fall color of your choice. Painted glass takes longer to dry, so give it some extra time.

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 2: Prepare burlap ribbon

Wrap burlap ribbon and tightly around each jar. Add 2 inches in additional length and cut. Using a stencil and marker, draw letters or fall designs in the middle of the burlap.

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 3: Wrap the ribbon

Wrap burlap around each Mason jar and overlap ends. Pin to hold in place.

 

Fall Centerpieces | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Step 4: Arrange decor

Center the jars on your table. Arrange fall flowers, branches, leaves, or berries in the jars. You can add more autumn flair by surrounding with a variety of fall decorations.

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