You don't have to be the craftiest person in the neighborhood to make something beautiful — that's what I love about this particular DIY. It's like Martha Stewart for newbies.
This lovely, decorative centerpiece is perfect for the autumn season! Plus, it'll make your dining room look epic this Thanksgiving. So let's get started...
What you'll need:
1. Three bouquets worth of silk, fall flowers (they're on sale at Michael's right now!) 2. A pair of very sharp scissors or wire-cutters. 3. Floral wire 4. A pumpkin (this one is a plastic one my sister made, however, a plain plastic or even a real pumpkin works perfectly! You could even paint it white!)
Next, I took the three bunches of silk flowers and used wire-cutters to clip them apart.
I approached this as if I were making a giant flower crown — it makes it a lot less intimidating.
First, I took all the stems and laid them together to have a visual, as seen above.
After having a visual end goal, I took the flower stems with the thickest wire bases and laid them together in a circle as seen in the left photo. They're made of wire, so they should be easy to bend into the shape you desire. Keep in mind that the center of the arrangement should be the size of the pumpkin's base. You want them to sit seamlessly together.
I attached them using a 4-inch piece of floral wire. You can simply tie it in a knot and wrap it around a few times for security.
Basically, you keep adding layer after layer of flower stems, attaching each one with floral wire to the other until you have what looks like the above right photo. Like I said, it's essentially a giant flower crown. It's a little tedious, but a surprisingly quick project.
If you'd like to use a hot glue gun to secure some of the stems, feel free. I opted not to, but if you're worried things will come loose, go for it.
Once you have your flower circle, simply sit your pumpkin down in the center. I took a few minutes to fluff some of the flowers/leaves as they got a little crushed.
And voila! You have a beautiful centerpiece that reflects the fall season.
If you have any questions or have some tips, feel free to leave them in the comments below!
Until next time, DIY happy ;)