There’s nothing better than looking out over a table all laid out with delicious food ready to eat.
But while the food is the main attraction, everyone loves a beautifully set table. Unfortunately, some people are a bit intimidated by the idea of setting a table, thinking it has to be a complex or expensive task.
But the good news is that you don’t need expensive or fragile accessories or 35 different spoons to make a festive table. With a little craftiness, you can make a memorable setting using affordable items.
For this Thanksgiving centerpiece, we’re channeling old-fashioned, rustic charm and the traditional celebration of harvest and plenty. And, like the burlap pumpkin decoration, it’s a pumpkin that will last forever!
Here’s how to make your own charming pumpkin centerpiece, and be sure to watch the video to see how it’s done:
- Bundt pan
- Acrylic paint in burnt orange and yellow ochre(you can also use gold for a shiny pumpkin!)
- Mod Podge
- Sponge brush
- E6000 glue (use in a ventilated area!)
- Making sure your Bundt pan is clean and dry, paint the outside in burnt orange. Apply the paint in thin, even coats and cover the whole surface. Let dry.
- Using the yellow ochre or gold paint, dab on some highlights. Let dry.
- Cut out leaves from the burlap. Paint with Mod Podge to curl and shape. Let dry.
- For a stem, paint a piece of twine with Mod Podge and wrap around a pencil to curl it. Let dry.
- Glue your leaves and stems into the center of the Bundt pan using E6000 glue. Let dry.
- Set out on the table as a centerpiece or with other holiday decorations in a display and enjoy!
Naturally, you can take this project and put your own spin on it. Try experimenting with different colors, or adding other accessories and decorations.