Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial:Taking natural elements and turning them into a centerpiece.
I see things all around me that inspire and delight me. Beautiful things! And many of the blogs I visit are like big picture books filled with creative ideas and helpful instructions.
I recently saw a breathtakingly lovely urn at Artie’s blog, Color Outside The Lines. Bold, yet delicate, hydrangeas accented with pheasant feathers spilling over a creamy urn . It was magnificant! I knew right away that I would try to make something similar for my Thanksgiving table. Thanks Artie, you blog and ideas are truely inspirational!
I hope this tutorial inspires you too!
Thanksgiving Urn Centerpiece:
Aquire urn. I bought mine, but you could use an old flowerpot, basket, bowl on a pedestal or even a big painted jar. This was an investment piece for me. I am putting the arrangement in my daughter’s and son-in-laws guest room when it is done on the table. I did not spend anything on the natural elements. Just got them from my yard.
Dustbuster (great tool, to keep from having a disaster of a mess, clean up as you go)
Turntable (to put urn on, so you can easily turn it when decorating, see urn picure above)
Styrofoam block to fit urn
I got some of my hydrangeas from the bushes around my home, and got some from friends bushes (thanks friends!)
Collect long willowy twigs. I used Weeping Cherry branches.
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