I am so excited to show you my Felt Pumpkin Kitchen Decor! Today's Pumpkin Themed…
What can you do with a hydrangea, some lamb's ear, a cupcake stand, some beads, and some pipe cleaners? Maybe create a fall white pumpkin centerpiece?
To be honest, a White Pumpkin Centerpiece would not normally be how I would decorate. I usually go for colorful things. The popular neutral colors of the past few years have just not been my thing. When I finally get used to the idea, now everyone is adding color back into their homes! A friend recently gave our family two white pumpkins, and they were the inspiration for this centerpiece idea. That, and some napkins….
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This centerpiece was so simple to create that I’m almost embarrassed to call it a craft! To create this holiday centerpiece I started with an ivory curtain-turned-tablecloth. On top of that I laid a beautiful crochet tablecloth that I got long ago at a yard sale, I think.
Over that I layered a floral gray table runner that I made.
The two white pumpkins along with these cute white pumpkin napkins that I found last year on sale would have made a nice simple, minimalistic centerpiece on their own. But I wanted to do something a little more.
I gathered some supplies that I thought might go with the white pumpkins. I wasn’t sure how I could combine them or arrange them. It was like a mini challenge to myself!
I do not have a tiered tray. Do you know the kind I mean? There are all different styles. So I don’t really have a place to put something like that. But then I realized that I had this little cupcake stand! (Here is a similar one that is actually bigger!) I usually use it to hold my coffee k cups. I probably paid a quarter or a dollar for it at a thrift store. Not long ago I had spray painted it white. Hmmm….
I slipped the dried hydrangea stem down the center, and voila! It stayed in place without anything else added to it!
I had a good foundation to work with. Now to dress up my improvised tiered tray a little bit. You may remember my hunt for wood beads. I began stringing some of those onto a gold pipe cleaner, alternating with these pearl beads from the #DollarTree.
I liked how it looked, so I kept stringing them on. Then I wrapped it around the cupcake stand and twisted the ends together to form a complete circle.
Then I made a longer one by twisting two pipe cleaners together. I used 2 and a half, I think. See what I mean by this being so simple and easy?!!! You just might see more of these bead-pipe-cleaner-garlands in the future!
The next thing I did was take a small bunch of my very own garden’s dried lamb’s ear and placed it inside the spiral of one of the cupcake holders. It was perfect! I didn’t need to add anything else to hold it in place.
I added more bunches of lamb’s ear all around my centerpiece.
At this point, I was very happy with my dried flora centerpiece! It was very different from anything that I had tried doing before now.
I wanted to add just a bit more to it though. I draped some gold and ivory cord from my stash around the table.
And I propped up the cute “blessed” pumpkin napkins.
Are you ready to see the finished centerpiece?
Whoever would have thought that a cupcake stand, some dried plants, and some pumpkins could look so cute?!
And not only cute, but dare I say classy? Can something be both cute and classy? I hope so!
I hope this project has brightened your day and given you some new ideas for crafty decorating. : )
If you are visiting everyone in order, then the next stop on the list is The Painted Apron Fall Signs and Spoon Faces. Enjoy!