Harvest Table Decoration
This darling natural centerpiece is quick and easy to make for your lovely celebrations. It would be fabulous also for a group activity that is thrifty but lovely.
Approximate Time: 1 hour
- brown and green paint
- sponge paint brush
- cardboard rounds from pizza
- bowl to trace around
- white glue
- decorative scarecrow or Halloween scene optional
- store-bought scarecrow (optional)
- foam sheets, 2x4 inches
- hot glue gun and glue
- 8 fabric leaves
- small pumpkin or gourd (plastic)
- small fall flowers
- pine cones, acorns, pine nuts
- serrated edged knife
- 3 inch foam
- wood skewers
- dikes for cutting the skewer
- spray adhesive
- gold glitter
- Gather up some pinecones, acorns, and other outdoor nuts. Put in freezer for a few hours to make sure there are no bugs on them.
- Using a bowl trace and cut out a circle from your cardboard. Mine is about 8 inches round.
- Coat the cardboard with dark green paint and allow to dry. (About 15 minutes.)
- Cut 2 of the 3 inch pieces of foam. Paint them brown with the sponge brush and set aside to dry. (About 10 minutes if lightly painted.)
- (If you are using an already made scarecrow or other item for the center skip this next step.) Take your centerpiece and cut it out and fold it into a triangular shape.
Cut a piece of 3 inch foam with a serrated edged knife to fit inside the centerpiece. Cut down a skewer to fit inside the foam and leave enough at the bottom to anchor the centerpiece into the brown foam block. See picture. (I cut my skewer about 5 inches.)
- Glue two pieces of the brown foam together. This should look kinda like a bale of hay. When the glue has dried, hot glue it to the center of the green cardboard.
- Put your centerpiece in place and then scatter about the leaves. Glue them down with white glue.
- Add a pumpkin or gourd to the side of the brown piece of foam.
- Add flowers, pine cones, and nuts to the cardboard and glue them down with white glue. Allow them to dry overnight.
- Spray the entire arrangement with spray adhesive and shake on some gold glitter. Allow to dry and set in the center of your table.
This is a great group activity and a very inexpensive way to make a table come alive.
By Gem from VA
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