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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
  • scissors
  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Using a bowl trace and cut out a circle from your cardboard. Mine is about 8 inches round.
  3. Coat the cardboard with dark green paint and allow to dry. (About 15 minutes.)
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  5. 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.)
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  7. (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.)

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  9. 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.
  10. Put your centerpiece in place and then scatter about the leaves. Glue them down with white glue.
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  12. Add a pumpkin or gourd to the side of the brown piece of foam.
  13. Add flowers, pine cones, and nuts to the cardboard and glue them down with white glue. Allow them to dry overnight.
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  15. 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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