Earlier this week we spent time cutting stumps. During the cleanup, I was distracted by these wood slices with greenery because they presented some really neat details.
The idea of a fall centerpiece surfaced so when we got back to the farm I decided one more post was necessary before taking the next couple of weeks off.
This display was so fun to put together and I hope you enjoy the concept of a fall woodland centerpiece.
Supplies Started at Hobby Lobby
A little trip to Hobby Lobby was necessary for a candle and this neat twine, it looks orange and has a bit of a copper twist. I was crazy about it because there are so many things you can do with it.
Everything else I planned to use came from the farm keeping the idea of simplicity centered. The end result left an appearance of minimal so you’ll have to visualize this centerpiece placed with some pretty white or cream-colored dishes with pretty linens.
Prepping the Wood Stumps
These stumps had greenery sprouting so I soaked them in a tub of water for about an hour, this was to keep the greens looking fresh. Then I let them release the excess water for about 15 minutes on the sidewalk.
Using stumps with fresh greens can be tricky because the greenery stays fresh for a period of time, up to 4 or 6 hours. Which means a display like this would be best for a luncheon or dinner party but not long term unless they were placed in a dish or tray of water.
Putting Things Together
This display was placed outside at the picnic table where everything came together in minutes. The stumps were mixed in with a few rocks, pine cones and I stretched the twine throughout.
Candles add a nice pop of color or votive candles would be a nice touch and offer a layer of elegance. Get creative with it and remember candles are an option.
Add Fresh Flowers
I needed one more element to make this complete so I used Lantana cuttings because their hardy. Rose buds would look wonderful and so would zinnia blooms. Any flower would be nice mixed within.
Keep flowers fresh from wilting by using water picks or soak cotton balls in water covered in clear plastic.
- Dip the stem in the wet cotton.
- Cover it with plastic and tie off with a rubber band or string at the base.
- Then poke them where you like.
- Cover the base with moss so it looks natural.
Finally, we have this Fall Woodland Centerpiece ready to enjoy for a fun afternoon or evening luncheon. Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be expensive, take a look at what you already have and perhaps see if nature can offer some inspiration.
I hope you enjoyed and I’ll be back to my regular writing schedule September 15th with more fun ideas for fall.