When it comes to entertaining guests, it's all in the details, and nothing ups the festive factor like a decorative centerpiece.
Now that autumn's here, it's all about pumpkins, seasonal flowers and foliage shades.
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You could buy a pre-made centerpiece, but why spend extra money when you can make one yourself?
We've rounded up some of our favorite projects from around the web. They may look like a lot of work, but most can be done in less than five minutes!
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Not to mention, your guests will be very impressed.
Got Five Minutes?
Sarah Macklem proves less is more with her five minute centerpiece tutorial. Check it out at TheYellowCapeCod.
EightTreeStreet Floral Design created this gorgeous Cockscomb centerpiece. Cockscomb are a velvety flower that blooms in late summer through autumn. Their unique shape and bright colors alone make for a perfect decorative piece.
Interior designer Jenna Burger shows us how to create a romantic tealight centerpiece from a log. If you don't mind putting in a little elbow-grease, Check out the tutorial on her blog, SANSInteriors.net.
Floating Candlelit Apples
Doreen Cagno from Hymns and Verses created this alternative candlelit centerpiece using cored apples and chestnuts.
We love Tammy Henderson's white-washed branches and pumpkins centerpiece. If you're over traditional fall color palettes, check out her tutorial.