Skip to main content

DIY: Organic Tabletop Centerpiece

Oct 24, 2016 11:00AM, Published by Monica Fatica, Categories: In Print, Life+Leisure, Today, Arts+Entertainment


Gallery: DIY: Organic Tabletop Centerpiece [4 Images] Click any image to expand.



Falling for Foliage

November 2016
Feature and photos by Monica Fatica

Create a unique pumpkin centerpiece using organic vegetation, like lettuce and herbs.


SUPPLIES

• Galvanized metal tray or baking tray, approximately 2 inches deep

• Ornamental lettuce and kale in different shades of purple and green 

• Variety of small pumpkins, gourds and squash

• Craft paint in a cream and grey-green shade (we used Chalk Paint by
Annie Sloan in Cream and Chateau Grey)

• Paint brushes (we used natural bristle chip brushes)

• Kraft paper (we used a thin variety available at hardware stores)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Roll out your Kraft paper and paint your pumpkins using the craft paint, then let dry. If using Chalk Paint, you can use Annie Sloan Clear Wax to seal the paint or leave unfinished for a matte look.

2. If the centerpiece is temporary, you can wrap the soil of your foliage in Kraft paper. If you’ll be displaying it for a few days, then there’s no need to wrap the soil – you can use a planting technique instead.

3. Arrange your larger pumpkins and gourds in a mixed pattern, leaving spaces for your foliage. Fill in the spaces with your foliage by tucking them around and under your pumpkins.


Be sure to allow some of your large leaf foliage to cover any visible Kraft paper, soil and tray edges for a more natural look. Plant your lettuce in containers or in your garden after you’ve finished enjoying your centerpiece.


Tips: Get more creative with your centerpiece by adding herbs, such as sprigs of rosemary, or vine branches.



DIY Organic Tabletop Centerpiece


  • Lucretia's Journey

    07/31/2017
    08:00AM — 02:30PM

    In 1864 Lecretia Epperson embarked on the journey of a lifetime with her husband and son to Calif...


  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    07/31/2017
    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...


  • Kino Hana, Cardio-Hula

    07/31/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    ALOOOOHA!!!! Ready to shake up your fitness routine? Ready to shape up and tone your amazing bo...


  • Lucretia's Journey

    08/01/2017
    08:00AM — 02:30PM

    In 1864 Lecretia Epperson embarked on the journey of a lifetime with her husband and son to Calif...


  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    08/01/2017
    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...


  • Kino Hana, Cardio-Hula

    08/01/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    ALOOOOHA!!!! Ready to shake up your fitness routine? Ready to shape up and tone your amazing bo...


  • Lucretia's Journey

    08/02/2017
    08:00AM — 02:30PM

    In 1864 Lecretia Epperson embarked on the journey of a lifetime with her husband and son to Calif...


  • Our children's program, Young at Art, focuses on the basic elements of art. Students who particp...


  • ARTS VISALIA August Exhibition

    08/02/2017
    12:00PM — 05:30PM

    In August the gallery will again host Young at Art, a culmination of Arts Visalia's summer childr...


  • ARTS VISALIA August Exhibition

    08/02/2017
    12:00PM — 05:30PM

    August 2017 is a special month for Arts Visalia, which is pleased to present Young At Art, an exh...


  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    08/02/2017
    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...


  • VCRC: General Support Group

    08/02/2017
    06:00PM — 07:30PM

    Valley Caregiver Resource Center invites you to attend a general support group


Check out our sister publication, Enjoy Magazine: Northern California Living