The fall is one of the most beautiful seasons. With its colorful panorama of reds, oranges, and yellows, along with its crisp weather and family-oriented holiday, the fall season is hard not to like. For the family that you may have visiting during the fall, you'll want some small but impressive centerpieces to dress up your table. Luckily, there are plenty of natural things you can use to create beautiful fall centerpieces. Here are some ideas.
Some of the most gorgeous things about fall are the colorful leaves that lay thick upon the ground. The colors that you find falling from your aspen or maple tree make for the perfect fall bouquet centerpiece. Simply gather a good variety of leaves in different colors and shapes. Bring them inside and lay out on a kitchen towel to dry, as they may be wet. When they are dry, arrange them in a small, short vase. If you are having some trouble keeping them standing up, use a little invisible tape on the leaf stems to keep them stable. Make three of these arrangements and line up on the table for an eye-catching display.
Why not use vegetables, with their vibrant colors and interesting shapes, as small fall centerpieces? Simply purchase some fall-colored squash, pumpkins, and gourds. Make sure that they are no more than 6" in diameter. Hollow out the top 2" of the different vegetables with a paring knife. Scoop out any of the pulp inside, and clear a spot for a votive candle. Place a votive inside the hollowed area, and light it when your guests arrive. Group a few in the center of the table for a pretty and functional fall display.
If you're celebrating Thanksgiving, here is a fun idea for a candy cornucopia for the center of the table. Purchase sugar wafer ice cream cones in a cone shape with a pointed end. Using some steam from a pot of boiling water, hold the cone over the steam until it becomes pliable. Shape the pointed end of the cone in a spiral, like a cornucopia. Allow to cool and harden. Then fill with candy corn or candied fruit, and place in the center of the table for guests to enjoy.