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Flowering Pumpkins

Flowering Pumpkins
An impressive make-ahead centerpiece…

A small pumpkin
6″ potted autumn flower
Spanish Moss
A small, shallow basket

Cut hole in top of pumpkin large enough to fit potted flower. Clean out pumpkin and
place potted flower inside. Fill in with Spanish Moss around the flower. Put pumpkin in basket with lid of pumpkin resting against the arrangement if desired. Make this centerpiece the day before your event and keep refrigerated if warm outside. Don’t forget to water the flowers.

Tip: Try adding some miniature pumpkins, squash, gourds or Indian corn plus some greenery or fall leaves arranged around the basket.

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Candles and Autumn Leaves Centerpiece

Candles and Autumn Leaves Centerpiece
Simple and Inexpensive!

Non-matching Candlesticks of varying heights
Candles to fit color scheme
Fall color leaves

Arrange candlesticks in center of table with candles.
Scatter fall leaves at base around and among candlesticks.
Add some nuts, acorns or fall berries if desired.

Other ideas:

Spring/Summer: Scatter rose petals around candlesticks.

Christmas/Winter: Arrange evergreens and gold painted
pinecones or fruit around candlesticks.

Tips: Try Glass or Crystal candelsticks.
Don’t leave candles burning unattended.

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Simple Moss Covered Topiary

Simple Moss Covered Topiary
An easy, make ahead table decoration!

Clay flower pot
Fairly straight stick, 1/2″-1″ thick
Styrofoam ball/cone a little larger than your pot
Spray glue from craft store
Spanish moss
Plaster-a-paris, sand or gravel

Spread out newspaper. Spray glue generously on styrofoam and press moss on glue a section at a time until form is covered. Be sure to leave a small spot uncovered for the stick. Let dry several hours. Determine length of stick needed and cut to desired length. Push stick into covered styrofoam. Prepare pot using plaster-a-paris, sand or gravel. (Be sure to cover hole in bottom of pot with something like cardboard or heavy duty tape first. If using plaster, work quickly.) Push stick into prepared pot. Cover plaster, sand or gravel with more Spanish moss.

Tip: This is an especially attractive centerpiece when grouped with other topiaries of different sizes and heights. You could also change the covering from Spanish moss to over lapping silk leaves or petals.

Bows, birds or small nests can also add interest.

As a bonus, you can send these centerpieces home with guests, use as raffle prizes or use again!

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Rose Flower Pot Centerpiece

Plus a Flower Pot Centerpiece idea for every season…

Rose Flower Pot

8” Clay Flower Pot with Saucer
2 bricks of florist foam (soaked overnight in water)
16” circle of cellophane
1 package of Spanish moss
Twenty Large Roses (keep stems in water)
4 Large Hydrangea Blooms (keep stems in water)

Large leafed Greenery to use as filler (keep stems in water) Place cellophane circle in flower pot. Cut one florist foam brick in half & place in bottom of pot. Place other brick on top, wedge into place if necessary. Top brick will show about 1/2” above pot. Cut remaining ½ brick in ½ again and fill in on sides of top brick. Cut 5 rose stems to desired length (8”-10”). Push a rose into the top center of foam and on the sides at the four points of the compass. These will be your guides. (You’ll want the final measurements of the arrangement to be approximately 14” high by 14” wide. Keep that in mind as you cut stems and push in flowers.) Place Hydrangeas where you want them in arrangement, then fill in with roses. Any remaining spaces may be filled in with the leaf greenery. Place pot on saucer and fill saucer with Spanish moss. Keep well watered and in a cool place (like a refrigerator) until ready for use.

Hydrangea Tip: Split stem in half up to flower head to soak up water better.

Other Flower Pot Ideas

Christmas: Evergreens, white spider chrysanthemums and candy canes taped to sticks with florist tape. Sprinkle with iridescent glitter.

Spring: Lots of Lilacs and Camellia leaves. Pack the pot and let them cascade down. Be sure to split the lilac stems to help with water absorbtion.

Autumn: Fall colored chrysanthemums, small apples pushed onto sticks, some greenery and fall colored leaves.

Simple: A purchased potted plant and Spanish moss to hide the plastic pot.

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