Tuesday, October 14, 2014

$3 Pumpkin Centerpieces

 With every party I throw, I find myself always stressing about the centerpieces. I want the tables to look amazing, but I want to be able to spend the majority of my budget on the food and entertainment, not the centerpieces. These simple centerpieces were a smash hit at my last get together, and they came together for about $3 each.

You will need:

  • Small carvable pumpkins (available at dollar stores)
  • Bunches of leafs, I found it was way easier to buy the sprigs of leaves than strands
  • wire cutters or scissors

I started to carve my first pumpkin, when I realized that since they are hollow Styrofoam, I could push the leaves through them without any carving. I bought two separate springs of leaves and then separated them into two bunch each. I used a wire cutter to separate mine, but strong scissors would work too. Bend the stems of the leaves in half, this will help the leaves stay inside the pumpkin instead of slipping out. Push the leaves through the pumpkin at the bent point.

I ended up using three of the four sprigs, in a triangle around the top of the pumpkin and it seemed to work perfectly, enough foliage without overwhelming the pumpkins!
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