Tuesday, November 15, 2011

DIY Tuesday: Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Halloween may be over, but if you're like me, you've still got lots of pumpkins lying around. Today we've got a really simple project via Martha Stewart for repurposing those leftover pumpkins, using mostly things you've already got around the house.

Here's how you can turn them into a sophisticated Thanksgiving centerpiece. Try it out for your Thanksgiving celebrations and your dinner guests are sure to be impressed!

Materials Needed:
-Several small pumpkins (we love the look of the more unique colors like white)
-Utility knife
-Melon baller
-Adhesive putty (or our favorite, Zots, found in craft stores in the scrapbooking aisle)
-Tapered candles
-Pie plate
-Fall leaves
1) Cut a hole in the center of the pumpkin, then carve out a space for the candle with the melon baller. Repeat for each pumpkin.

2) If you want a stacked pumpkin look, stack two pumpkins (after doing step 1) and secure together through the holes with straight pins.

3) Adhere leaves to the pie plate with adhesive (turn the plate upside down first). Adhere pumpkins to the leaves. Place adhesive in the hole in pumpkin and adhere the candle inside.

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