Happy Monday! I hope you had a relaxing weekend! The weather was cooler here making it really feel like fall!
Today I want to share how you can create a centerpiece for your dining table just by walking outside! I recently read one of KariAnne Wood’s posts from the blog Thistlewood Farms and she mentioned how she was having some friends over and so she just went for a walk on her farm and clipped branches and leaves to decorate her table.
I loved that idea and we have some beautiful trees in our backyard so I thought I’d give it a shot and bring you along with me in case you’d like to try it, too!
So I started by grabbing the pruning shears and heading out the door. I’ve got to be honest here, I don’t know my trees very well. I cut branches off of three of the trees in my yard and I can only identify the magnolia tree so if you’re reading this and recognize the other two types, please enlighten me! 🙂
I cut different lengths – some longer, some shorter and some for filler. After I had a pretty good collection of each type, I brought my goodies inside to get started.
I began by placing the longer branches in the center of the table and layering them starting at the end and moving toward the middle.
Here’s how it looked:
Next, I added the magnolia branches:
Finally, I used the leaves from the last tree to fill in any bare spots:
I added tapered candles and a cream colored pumpkin I already had on hand to finish the look.
I love how it turned out! Plus it made the house smell really good! And it was free! Obviously, it won’t last long, but it’s great if you need something pretty in a pinch! Here’s a few more:
So what do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts and let me know if you decide to give it a try!
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