How to Create a Masterful Autumnal Centerpiece

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How to Create a Seasonal Centerpiece, via Story by ModCloth

If you’re looking to add a fall flourish to your next potluck or party, why not create an eye-catching centerpiece? Easy to assemble and customizable for whatever season or holiday, a unique centerpiece is a great way to add interest to your party decor.

Today’s centerpiece tutorial comes direct from the set of last week’s mid-century Modster Mash look. Whether you’re seeking a display for your mantle or an arrangement for an outdoor table, this tabletop DIY can be customized for all your space and party needs.

How to Create a Seasonal Centerpiece, via Story by ModCloth
How to Create a Seasonal Centerpiece, via Story by ModCloth

DIY Seasonal Centerpiece

What we used:
4-5 vintage books
Creme colored gauze
Canning jars
Candy corn
Jute twine
Votive candles
Decorative gourds
Decorative leaves

1. Decide where you’ll be assembling your centerpiece.

2. Next, take your books and stack them, creating different levels where your jars will sit.

3. Drape the gauze around and over the stack of books. You can choose to cover some, or all, of the books. We chose to display ModStylist Amy’s gorgeous vintage copy of Alice in Wonderland.

How to Create a Seasonal Centerpiece, via Story by ModCloth
How to Create a Seasonal Centerpiece, via Story by ModCloth

4. Take a length of twine and wrap it around the top of one of the jars. Then, tie the ends of the twine in a knot or bow. Repeat until each jar is topped with twine.

5. Fill each jar half way with candy corn, allowing space for a votive candle in each. We recommend waiting to light the candles until your centerpiece is complete.

6. Place your jars on the books, bunching and scrunching the gauze until you’ve achieved the desired effect.

How to Create a Seasonal Centerpiece, via Story by ModCloth

7. Finish off your tabletop look with gourds, mini pumpkins, and real or decorative autumn leaves and carefully light your candles.

About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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One Response to How to Create a Masterful Autumnal Centerpiece

  1. ModStylist Amy 10/10/2013 at 6:44 am #

    Love it! <3

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