DIY: A fall centerpiece.

By November 18, 2011Uncategorized

No dollhouse post today. Still tracking down furniture.

I’m so excited to share this with you! A friend, Allie, posted this awesome centerpiece photo on Facebook the other day and I asked if she’d share the instructions with you. It would be perfect for those of us scrambling to put something together for the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Emily Snuffer

Isn’t it awesome? I love the mix of natural/rustic with the little bit of bling with the metallic paint.

Here we go!

You’ll need:

  • Large hurricane vase (this one was TJMaxx, $8)
  • Large pillar candle (this one was Garden Ridge, $5)
  • 13 ears of corn (or more/less depending on the diameter of your vase)
  • 26+ husk leaves
  • Metallic spray paint (Allie used Rust-Oleum’s Metallic spray paint in copper for the leaves and gold for the ears)
  • Glue gun
  • Satin, wide ribbon 1.5′ long
  • Charger plate
Here’s what to do:
  1. Lightly spray the ears of corn with metallic gold spray paint. Spray, let dry, rotate, then spray again. You’ll need to do a few coats to get in the cracks between kernels.
  2. While the ears are drying, apply the same process to the husk leaves, this time using metallic copper spray paint.
  3. Once everything is dry, glue 2 leaves to the back of each ear of corn, placing them so the leaves peak out the sides and top.
  4. Add a dot of hot glue to the leaves/ear of corn combo and glue each one (use lots of glue) to the vase.
  5. Repeat, repeat, repeat…
  6. Add your vase/ear of corn/leaves combo to your charger plate.
  7. Wrap the entire thing with ribbon, using more hot glue to secure.

Instant and affordable centerpiece!

Allie – I’m hoping I didn’t miss anything! Thanks so much for sharing.

If you have questions, leave them in the comments. I’ll ask Allie to stop by and provide help/guidance if needed!

Now, off to plug in my glue gun…

– emily




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