Whether you are preparing a small family gathering or planning on hosting Thanksgiving dinner, this Simple Autumn Centerpiece will be a crowd pleaser. You will love how fast and easy it is to create using just a few supplies.
Last week I shared my fall tablescape as part of the Seasons of Home Series, featuring this autumn centerpiece.
What you need:
Long, skinny wooden bowl or tray
1 bunch of eucalyptus
wax flower- in a rusty orange and pink color
yellow viburnum berries
lots of figs to fill the wooden bowl (purple grapes or plums can be substituted or you can add in some white baby boo pumpkins as well)
Spread out a white or cream tablecloth across your table. Lay down stems of eucalyptus as a ‘runner’, putting about 3 on either end, and a couple along the middle.
Put the wooden bowl or tray in the middle on top of the eucalyptus, making sure the placement of the eucalyptus is even on each side.
Fill the bowl with figs. Place larger figs on the bottom, and evenly distribute the smaller figs or fruit of your choice on top.
Tuck a couple small sprigs of eucalyptus in a few places under the figs, so the leaves trail slightly over the edge.
Tuck small bunches of wax flower among the figs, in several places. I used about 6-7 small bunches (varied sizes).
Add some yellow berries tucked into a few of the places where the wax flowers are, evenly distributed to add texture and color variance.
Sprinkle a few loose yellow berries among the eucalyptus ‘runner’ on the table.
Cut a few of the figs in half and place three on either end of the wooden bowl and a couple on either side.
In this centerpiece, the figs keep their color for about 12 hours, and the rest of the foliage/flowers used look great for up to 24 hours, so you can make this tablescape the night before you need it! As I mentioned above, you can also substitute plums or grapes for the figs, or get creative with other fruits for other seasons!
I hope this autumn centerpiece tutorial was helpful… and I would love to hear what you think and if you end up using it!