Hello, hello! I’m excited about this fun DIY project. It’s fast, easy, and customizable. Just my kind of project. 😉
This is actually a super simple but I think it looks super fancy. I was inspired by this arrangement I found on Pinterest. (Because if it’s not on Pinterest, it doesn’t exist, right?!) So pretty.
I have a long, narrow wooden trough/bowl on my table that usually holds fresh fruit but that’s what I wanted to use for my centerpiece so I moved our fruit to a different place. You could use any shallow container though.
Like I said, mine is long so I needed quite a bit of greenery. I bought various types at the grocery store. Each bundle was $4.99 or less. I ended up using 4 different bundles. Also at the grocery store, I bought a variety of mini pumpkins. If you wait to buy pumpkins until the week before thanksgiving, they’re super cheap! I think each were $.99 except for the fancy stem ones.
The strips of felt are my “diffusers” that I nestled in throughout the arrangement. I cut 1 of those strips into 7 smaller squares and that’s what I used in the arrangement. The other 3 were just leftover.
So to create my masterpiece, I first opened and laid out my greenery so I could see all I had to work with. Baby Samuel is wondering what in the world is going on. He just wants more food. As usual.
I chose 3 oils that I think smell like the holidays but do not interfere with food. There are so many wonderful smelling oils but I’m not sure all of them belong on a table. The 3 I chose were clove bud, wild orange, and black pepper. Clove and orange is a classic fall smell but I love to add a little spicy aroma with the black pepper. So nice. I used 4 drops of orange, 2 drops of clove, and 1 drop of black pepper on each felt pad but you do what works for you! That’s the beauty!
After that, I just started laying my greenery in my bowl. I tried to spread each type of greenery around pretty equally but there’s really no right or wrong way. Just layer and layer and then put your pumpkins in and fill in where needed. In my mixed greenery bunch were a few stems of eucalyptus leaves (I don’t think that’s really what they are but that’s what I have always called them) which came in handy because I cut off 3-4 inch snips and poked them in all over to fill in holes. Super easy. After I was happy with the arrangement, I poked my oil pads in among the greenery. I chose the dark green felt so it would blend in. You can’t see them at all in the finished piece!
And here she is on the table. I even got fancy and did a thanksgiving dress rehearsal.
I’m super happy! I think (HOPE!) that the greenery will dry well on the table. If it doesn’t, I’ll have to freshen it up next week but most of it should be fine.
Which oils remind you of thanksgiving? I might change my oils each day but I do love the clove/orange/black pepper combo. I also love rosemary, white fir, lemon, thyme, doTERRA’s Holiday Joy and On Guard blends – just to name a few! So many options! What are your favorite holiday picks?
I’d love to see your arrangements if you decide to make one! Post in the comments!