It’s Thanksgiving time. In addition to having that lovely home-cooked dinner, make a gorgeous centerpiece to complement it! And, if you aren’t the cook this year, this cornucopia of plenty will make the perfect house gift for your hosts. Best of all, you can put this centerpiece together for a fraction of the cost at a commercial florist and reuse some of the components next year.
This cornucopia make and take workshop was created for TheDCH by Brenda Tunis as part of its floral arrangement series. If you missed the workshop, follow the materials list and directions below as a guide. Remember that you can make flower substitutions based on availability. Just keep those warm fall colors in mind as you make your selections.
After gathering the listed materials, get ready for the fun part, the arranging!
- Start by placing the wet oasis in a plastic dish. Use oasis tape if necessary for a snug fit.
- Next, cover the oasis base using lemon leaves, fall leaves and seeded eucalyptus.
- Add accent pieces next (protea & lotus pods) as these are your focal points.
- Now tuck in the remaining flowers (chrysanthemums, hypericum berries, yarrow, solidago).
- Cattails and dried wheat are optional but fun.
- Embellish with some small gourds and fruit,such as apples and grapes, when you place it on the table.
- Keep watered and your arrangement should last a week or more!
Take a peek below and see our cornucopias in progress. Even with the same exact materials, each one is as unique as its arranger!