Harvest Centerpiece Project
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This simple centerpiece can be arranged in minutes on a platter or tray, and will last several days. Just prior to your dinner, finish the arrangement by garnishing with kale leaves.
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- Platter or Tray
- Small potted mum or ivy
- 3 Small pumpkins or gourds
- Greenery (Fresh or preserved greens, leaves, kale, parsley, or moss)
Place a flowering mum in one corner of the platter. Then nestle two small pumpkins and a gourd next to the plant.
Tip: Remember to water the mum, and take care to keep water off of pumpkins and furniture.
Tip: This arrangement can also be made on a wooden board or on a piece of plastic directly on the table.
Add several mini-pumpkins around the platter.
Tip: Save your Halloween mini-pumpkins to decorate all through November.
Place apples under and around the pumpkins.
Tip: Small apples will give you more flexibility in the arrangement. Use all red, or all green, or a variety.
Finish with a Greenery
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Use greenery between the items on the platter to create the illusion that this variety of items "belong" together. Use fresh or preserved greens, leaves, kale, parsley, or moss. Add fresh items just prior to your event to avoid wilting.
Tip: Sheet or Spanish (gray) moss can be substituted for the greens if desired.
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