September 27, 2019
I absolutely love my antique dough bowl! The rustic wood and natural patina provide the perfect vessel to decorate and create beautiful centerpieces. Now that fall is upon us, I thought I would share a fun way to style an antique dough bowl. If you don’t have a vintage dough bowl you can use any vessel that can hold some faux stems and pumpkins such has a wood serving tray or crate.
This was so simple to make and I was inspired by all the faux stems and pumpkins I discovered on my shopping trip. I kept the colors light and airy with touches of whimsey from berries and sticks.
List of Supplies
- Antique Dough Bowl
- Green Styrofoam (Michaels)
- Large Bag of Moss (Michaels)
- Pumpkins in a variety of sizes and color HomeGoods and TJMaxx)
- Faux Greenery (Wired for bending) (TJMaxx)
- Faux Hydrangeas (TJMaxx)
- Faux Sunflowers (Michaels)
- Acorn Ornaments (Michaels)
- Whimsical sticks and faux juniper berries (Michaels)
- Pine Cones (Free from our yard)
- Cutting Shears
I used natural moss not only because it looks great but it’s an affordable filler. When you open the package be sure to fluff and pull apart the tightly compacted moss. The dry foam is necessary to create height for your faux pumpkins but also a source to securely hold your stems in place. Make sure you place the dry foam down the middle and sides so that there is no empty sinking spaces.
Cover the dry foam with moss which I purchased both from Michaels. Make sure you fluff and pull apart to completely camouflage the dry foam below. Clip stems to desired length and strategically place your wire greenery on either end and center and push into the dry foam securing in place. I love the realistic appearance of this faux greenery which can be purchased at TJMaxx for $7.99 a bunch.
Collect a variety of small and medium sized pine cones and pumpkins as fillers for your centerpiece. My daughter enjoyed this mission of locating the most perfectly shaped pines cones she could find in our yard. The natural wood element provides a beautiful rustic touch.
Start with the 3 medium sized pumpkins and gourds in the middle. Always begin with the larger pieces and work from there filling in the empty spaces making sure you balance your florals and fillers. I purchased the gold “gather” pumpkin at Michaels and the other two from TJMaxx. After this, bend and shape your wired greenery to look more natural and whimsical.
I love the the color of these sunflower from Michaels! I bought 2 to balance either side of my bowl with a pop of color. At the time all fall florals were 40% off, making these stems a great deal. Since they have a wire, I bent into a 90 degree angle and clipped a little off the bottom to place firmly in my dry foam. Hydrangeas are another great fall flower when you choose an off white or blue green shade. Since they are large they make a great filler when styling your bowl. I was lucky to find the perfect shade of creme at TJMaxx. TjMaxx and HomeGoods sell amazing realistic faux pumpkins and greenery for great prices. It’s my go to place for holiday greenery.
I love these mini acorns I found at Michaels! They are made with natural dried leaves and bark tops forming a cute little acorn ornament. These were also 40% off at the time so I purchased 4 to add a natural element to the arrangement.
Look for twigs and neutral colored berries to add whimsey to your arrangement. I found these juniper berries on major clearance at Michaels for $.70. Place where needed and make sure you balance it throughout the arrangement.
Collect pines cone for a natural rustic touch.
When completed it looks amazing! You can have a little color like this one or keep it minimalistic and use one or two colors. Be creative and enjoy!
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