I told you about all the festive pumpkins and gourds I got at the pumpkin patch and I decided to use them for a fall centerpiece. The gourds I bought (4 total) along with 4 mini ears of Indian Corn and one orange, one white and one tri-color pumpkin I placed in a large glass bowl I had. I think it is pretty and festive. I want to get two smaller bowls and put acorns and leaves into those. Maybe by Thanksgiving I will.
I also made some candle holders from the mini pumpkins I bought.
They are pretty simple to make. I placed a tea candle on the top of the pumpkin and traced around the edges. I then used a small kitchen knife to cut out the hole and a small spoon to dig out the seeds. I stuffed the hole with some newspaper (otherwise the candle would fall down too much in the hole and I wanted it as level with the top as possible) and placed the candle on top.
Move over Martha Stewart!