Here in #mytinybungalow things have been getting more and more festive and I’m just so. freaking. excited. about it. I want to share it all with you! Remember when I used to do monthly flower arranging tutorials?? Despite always being my most favorite projects, they somehow fell off of my radar… until now! I’m bringing ’em back and today I’m sharing how I used dried flowers, mini twinkly lights, and white pumpkins for a super simple, eye catching centerpiece for fall or Thanksgiving.
Since my dining room makeover was finished, I’ve been entertaining more and more — and absolutely LOVING it. Also, this year for the holidays I’ve decided to stay put in Seattle and not travel because I want to celebrate the holidays in my first home that I’ve owned and make my own traditions. With that in mind, I’m daydreaming about my Thanksgiving tablescape!
The material list is pretty straight forward. You will need:
- a variety of dried flowers
- floral sheers
- unbleached, natural cotton twine
- a footed bowl, similar
- mini white pumpkins
- firefly string lights
To start, I headed to my local flower market to pick up dried flowers, but you can also find some amazing options on eBay. I used dried Chinese Lanterns, dried Mums, pussy willows, and dried echinops to make 2 mini bouquets. I layered them together starting with the longer pussy willow branches in the back, then adding on the ecihnops, then mums.
I layered in the Chinese Lanterns for a gorgeous, fall-inspired pop of vivid orange. I love the 3-dimensional texture they add to the overall mix, too.
Is there anything that a piece of unbleached twine doesn’t make look good?? Seriously… I bundled each bouquet together with a thick wrapping of twine for to add a little bit more texture. Finish with a simple knot and ta da!
From there, I rolled out a vintage indigo Hmong runner (similar pieces can be found on Etsy) on my dining table and added a copper footed bowl to the center that I recently found at the Goodwill. The shiny metallic is an absolute must-have.
I’m so obsessed with firefly string lights these days — you can add them to everything. I placed the battery pack in the bowl and then used pumpkins to cover it, giving my centerpiece an instant twinkle. Then I tucked the bouquets under the footed bowl and sprinkled a few more mini white pumpkins around them.
I love how this centerpiece is unexpected and textural… and that it’s low enough so everyone can see each other across the table!
I’ll be sharing even more inspiration for entertaining in the coming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned. I can’t wait to share how I entertain in my tiny house this year with you guys!
Photography by Meghan Klein. Styling by Jojotastic.
Get more flower arrangement tutorials here — and don’t miss last year’s Elegant White Pumpkin Flower Arrangement, too!
Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this arrangement tutorial! And if you make one, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.