Leaf Bouquet Centerpiece

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This charming bag of leaves makes a wonderful centerpiece for any autumn get-together.  Your Kids can make these centerpieces.  They will have so much fun, they can make them for all the neighbors too.

Leaf Bouquet Centerpiece Materials:

  • 1 brown paper lunch bag
  • 1 cup rice
  • Re-sealable zipper sandwich bag
  • Fresh and silk leaves
  • Twigs
  • 3-4 green chenille stems, cut into fourths OR tape
  • 2 feet twine
  • Paint: yellow, brown, green
  • Scissors

Leaf Bouquet Centerpiece Directions:

  1. Paint bag with wide green stripes. Let dry before painting other colors. When dry, add thin lines of yellow and brown.
  2. Place a leaf at the top of a twig and secure with a section of chenille stem. Repeat with several twigs and leaves, both fresh and silk. You can also use tape instead of chenille.
  3. Trim three inches off the top of the bag. Place rice inside sandwich bag, place bag of rice into the brown paper bag.
  4. Place twigs into the bag. If twigs are too tall (leaves should touch the top of the bag), snap bottoms of twigs to shorten.
  5. Wrap twine around the bag twice. Tighten the twine and adjust leaves and twigs as you tighten. Tie twine in a bow and trim the ends.

 

Tips:

  1. Using fresh leaves is a temporary thing. The leaves will wilt and curl up, but they make a nice addition to the table. Try using dried fallen leaves for a more permanent arrangement.
  2. For an even simpler project, paint stripes with only one color.
  3. Instead of twine, use ribbon or yarn.

By Amanda Formano

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