I made some quick fall decorations for a recent party that I'm going to use for Thanksgiving, too. They're simple and inexpensive using popcorn, nuts, and miniature pumpkins & corn from the grocery store. It's so easy to assemble these, that they could be a kid-friendly project, too.
How to Make Easy Popcorn Votives
Assemble these supplies:
This is so easy it really doesn't require much explanation. Partially fill the glass with popcorn kernels (I'm using a mini trifle bowl in the photo below). Press the votive down into the center of the kernels; the popcorn rises up around the sides of the candle as you push it down. If necessary, add more kernels to surround the candle.
You can use the same technique with any glass, jar or bowl of your choosing. If you prefer a larger candle arrangement, you could fill a large glass bowl with popcorn kernels and insert several votives.
For an easy arrangement, combine the popcorn votives with some miniature pumpkins & Indian corn, and scatter some leaves and nuts.
I put a popcorn votive arrangement in the center of small tables at our party. They don't take up much space on the table, and I prefer not to have centerpieces too tall so that people can see each other across the table.
For our larger Thanksgiving table, I've combined the popcorn votives with a centerpiece of pumpkins and nuts. It's similar to an arrangement you can see in my previous post with Easy Fall Decor ideas. I got the twig runner at Target, but any kind of runner or placements will work. King-Man, by the way, doesn't understand why in the world I would pay for twigs when I could gather them from our yard. He's funny that way.
How to Make Easy Pumpkin & Nut Centerpieces
Assemble these supplies:
Put 2 or 3 pumpkins in the bowl at staggered angles, add some nuts, add more pumpkins, more nuts, etc. So easy!
I put the pumpkin/nut bowl in the center of the table and popcorn votives evenly spaced down the runner with pumpkins and Indian corn in between each one.
Assemble as many votives as you need to extend the length of the size of your table.
Don't throw away the popcorn! When you're ready to disassemble the candles, rinse off the popcorn kernels in a colander, spread them out on a dish towel to dry thoroughly, and store them in an airtight container. They are still poppable...so you can eat these decorations, too!
For more easy fall decorating ideas, check out this post:
Easy, festive, and inexpensive. My table is set; all I need now is the turkey and fixin's!
Make it a Yummy day!