Savoring the season with a fall centerpiece

Decorating for fall and Thanksgiving

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The rich colors of autumn are quickly falling from the trees. However, you can bring some of that color indoors to enjoy a while longer.

Koehler and Dramm's Institute of Floristry associate instructor Lynn Tischler joined the KARE 11 News at 4 to show how to create a festive Halloween themed arrangement that easily transitions to an everyday fall centerpiece. And with minor alterations becomes an exquisite Thanksgiving arrangement.

This design uses dried, silk and fresh seasonal elements that can be purchased from your local florist, craft store, or nursery.

For more information about this design and class schedules, contact Koehler & Dramm’s Institute of Floristry at http://www.institutefloristry.com/

What you will need to create a trans-seasonal centerpiece:

·         a clear vase at least 9” tall and 3” in diameter

·         saucer/plastic bowl

·         water tubes

·         beads or pebbles

·         battery operated light

·         dried or permanent botanical elements (wheat, leaves, cattails, moss, grapevine, acorns)

·         fresh elements (mixed greens, mums, berries, grasses, small gourdes)

·         Halloween and Thanksgiving elements (plastic spiders, cobwebs, ribbon)

·         Tools: clippers, glue gun, scissors, wire, raffia, and/or ribbon


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