I’m the LEAST DIY kind of person so you know if I’m doing a DIY it better be two things. Easy and inexpensive. That’s exactly what this gorgeous tablescape is. A gorgeous fall and holiday table for all your entertaining needs this season. Just a few things you’ll need to recreate this stunning buffet and tablescape.
The great part about this tablescape is that it will last. The flowers won’t, but the pumpkins and eucalyptus can last for a few weeks if you take care of them. Here’s what you need to create this for the upcoming holidays.
DIY Pumpkin And Fall Harvest Holiday Table
What You Need
- Mini pumpkins (doesn’t matter which color, just get the cheap ones. I used about a dozen)
- Copper spray paint
- Priming spray paint
- 2-3 colors of acrylic paint of your choosing. I went with navy, hunter green (I mixed the two to make a deeper more blue-green) and copper
- Paint brush
For the pumpkins, spray paint them with a primer. I used a little painters tape to keep the stems from getting painted. Once dry, paint with a mix of your colors. Definitely needs two coats usually.
For the eucalyptus, we spray painted several bunches with copper spray paint. No need to be perfect here either. The imperfectness gives it a great look and keeps it looking a bit more real and less like fake flowers.
For The Table
Oncey our DIY pumpkins and eucalyptus are dry, you can then build your tablescape. Jaime brought over two gorgeous floral arrangements that had a mix of fall florals in moody tones to compliment the navy and blues. Using one of these in the center, we then placed a mix of pumpkins and seasonal fruit like artichoke, stone fruit and figs around the arrangement. Let them sort of organically fall and lean on one another.
To create your place setting, we stuck with an all gold theme in different tones. These placemats are beautiful and add texture. They’re a nice update to a standard gold charger. A navy tablecloth and navy napkins tied it all together with the navy pumpkins. Gold flatware and napkin rings were the perfect metallic details.
get the look
For The Buffet
To create the buffet with the pumpkins, always start by placing your food first! I recommend following these tips for creating your buffet no matter what the occasion is. Then we placed the pumpkins across the buffet like a big piece of garland. No need to create a perfect line. Just build them up and lay them on their side and keep things feeling more organic and less lined up.
On each side of the buffet, Jaime placed a mix of florals, eucalyptus, candlesticks and layered in pumpkins and more seasonal fruits. Layer in more eucalyptus to fill in any gaps and add more texture along the buffet.
The menu for this gathering included the following dishes.
I hope you recreate this super simple and fun DIY for the holidays. It’s such an easy way to spruce up a table and buffet for guests. For more holiday ideas, check out my Holiday Destination!
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