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How To Make A Thanksgiving Showpiece {VIDEO}

In this video for eHow, I discuss how to make a Thanksgiving showpiece. This harvest display can be placed on your dining room table, your hallway, your entrance table, and will bring life and color throughout the entire season.

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SUPPLIES NEEDED:
Items you can bring in from your local farmer’s market or supermarket.
  • Artichokes
  • Indian Corn
  • White Mini Pumpkins
  • Gourds
  • Mixed leaves
  • Mixed Gourds in Various Colors
  • Acorns
  • Dried Tree Fruit.

Starting with the Indian corn, layer in using their husks to create a nice base and foundation for the basket. Next layer the leaves,  I like to mix and match them with the red as well as the yellow so that it looks very natural. Preserved leaves work well, but if you have a great oak tree outside your house, go ahead and grab them from your yard.

Once your base is set, you can start with some of the larger items. Artichokes are first,  Mix them in nicely, separate them a little bit, and then with the larger gourds, just starting to stack those in the base. Next mix in the orange and the white mini pumpkins.

Keep in mind, people may be able to see it from every angle, so create it to be seen from every angle.

Start placing some of the wheat and sticking those in.  You will want about three or four inch lengths to tuck in.

Add acorns to continue to fill the gaps.

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One Response to How To Make A Thanksgiving Showpiece {VIDEO}

  1. Marti November 22, 2014 at 8:21 AM #

    Placing the corn both husks up and down was a great tip, the husks make a nice soft base, love it!

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