Decorate a fall dough bowl for free using foraged items. Enjoy the outdoors and gather natural elements to use in your home decor.
Hello! Michelle back from Our Crafty Mom sharing simple tips for decorating a fall dough bowl with foraged items. Inspiration comes from all kinds of places. Living in New England, I’m always inspired by the beautiful outdoors, especially during the fall season.
How to Make Decorate a Fall Dough Bowl with Foraged Items
The great thing about this project is you can use whatever natural elements you’ve gathered. There is no right or wrong way to decorate. Just have fun with it and enjoy nature. This is basically a free project!
What you need:
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Craft/DIY Tools Needed:
These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
Fall Dough Bowl Decorating:
What to Look For in Foraging
When you are looking for items to use in your fall dough bowl, try to look for a mixture of colorful leaves, berries, twigs, and more.
There really is no right or wrong way to decorate your dough bowl. When gathering fall leaves, it’s best to cut them when they are at their peak color. In New Hampshire, that is usually in the first or second week of October depending on the area.
Use Pine Cones as a Filler
Start with a clean slate when decorating your dough bowl. You can use pine cones as the first layer to give a little lift to the centerpiece items.
Whenever I decorate a centerpiece, I separate it out into three sections. Start layering items on each end of the dough bowl. I’m a big fan of symmetry, so I use the same elements for both sides.
Then it’s just a matter of layering the foraged items into the dough bowl. Once the sides are full, add items into the center of the bowl.
Look at these super cool stems my daughter found. If you know what it’s called, leave a comment and let me know. I bet it’s really pretty in full bloom.
Add small pumpkins to the centerpiece for additional texture and dimension.
That’s all there is to it! This would make a nice centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. It would be best to make it up the week of so it is fresh.
PIN FOR LATER:
Where Can You Find Dough Bowls?
Antique dough bowls can typically be found at vintage markets, antique stores, or sometimes online. You can find reproductions at most home stores and on Etsy.
Of course, the reproductions will be less costly. A vintage dough bowl can cost a pretty penny. But they can be used all year long, not just seasonally.
Fall Dough Bowl with Foraged Items
- Garden Shears
- Dough Bowl
- Foraged Items
- Gather leaves, berries, pine cones, flowers from your yard or the woods.
- Place pine cones on the bottom of the dough bowl.
- Layer your leaves, stems and whatever other items you've gathered on each end of the dough bowl.
- Fill in the center of the dough bowl with additional leaves and clippings.
- Add small pumpkins to the centerpiece for additional texture and dimension.
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