Easy Fall Centerpiece with Indian Corn

I was really surprised with how simple and gorgeous this project is.  I just had to share it with y’all.  It really is, SO EASY.

First, grab some pretty Indian Corn from your local farmers market or grocery store.  Pick up some sisal twine and a pillar candle while you’re out.

This was my first time creating an Indian Corn Centerpiece.  When I brought home my Indian corn I noticed that much of the dried husks were pretty gross looking.  I did a quick Google search to see what other centerpieces looked like.  I was thinking, maybe I should have been a bit more picky of the ears I choose.  I figured out from all the other pictures that I would be removing most of the husk and cutting the ends.  So, that took care of my initial panic of  “oh my gosh!! Is that MOLD!?”

Gently peel back the husks.

Cut the ends of the husks off.
Lay out your ears of corn on top of the sisal  twine.  Make sure you lay your corn out to show the “prettiest” sides facing out (against the surface you are using).
Lay your pillar candle in the middle…
Slowly and carefully pull the twine while lifting the centerpiece.
Pull the twine tightly and tie….
Next, I wrapped the sisal twine around the centerpiece several times.  After it’s tied you can then begin to straight the Indian corn.
Did you notice that my candle was too short.  I didn’t measure the corn to the size of the pillar.  Make sure you do that, or just hope you have a shorter pillar that you can sit on top of the other candle.
See!  You can’t even tell it’s two candles on top of each other!
And there she is!!  Easy and so pretty, yes?  Here are a few shots of my new Indian Corn Centerpiece with some other Fall decor.
And there is my precious girl.  She helped me set up the table display.  She’s so great. :)
What do you think?  Pretty simple, eh?  Isn’t it so pretty and so perfectly fit for Fall.  Have you every decorated with Indian corn?
Now, here is where I would love some tips and your advice.  I’ve never done a “tablescape” before.  I have a WONDERFUL new Martha Stewart Glass Paint Stencil Kit, and I’m thinking of painting my white dinnerware in some pretty fall colors.  Then what??
I love these gorgeous colors in the table runner, but is the table runner too wide?  Do I keep it straight? Bunch it up? Add place mats?  Add another tablecloth underneath?  HELP!  I really some advice on creating a tablescape.
How would you set up this table?

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13 thoughts on “Easy Fall Centerpiece with Indian Corn”

  1. Hi Ami
    I like your centerpiece. Very nice.

    I do a lot of tablescapes. If you like you can pop over to see several of my Fall ‘scapes, from the past, in my current post.

    I have white dinnerware. Mikasa French Countryside and a few more “patterns”. I find plain white, with the addition of color in the accent and serving pieces, works wonderfully well, when setting a table.

    Rather than stencil your white dinnerware, I would suggest buying inexpensive clear glass salad plates and stencil those or you can decoupage the underside of these plates. Use those over/with the white dinnerware. The runner you have is great. I would suggest using napkins in one of the colors from the runner. You can tie raffia or twine around the napkins or use a napkin ring to add more color. I don’t believe you need any other table covering or placemat with the runner.

    What sort of glassware do you plan to use?

    Just a few suggestions from a dish addicted blogger.:-)

  2. LOVE this! It’s simple yet elegant and works perfect for fall! Great idea!
    *I’m having a little personalized giveaway going on now! Hope you can check it out!

  3. Its so very pretty! Love it.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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