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Classic Fall Centerpiece

Group together simple items for a charming fall tableau at the dinner table.



  • Mason jars and smaller jam jars
  • Enamel paint
  • Seasonal garden flowers, such as dahlias and zinnias
  • Clear rubber band or twine
  • Wild grasses and herbs
  • Votive candles


  1. Step 1

    Dip the bottom of each Mason jar in enamel paint; let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Make flower bouquets by tying several flowers together with a clear rubber band or piece of twine. Place bouquets into jars and arrange with grasses and herbs.

  3. Step 3

    Fill jam jars with votive candles; light candles.

  4. Step 4

    Group jars in a series or in clusters at center of table.

The Martha Stewart Show, September 2010