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Autumn Branch Centerpiece

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008


Make a beautiful autumn centerpiece by "planting" a tree on your table!


  • 18-inch plywood square

  • 1 to 3 branches

  • L-brackets and hardware

  • Cable ties

  • Burlap

  • EZ-Glide surface protectors

  • Leaves, gourds, and artificial birds

  • Pencil


  1. Place a branch on the plywood square and mark a line around the branch on the plywood with a pencil.

  2. Screw an L-bracket on either side of where you have outlined the branch. Drill through the bracket holes into the branch base; screw or bolt branch to brackets.

  3. Add up to two more branches, if desired, securing to original branch by wrapping a cable tie around the base of the branches. 

  4. Hide screws, brackets and cable ties by wrapping a length of burlap around the base. Dress with leaves, gourds, and artificial birds.

  5. Add EZ-Glides to underside of base to protect furniture.

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