DIY Under 5 – Fun Fall Centerpiece!

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My daughter and I love exploring the outdoors and we have been slightly obsessed with collecting pine cones and sticks so I decided to build off of my DIY tissue paper plate turkeys last week and put together another fun fall project which I spotted in the recent Whole Foods booklet.

This is such a fun one to do with the kids as you can  get out and explore nature and collect the items together.  These centerpieces are simple and they require just a few supplies: 

– Glue
– Tissue Paper (in varied colors)
– Scissors
– Pine Cones
– Sticks
– Glass Jar 

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I just love pine cones and collecting them this time of the year!  I cannot wait to make some other fun projects with them this season.

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After collecting your supplies cut your tissue paper into squares about the size of 2″ x 2″. 

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No need to be perfect on these, I varied mine a bit as you’ll see in the next photo.

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 Add your pine cones into the jar… these look great and will also help the sticks stay in place.

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The next step is to place a dab of glue onto the center of each tissue square.  Here’s my helper checking out her glue.  She loves to craft with glue {and let me tell you how much fun I have cleaning up..>!}

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 She did a wonderful job.  Focused and hard at work.

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Now grab your tissue squares with the glue and fold around the branches to mimic leaves.  Mix up the colors and have fun!

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Continue doing this for all the branches that you choose to make.

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 We decorated four branches, placed them into the jar with the pine cones… and tada!  One simple, fun, festive holiday centerpiece. 

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 I intend to add a few more items to surround the centerpiece… I just haven’t gotten there quite yet.

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What do you think?  A fun project to do with the kids for well under $5. 

Love, Kate

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