A classic wooden dough bowl is just begging to be filled and put on display. If you struggle with centerpieces, using a stunning dough bowl will make things easy. Simply fill it with seasonal pumpkins, squash, pinecones, berries, branches, fruit and flowers.
Take your Thanksgiving tablescape to the next level by flanking a dough bowl with pillar candles on plates, pedestals or candle stands. Wrap candles in a bit of twine or ribbon to add texture. Create a loose candle ring with elements from the dough bowl to tie the two decorative elements together.
If you don't have an antique wooden dough bowl at your disposal, many reproductions can be found at chain home decor stores. This idea would also work with a metal or wood trough, a crate or even a shallow basket. Just find something with the right shape and scale for your table.
For an extra touch, add linens and flatware that tie into the colors and textures of the dough bowl centerpiece. Inexpensive green napkins pop against the warm wood table and serve to highlight the bright green used in the flowers and apples.
Think of the colors used in the dough bowl as a "jumping off" place for the color scheme of the rest of the room. There's no need to do a full makeover, but add other elements that reinforce that color scheme, then temporarily remove items that detract from it. The overall look created will be worth the extra effort
Flank a Thanksgiving dough bowl with pillar candles on plates, pedestals or candle stands. Wrap candles in twine or ribbon, and create a loose candle ring with elements from the dough bowl to tie the two decorative elements together.
Fresh cut sunflowers, wood paneling and a primitive dough bowl add country charm to this neutral sitting area. Upholstered ottomans with an hourglass shape offer stylish seating in front of a simple fireplace.
Place five Peeps of the same color, one tablespoon coconut oil and one cup flour in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, and mix the melted ingredients together with a spoon. Knead until it's firm.
Don't limit your decorating to the dining table. Create small, casual bouquets to display on a buffet or hutch. Repeating the natural elements from the dough bowl will add a greater impact to the entire space. Fill the bouquets with simple flowers, dried bittersweet branches, wheat sprigs and even fruit or mini pumpkins on skewers.