Tired of using flowers for dinner party table decor? Capture the essence of the fall season and All Hallows Eve with this creatively simple alternative.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- low, metal trays
- dried black beans
- mini pumpkins, preferably in different colors
The trays I used are actually repurposed, rectangular tart pans from Williams-Sonoma which were the perfect dimension for my rectangular table. Galvanized metal trays would also work well for a more rustic look. Simply spread the dried beans into the bottom of the tray and place the pumpkins on top. Using two different colors of pumpkins gives nice contrast and brings in more colors of the season. If you want, you can glitter the pumpkins for a magical effect.
I found the dried black beans at Big Lots for a whopping $1.00 per bag. The small pumpkins are sold at grocery stores.
Cost: less than $4 per tray (after using tart pans I already had in my cupboard)