DIY Burlap Candle and Glittered Pumpkin Centerpiece


thanksgiving diy centerpiece burlap mod podge

Here is a simple idea for making a Thanksgiving centerpiece that will last for years. The pumpkin was coated with gold extreme glitter to add some sparkle and the glass cylinder was covered with burlap.  We used some fall floral pics for some embellishment!

What we used:
Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Gold, 5 oz.
Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Woven fiber placemat (round)
Large craft bowl
Tin foil
Medium craft bowl
Burlap fabric
Glass candleholder cylinder
Fall fabric motif
Foam pumpkin
Craft knife
Fall floral picks
Fall leaf trim
Fall silk flowers
Fall felt leaf ribbon
Hot glue

1. Trim the burlap so it will fit around the glass candleholder cylinder. Make sure you leave a little extra for overlapping. Coat the outside of the cylinder fabric Mod Podge. Use a thick coat. Position the burlap on the cylinder. Smooth with your fingers. Use fabric Mod Podge to attach the fall fabric motif to the top-center of design. Allow to dry. Once dry, trim around the edge to get a smooth edge if needed.

2. Using a craft knife, cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin. Continue carving until the space is large enough to hold the burlap wrapped cylinder.

3. Using a foam paintbrush, apply 2 coats of Gold Extreme Glitter to the outside of the pumpkin. Allow to dry.

4. Place the candleholder cylinder in the carved hole. Using hot glue, attach silk flowers and fall trim to the base of the candleholder.

Make it: New Year’s Eve Centerpiece

New Year’s Eve – Candle Plate and Candle

new year's eve centerpiece

Make a New Year’s Eve Centerpiece with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge…oh and since I am a girly-girly we tossed in some feather boa trim.  psssst. Don’t tell Steve.

Matte Mod Podge
Glass plate
Chunky candle
Foam paintbrush
Scrapbook papers – 3 different styles
Decorative feathers, trims & Silk flowers
Hot glue
Sticky back “new year” rhinestones


1. Trace around the plate onto a piece of scrapbook paper. (leave a little extra for overhang – this will be trimmed later). Cut out the design. Apply mod podge to the back of the plate and to both side of the cut paper. Place the paper design side down on the back of the plate. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Allow to dry.

2. Cut a second piece of scrapbook paper to fit the top-inside of the plate. Apply Mod Podge to the back and front of the paper. Position the paper in the center of the plate, press out any air bubbles with you fingers and smooth your brush strokes. Allow to dry and hot glue decorative trim around the edge of the paper.

3. Hot glue decorative trim around the outer edge of the plate. Add a flower to one corner and apply the “new year” stickers across the top of the plate.

4. Trim the last piece of scrapbook paper to fit around the candle. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper. Wrap the paper around the candle, hold into position. Apply more Mod Podge to topcoat over the design.