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Turn a tazza. Circular wooden shelves (trays) are supported by a tapered central shaft. Used for displaying or serving holiday treats. The five shelves range from 12" to 6" in diameter. The total height is 36".
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #49 Dec 1995 pg. 64

How to make a lighted centerpiece using styrofoam, penlights and flowers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1973 (v.51#10) pg. 93, 117

Photo shows how to make a portable centerpiece/plant holder by painting a wooden shoeshine box or tool tote. Est. cost: $4.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 50

Easy and economical "quick change" decorating ideas include making a centerpiece using everyday garden vegetables.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1976 (v.54#1) pg. 46

Tips on how to make attractive centerpieces by stacking candlesticks, glasses, dishes, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1976 (v.54#4) pg. 30

Photo shows how to coat brown paper bags with an acrylic finish and use them as straw flower containers. Est. cost: $5.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 85

Pine tree centerpiece is cut from pieces of pine, with doweling to support trees at different heights.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1976 (v.54#12) pg. 55

Create a centerpiece of specially colored crocheted baskets filled with dyed lace flowers mixed with baby's breath and carnations.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1979 (v.57#12) pg. 114, 115

Make a corn husk "pumpkin" centerpiece.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1985 (v.63#10) pg. 117, 152

Dried and true. Centerpieces made from dried flowers. (1) Twine-bound roses. (2) Bundle of sunflowers. (3) Pineapple shape of dried rosebuds crowned with bay leaves. (4) Sheaves of wheat. (5) Bunched lavender and salvia. (6) Orange and pomegranate wreath with bay leaves. (7) Miniature herb garden. (8) Pinecone and almond vase.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1992 (v.70#10) pg. 115

Fall gatherings. Topiary centerpiece features a grocery-shelf assortment of fruits and nuts attached to a 12" high plastic-foam cone that has been covered with sheet moss.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1994 (v.72#9) pg. 84

Fall gatherings. Centerpiece consists of earthenware pots (sponged and spattered with paint and trimmed with moss) which have been filled with tied bundles of grains.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1994 (v.72#9) pg. 88

Supermarket centerpieces. (1) Pyramid of artichokes, lemons and sprigs of eucalyptus. (2) Bowl filled with pears, apples, lemons, limes and juniper sprigs. (3) Cranberry relish. Compote of red and white roses and purple kale leaves sits on a mirror covered with a layer of cranberries. (4) Basket lined with Spanish moss is filled with fern fronds, purple kale, flowers and persimmons.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1998 (v.76#10) pg. 30

Wooden bird on a log is a holder for candy.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1964 (v.54#8) pg. 49

Fragrant fruit basket. A cinnamon stick basket filled with colorful artificial fruit and aromatic spices.
CRAFTS Feb 1995 (v.18#2) pg. 78

"Bursting with veggies" centerpiece in an oval tinware container features a collection of seed packets, silk greens and vegetables.
CRAFTS Apr 1996 (v.19#4) pg. 46

Garden harvest party ware. Table decorations, place-cards, napkins and napkin rings with vegetable motifs. (1) Centerpiece is a wooden crate filled with vegetable prints mounted on craft sticks. (2) Place cards are made by printing names on cork sheet decorated with checkerboard squares, vegetable prints and raffia bows. Cork cards are mounted on craft sticks and inserted in small clay pots. (3) Vegetable-print fabric napkins are appliqued with seed packet motifs. (4) Napkin rings are made from mini twig wreaths and decorated with raffia bows and vegetable prints.
CRAFTS Oct 1996 (v.19#10) pg. 22

Crafty pumpkinfest! An array of easy-to-paint home decorations for fall. (1) Watering can centerpiece is filled with dried flowers and pumpkin heads. (2) Grapevine wreath is decorated with pumpkin heads, dried flowers and a raffia bow. (3) Clay-pot topiary features a pumpkin head on a cinnamon stick and a mound of dried flowers. (4) Mini-pumpkin figure has a clay pot base.
CRAFTS Oct 1996 (v.19#10) pg. 70

Snowbuddies centerpiece. Three-dimensional decoration fuses cutouts from preprinted fabric to plastic mounting boards.
CRAFTS Dec 1996 (v.19#12) pg. 36

Vegetable-laden miniature straw bale centerpiece.
CRAFTS Apr 1997 (v.20#4) pg. 64

Steppin' Into Fall centerpiece. Bright maple leaf is the backdrop for an arrangement of artificial leaves, fruits and nuts nestled in a pair of child's canvas shoes.
CRAFTS Oct 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 42, 53

Holiday fireplace-log centerpiece. Stack of five small-diameter wood logs is embellished with sprigs of evergreen, dried fruits, lotus pods and bows.
CRAFTS Nov 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 50

Busy Bees centerpiece. Central hive (made by covering a large foam egg with twisted paper cord) and a flurry of bees (made from wooden beads) is nestled in a bed of eucalyptus, spanish moss, and dried and silk flowers.
CRAFTS Aug 1998 (v.21#8) pg. 28

Wire pumpkin autumn centerpiece. Wire frame is embellished with a multi-loop ribbon bow with streamers and artificial florals.
CRAFTS Oct 1998 (v.21#10) pg. 14

Gold stitched mat for a centerpiece and matching napkin rings.
CRAFTS Nov 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 94, 53

How to make cornucopias for all seasons.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #62 Apr 1978 (v.6#2) pg. 56

Victorian whimsey pyramid centerpiece.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #108 Dec 1985 (v.9#12) pg. 37

Quarterback crafts. Linens, napkin rings, table runner and "goalposts" for decorating a football-theme buffet table.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jan-Feb 1991 (v.22#1) pg. 60

How to make a table centerpiece by preserving a loaf of bread and making a bread dough basket to hold it.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1974 (v.4#9) pg. 42

How to make a skiing snowman centerpiece from styrofoam.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1975 (v.6#2) pg. 1

How to make a strawberry tree for an edible buffet table decoration. Marshmallow cream strawberries are made and attached to a styrofoam cone.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1977 (v.8#9) pg. 22

How to make Mary and her little lamb for a baby shower centerpiece.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 66, 60

How to make an edible old-fashioned berry basket from a shortbread dough. Basket can be filled with glazed strawberries and be used as a centerpiece that can be eaten.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1978 (v.9#5) pg. 62

Seashell table setting. (1) Shell flowers centerpiece. (2) Seashell napkin holders. (3) Shell candleholders.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 70

How to make a candy-coated house for a centerpiece.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1979 (v.10#10) pg. 38

Spatter-painted centerpiece. The project is composed of a table runner and a glass carafe both of which are decorated by spatter-painting.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1981 (v.12#2) pg. 57

Herb wreath centerpiece. Straw wreath base is decorated with sprigs of fresh herbs.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Dec 1993 (v.24#6) pg. 12

Spring centerpiece is made from fresh asparagus glued to a plastic container, tied with ribbon and filled with fresh flowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1983 (v.27#3) pg. 30

Two gumdrop centerpieces. (1) Fairy-Tale House in a forest of evergreen trees. (2) All-white Teddy Bear.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1985 (v.201#6) pg. 200, 352

Create a centerpiece from fresh fruit that can be eaten as well as adding a decorative touch.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 73

Basket landscapes. How to create a vignette from a basket, dried herbs, moss, bark, lichens and pieces of miniature statuary.
HERB COMPANION Aug-Sep 1992 (v.4#6) pg. 72

Harvest basket extravaganza. How to arrange baby vegetables, herbs and edible flowers into a harvest basket that can double as centerpiece and party food.
KITCHEN GARDEN #11 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 60

Tulip-trimmed Easter table features paper tulip place cards and a Mr. Rabbit centerpiece.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Mar-Apr 1981 (v.26#2) pg. 72, 122

Pine cone and candle centerpiece is made by attaching assorted sizes of cones to a board and spraying them silver.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep-Oct 1981 (v.26#5) pg. 111, 132

Decorative "turkey" centerpiece is make from corduroy cloth and features latch hooked "feathers".
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1983 (v.28#4) pg. 79, 112

Cookieland Express. Circus train is made from assorted cookies and crackers and trimmed with frosting and candies.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1986 (v.31#5) pg. 90

Centerpiece, 14" long, is made from dyed pinecones, dried hydrangea, eucayptus and artificial fruit.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1986 (v.31#6) pg. 64, 71

Springtime centerpiece is a nest made from grapevine lined with moss and statice and filled with dyed goose eggs that have been etched with delicate designs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1987 (v.32#2) pg. 51, 87, 89

Mount a fish bowl on turned base for a centerpiece, bonbon bowl, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #447 Aug 1965 (v.61) pg. 92

Calico turkey to sew for the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1981 (v.4#6) pg. 5

Wooden centerpiece with two movable brass arms is either a candle holder or a relish server.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1971 (v.199#6) pg. 83

How to make centerpiece arrangements from fresh vegetables such as broccoli or artichokes.
SUNSET Dec 1978 (v.161#6) pg. 206

Tabletop trees. Small-scale trees have a clay-pot base filled with plaster of Paris, a dowel "trunk" and a ball of florist's foam covered with long-lasting, small-leaved foliage like rosemary, holly, succulent rosettes, etc.
SUNSET Dec 1989 (v.183#6) pg. 68

Rustic centerpiece. Tripod made of branches supports a fruit basket.
SUNSET Apr 1996 (v.196#4) pg. 130

The abundant table. Centerpieces inspired by Della Robbia sculptures combine fruit and flowers.
SUNSET Dec 1996 (v.197#6) pg. 84

Strawberry dazzler. A dramatic, edible centerpiece. Plastic foam ball atop a terra-cotta flowerpot, is covered with leaves and then whole berries.
SUNSET Jun 1997 (v.198#6) pg. 76

Splendor on the grass. How to make a sod tablecloth, edged with ivy and featuring a centerpiece of flowers.
SUNSET Jun 1997 (v.198#6) pg. 112

Harvest tabletops. (1) Kale and pomegranate arrangement. (2) Harvest centerpiece of autumn foliage, fruits and berries.
SUNSET Nov 1997 (v.199#5) pg. 108

A pyramid shaped conversation piece is made from 10 plastic cue balls mounted on a wooden base. Est. cost: $25.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 7 1978 (v.41#13) pg. 84, 124

Harvest home decorations. Autumn decorations created from fall fruits, vegetables and flowers.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 107, 136

Six floral centerpieces for summer tables.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 5 1980 (v.43#13) pg. 30

A harvest basket. Three ways to make a charming centerpiece out of Indian corn.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 15 1983 (v.47#3) pg. 178

Centerpiece, wooden napkin rings covered with shells and stenciled plates showcase shells of different shapes and sizes.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 10 1984 (v.47#12) pg. 90, 134

Free-form wood sculpture of cattails and reeds. Strips of birch veneer and lengths of dowel form this decorative accessory.
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 80

Miniature flower cart serves to hold potted plants. Overall dimensions: 19" long, 12" wide, 10" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 41

Tops of two bottles are cut and embedded in a polystyrene base to hold votive candles. Pinecones and greens are inserted around the candle holders to make a centerpiece.
WORKBASKET Apr 1985 (v.50#6) pg. 28