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10 Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself


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Pieced Fruit
Cut fruit not only provides color, but your table will smell sweet and fresh, too.
Cut fruit not only provides color, but your table will smell sweet and fresh, too.
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Inspired by the colors and aromas of nature, cut fruit makes a very appealing centerpiece when it's done right. Just be sure to use a variety of fruits that will stay firm for the duration -- melon, pineapple, peaches, apricots and grapes would all be good choices. You'll also need wooden skewers of varying lengths and a stable base. If the idea of cut fruit displayed on skewers is too casual for you, try slicing lemons, limes or oranges into ice water and adding the mixture to a crystal vase or apothecary jar. Cut fruits are a natural for a summer celebration. They smell wonderful, look great, and you can eat them if things are running late in the kitchen.


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