Centerpieces from the Backyard

Dig around a little and you'll find most of the materials you'll need to create these natural centerpieces.

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Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Branching Out

For years, we watched carpenter and designer Carter Oosterhouse transform ordinary planks into jaw-dropping furniture and accessories on Trading Spaces. So we had a hunch that when we asked the star of HGTV's new show Carter Can to top our springtime table, he'd turn to his favorite medium: wood. Carter's idea: Gather leftover firewood or branches from the yard and trim them into similar sizes. Tie a few together in bundles and place them in glass cups and vases. Place some spring leaves underneath.

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