Time for another Dose of Diy and today I’m going to show you how to create a fall centerpiece and just how easy it is to do! You don’t have to buy a bunch of new stuff, you don’t have to buy an expensive flower arrangement (although those are lots of fun too 🙂 ) and you don’t need to stress over it. I seriously created a few different centerpieces in just a few minutes. It took longer to photograph them all than it did to create them!
Start with a fun table.
My table and benches was a find in my Grandma’s garage.
To the center of the table add a bit of wool fabric, or a blanket, or a piece of lace, or whatever strikes you.
This piece of wool fabric has been in my stash for awhile and I haven’t been able to cut it all up. I’m glad I saved it for this 🙂
If you want, add some layers for height and texture.
Add some fun elements. I had this scale sitting in my living room and grabbed it on a whim when I was setting up for this shoot. The little vintage broom I’ve had for a few years and it seems like a fall decor thing so I grabbed it too. I use the antlers in my decor year round but somehow they take center stage more in the fall.
So I added some colorful leaves.
A little tip for setting up a table in the outdoors – where it can be breezy. If the wind is blowing your leaves away before you can even finish the centerpiece display, grab some tape and tape the leaves down! I used some washi tape (my kids take all the scotch tape so I never have any) and rolled it together to form a double-sided tape. If you actually had double sided tape on hand that would be the berries for this. (My double-sided tape goes the way of the scotch tape – thus I never have any.)
Not all of my leaves are taped down. The ones in the crevices and crannies were coerced into staying put and just a few actually needed taped. The wind would die down enough I could get my photos so it was all good 😀
I like it. And that is what is important when creating a centerpiece – work with what you have and arrange till you like it. Often it doesn’t take much at all to pull a great centerpiece together. I think this is especially true in the fall – there are so many natural elements to pull from to add the bit of extra when you think it ‘just needs a little something’.
Even simpler, quicker, and easier just stack a couple pretty pumpkins and tuck some pretty leaves around them. You wouldn’t even have to have the stack of wood or anything under them.
Another option if you don’t have a wool blanket or fabric and you really want a runner of some kind you could create one with book pages taped together (and to the table if it’s windy 😀 ) or ever newspaper torn along the edges to give it a fun look. Anything goes if you love it and use it in a fun creative way!
Here I replaced the old scale with the orange pumpkin. I liked this look a lot too.
One single pumpkin would create a lovely centerpiece all by itself if you don’t have time to pull anything else together. None of these fall centerpieces took much time at all and I had fun doing it.
I put these together and photographed them while I was waiting on my cider and apples to arrive for my Fall Picnic photo shoot. I like to multitask like that.
A few years ago I created this fall display with items from nature and my rope knots and hung it on the wall! To see more of this wall it hung on and other ways I used natural elements go here.
Another year I added sticks to my hydrangea and created this arrangement in my dining room nook. I shared it again recently along with other tips for fall decor and you can see more of it here.
And now – check out my friends posts – I know they came up with some fun centerpieces too!