This simple DIY fall centerpiece is the perfect solution for those of us who have little or no time for fall decorating but still want to add some seasonal decor to our homes.
Hi everyone, It’s Lori from Greco Design Company and these fall days are flying by and I’ve really had no time for fall decorating. But I did create this centerpiece and it was super easy. Plus it’s a piece I can leave out all season and even use it on my Thanksgiving table.
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I love the colors of fall but I don’t love having to change up the decor of our home every time the seasons change. So I incorporated items I had in our home already and embellished them with a few seasonal items.
My colors are a little unexpected but they go with my decor and still have a fall theme.
You’ll need the following items to make your own simple fall centerpiece:
- wood planter – I had one already but you can find similar ones here and here.
- faux flowers. I love hydrangeas and they seem to look the most realistic. I used 4 different colors: blue, peach, white and gray. And for my 24″ long planter, I used 18 hydrangea blooms.
- mini plastic pumpkins in coordinating colors. I got a bag of these at Target but you can check the Dollar Store too.
- wooden skewers
- styrofoam forms
- additional taller sticks or seasonal foliage. I love the cream colored wheat-like sprays and the blue-green berries add a little variety.
First, trim your flowers down so they fit inside the planter but at slightly varying heights.
Insert your foam forms and place your flowers securely in place. I started with all the blue flowers since I had the most of these.
Then I went back and added in the additional colors, spacing them out evenly.
When the flowers have filled the planter, you can add the taller pieces and berry sprigs.
Then it’s time for the mini pumpkins. I found it worked best to insert a wooden skewer into the bottom of the pumpkins and stick them in the styrofoam forms.
Again, spread these out among the flowers.
Now just add this beautiful burlap table runner underneath and you have the perfect, unexpected and easy fall centerpiece.
I love how this piece has lots of texture, unexpected color and was super easy to make!
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Lori is a freelance graphic designer living in the Boston area with her husband, their three kids and a yellow lab puppy. She started Greco Design Company in 2014 when she realized that her love for design was extending beyond the corporate advertising world and into all areas of her life. She shows us some unique but simple DIY projects, gives some great ideas for home design, provides her outlook on current fashion trends, and loves to do beauty and product reviews. She incorporates her graphic design background through her free printables, paintings, signs, art prints, invitations and stationery on her blog and in her Etsy shop. Lori believes in the importance of surrounding ourselves with good, purposeful design that can help streamline our lives and still be affordable. Her tutorials are easy to follow as she shows how you can make anything you set your mind to!