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Easy Fall Centerpiece for the Dining Table

Looking for fall or Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas? No matter how big or small your gathering is, having a gorgeous fall centerpiece is a must. Wait until you see what I used as a table runner for this easy and beautiful fall centerpiece idea for the dining table!

Since I’ve been sharing my toolbox centerpiece in several ways lately, I am changing things up with this fall centerpiece idea to try something different and give you more ways to decorate your table for Thanksgiving.

In case you are new here, I am an avid gardener who has a major obsession with plants and flowers.

Because I love all things green and floral, I love to bring the outdoors in.

And I am a HUGE fan of making faux centerpieces.

They always look good, add seasonal color, require minimal care and can transform a room within minutes.

Some are more elaborate than others, but overall they are all super easy to make.

I enjoy having a centerpiece on my dining table because it’s one of the first rooms you see when you walk into my home.

They look really pretty and are really fun to make.

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

Centerpiece Ideas for the Dining Table

Lately, I’ve been really into this vintage toolbox that I found at an antique store in Vermont.

And it’s gone through a few different looks since finding it over a year ago.

Last Thanksgiving, I decorated my centerpiece with winter greens and gold pumpkins.

For the holidays, I swapped out the pumpkins and used these adorable Christmas present ornaments.

To change the toolbox up for winter, I swapped out the gift ornaments for these gorgeous white textured ornaments.

This spring, I decorated my dining table centerpiece with these gorgeous faux magnolias.

And this is how I made the one from my fall tablescape post a few weeks ago.

A few weeks ago, I shared some easy fall table decor ideas and the response to my rustic fall centerpiece was been incredible.

But not everyone has a toolbox or wants to use a toolbox as a vessel.

Am I right?

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

So here’s a really easy idea using things you may already have.

And the beauty of it is that it’s so simple to create and easy to move around as you add things to your Thanksgiving table.

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Easy Fall Centerpiece for the Dining Table

How to Create a Simple Fall Centerpiece

Whenever I’m designing a centerpiece or a tablescape, I love to layer home decor items.

It just feels cozier.

Because I love my wood farmhouse dining table, I keep the wood exposed and love to use a table runner like this one.

It’s neutral, it has lots of organic texture and adds a lot of dimension to the dining table.

But I’m changing things up for this fall centerpiece idea.

Instead of using a table runner, I am using a small round jute rug to soften the look of the wood farmhouse table.

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

Doesn’t it look SO cool?

My friend Andrea from @fleur_at_home used something similar in her dining room and I just love that boho look, don’t you?

Since I love to make indoor faux arrangements, I’ve been collecting various faux greens and florals for years.

If you want to start making your own centerpieces too, I suggest buying a few key items each season to slowly build up your stock so you have more versatility as time moves on.

And I shared some tips about how to buy faux plants and florals here.

So the first step when designing a centerpiece is choosing the container.

I love this gorgeous vintage-inspired jug and think it looks really cool with some faux foliage branches.

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

To keep the arrangement super simple, I went with one type of faux fall foliage branches. And stuffed the jug with about 9 stems.

If you don’t have faux foliage branches like these, go outside and pick some from your yard.

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

But here’s a little tip about grabbing fresh foliage branches.

They need to be kept in water so they can last a few days.

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

If you plan to just pick them and drop them in a container, do that at the last minute before guests arrive because they can dry out quick!

To add some ambiance, I added some vintage-looking candlesticks like these with white tapered candles.

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea

And the best part?

This easy fall centerpiece idea doesn’t take up much room, so it’s easy to set the table around it.

Easy Fall Centerpiece idea

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    1. Thanks so much Chas! I really appreciate that and it was fun hopping with you too! I’m looking forward to the next one! xoxo

  1. Your dining is gorgeous and all ready for Thanksgiving. I love your “table runner” rug. It is so warm yet fun and playful.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

    1. Thank you so much Kippi! And thank you for organizing such a great group! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! xoxo

  2. I love the simplicity of this! I think it’s exactly what people need right now–a way to celebrate with seasonal touches that aren’t too stressful. It was fun hopping with you!

    -Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. I couldn’t agree more. The simpler the better! Thank you so much Niky. It was fun hopping with you too and I look forward to the next one! Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo

  3. Your table looks gorgeous, Stacy! I love the rustic jug that holds your arrangement. Using the jute rug was so clever and adds so much texture. Great photographs, too! It was nice to “meet” you on this hop!

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