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.
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.
But not everyone has a toolbox or wants to use a toolbox as a vessel.
Am I right?
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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What are the Rules for a Table Centerpiece
In general, keep your tall pieces 24″ or more and shorter pieces 12″ or smaller.
If I want to go outside those rules, I make sure my table centerpiece can be easily removed from the table.
So in short, while there are general guidelines to follow, you can still do what you want.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
More Great Fall Centerpiece Ideas for the Dining Table
- Rustic Fall Centerpiece Idea
- Simple Centerpiece Idea For Your Thanksgiving Aesthetic
- The Best Fall Table Decor and Thanksgiving Food Ideas
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