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Rustic Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

Looking for fall or Thanksgiving dining table centerpiece idea? No matter how big or small the party is, having a gorgeous fall centerpiece is a must. Wait until you see this rustic fall centerpiece idea for the dining table!

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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 am a huge fan of bringing the outdoors in when I decorate my home.

Rustic Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

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

You loved it! And so do I!

The warm, rich, earthy, and organic tones together with the rustic vibe of the vintage toolbox look really festive for Thanksgiving or another fall gathering.

Easy Fall Table Decor Ideas

Centerpiece Ideas for the Dining Table

As much as I love fresh flower arrangements like this one I made for a cozy harvest table, I am a huge fan of making them with faux plants and flowers.

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

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 and it just looks so pretty!

Plus, walking by it daily just makes my heart happy.

Centerpieces can be super simple like this one or like this garden mum and live pumpkins simple fall centerpiece idea.

Last Thanksgiving, I decorated my centerpiece for the dining table with winter greens and gold pumpkins.

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

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

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

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

Easy Fall Table Decor Ideas

How to Make This Rustic Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

If you want to start making your own faux centerpieces, I suggest buying a few key items each season to slowly build up your stock of faux plant and flowers.

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

Choose a Color Palette and Container

The first step when designing a dining table centerpiece is choosing an autumn color palette and the container.

I am in LOVE with this vintage toolbox I found thrifting in Vermont, so that’s what I used.

If the vessel you are using is deeper than a toolbox, you may want to use floral foam to help anchor faux plants in place.

Since my toolbox is pretty shallow, I didn’t need to use it.

Start with a base layer of artificial greenery to make a Rustic Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

Use the Thriller Filler and Spiller Method of Container Design

Before designing a centerpiece, it’s important to consider the thriller, filler and spiller technique for design. It will help drive the direction of how to arrange the plants so it’s aesthetically pleasing.

For this centerpiece design, I am working with a lot of earthy, organic textures so I’m using faux greens, pumpkins, berry sprigs and textured decor.

Start With a Base of Greenery

I started with a green base using these awesome faux bunches.

They are really fluffy and big so they fill in the base really well. And because they are so fluffy, they spill over the edge of the toolbox and help anchor the rest of my plants.

Honestly, I love the look of the greens as they are.

Sometimes there is beauty in simplicity, am I right?

Rustic Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

Add Fall Decorations to the Dining Table Centerpiece

I wanted the pumpkins to take center stage in this centerpiece design, so I added several neutral pumpkins that have different textures randomly in the toolbox.

Each pumpkin is roughly the same size but different with color, texture, and dimension.

Adding rustic neutral faux pumpkins to thisRustic Fall Centerpiece Ideas for the Dining Table

To make the centerpiece come alive and add more texture and height, I tucked in these gorgeous faux berry sprigs.

I’ve used these in a few different arrangements and love how they look.

Berry sprigs or rose hips are added to theRustic Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

To add a more interest, I tucked in these cute earthy fall potpourri pieces and pinecones.

And since they were from a bag of potpourri they smell really good too!

Tucking in more organic textures with pumpkin potpourri in thisRustic Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table in farmhouse dining room with black china cabinet and hutch using vintage toolbox and faux pumpkins and gourds

And that’s it!

The deep warm neutral look really striking.

Isn’t it so pretty?

Easy Fall Table Decor Ideas

Now that the days are getting shorter, I added these pretty fairy lights too to add some ambiance at night.

They are battery-operated with a timer so they go on and off automatically. Which makes remembering to turn them on or off that much easier!

Easy Fall Table Decor Ideas

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  1. I love your centerpiece and the backdrop of your black hutch! I love how you styled your black hutch! It’s all so beautiful!

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