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!

Create a beautiful fall centerpiece using these tips and tricks. You’ll be amazed by what you can make with just a few supplies.

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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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  3. So thankful for all your amazing tips! I love your centerpiece and am somewhat obsessed with the pine chargers. Alas, I could not locate them from the link provided. The hunt begins! Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Hmmmm I’ll check the link for it and fix it. I’m glad you mentioned it and thank you so much for stopping by today! xoxoxo

    2. I got that at Pier 1 and now that they are transitioning to online they don’t have it right now. I hope they add it back because it is my favorite table decor item to use. But you could sub it out for a small wreath too! xoxo

  4. Such a gorgeous tablescape. I love how you took the old tool box and created a really unique and stunning centerpiece for your table. Great tutorial too.

  5. I am just in love with your vintage toolbox Stacy! And I really want some cute evergreen pine chargers. Thank you for the great tips my friend.

    1. Thanks so much Kim! That is my favorite centerpiece planter – it’s like the gift that keeps on giving! xoxo

  6. Love, love, love this stunning Thanksgiving tablescape, Stacy! You amaze me with how you layer each and every element. Beautiful as always, CoCo

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  8. Love the wonderful vintage tool box and the beautiful fall color it adds to your dining table. I’m also admiring your gorgeous china cabinet and how everything is artistically arranged. I’m taking notes and pinning. You have inspired me to start working on mine!

    1. I am so happy to hear that Michelle! Thank you so much! It was so fun hopping with you and I really love your blog!!! Happy Thanksgiving!! xoxo

  9. Stacy, very nice centerpiece that demands your attention! It’s a showstopper and looks super in your dining room. Happy season of thanks!

  10. Stacy, this is my kinda tablescape! Rustic, beautiful, easy to do and comfy cozy! I would love to sit there all day and chat with you. Maybe you could rub my head so my black thumbs would turn green?! Signing up for the blog and pinned. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. I got you Cindy! There is a green thumb in there for sure!!! I am so glad to hear all that – It was so fun hopping with you and look forward to doing more! Happy Thanksgiving!! xoxo

  11. Stacy, your centerpiece is gorgeous! I love all the layers and natural elements. It’s perfect for your beautiful dining room – which I always love seeing! So great to hop with you!

    1. Thank you so much Shelley! I really appreciate that and I’m glad we got to hop together! So fun that we live so close too – one day we will need to connect! xoxo

  12. hi Stacy, I love the table! But I pinned the hutch! i Have a similar color and design hutch and I am going to use yours for inspiration!
    Happy Weekend! Laura

    1. I’m so glad you love the hutch too! That is my favorite piece in our home! We bought it from one of the local shops here and I just love it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Laura! xoxo

  13. I love decorating with old tool caddy’s. I’ve actually been finding quite a few lately;) They’re perfect for filling with bountiful, garden-inspired beauty. Yours is gorgeous. Love the whole rustic, table setting and how you styled your cupboard in the background, too. You have a great eye for composition; love your style!

    1. Thank you SO much Lora! I really appreciate hearing that so much. Toolboxes are so fun to use! I’ve been styling this one for the last year and the seasonal possibilities are endless. It was really fun hopping with you. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  14. I adore your dining space. That oversized wall unit is so dreamy! Thanks for the step by step details on creating the centerpiece!

  15. Stacy it is no wonder why this centerpiece is so popular…it is stunning! Green is my favorite color and I love continuing to use it through fall among vibrant traditional fall colors, like the remaining green and evergreens in a forest surrounded by autumn leaves.

    The tool box is fabulous and the faux florals and pumpkins you chose are just gorgeous! Your whole dining room is swoonworthy!

    Thank you so much for joining the hop! I hope you have a blessed, healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much Amber!! I really appreciate that. Thank you for organizing such a great hop! Everyone did created such beautiful posts and I am really grateful to be a part of it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo

  16. Never have I met a tool box that I didn’t LOVE. This is gorgeous, and thanks for giving a step by step method for the individual elements. Those pumpkins are so wonderful! I love a rustic centerpiece especially for a warm and earthy feel for Thanksgiving. Pinned and Pinned. Have a wonderful November and blessed Thanksgiving!

    1. They are so fun to decorate aren’t they? Thank you SO much Debra!! I really appreciate that. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxoxo

  17. Stacy, This centerpiece is stunning. This is truly magazine worthy! The rustic feel of the toolbox and all of the items you thoughtfully selected for it are stunning. Your directions are easy to follow. Pinned!

  18. 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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