DIY Fall Centerpiece

Today, we’re sharing an easy DIY Fall Centerpiece idea.

This centerpiece is something that can be easily made in just a few minutes in almost any container with supplies you can find at your local craft store.

Crafting During Hurricane Dorian 

A few days before Hurricane Dorian was set to hit the east coast of Florida, we not only made sure our hurricane kits were well stocked, we also made sure we had plenty of activities to keep us busy while we were waiting out the storm.

One of those activities was creating a DIY Fall Centerpiece. I know it might seem weird to be creating fall décor during a storm.

We lost power for days during both Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. Given Hurricane Dorian was projected to take a similar path, I knew I needed to keep busy or risk mindlessly eating all our hurricane snacks ?

Thankfully, we fared well during the storm. And despite lots of yard clean up today, we took the coastal weather event to enjoy some downtime and plan for the upcoming Fall season.

One thing we decided to do was to make an easy DIY fall centerpiece for the breakfast nook table and the dining room table as well.

We wanted something that could be easily be re-purposed for Thanksgiving or reused around the house as part of a Fall vignette and I think we’ve created just that!

Here’s a look at everything you’ll need to make an easy DIY Fall Centerpiece too…

DIY Fall Centerpiece Supplies:

  • Centerpiece Container
  • Floral Foam
  • Spanish Moss
  • Pumpkin (we used a paper mache pumpkin from Joanns)
  • Floral Picks (we used multiple floral picks from Joanns)

DIY Fall Centerpiece Steps:

Choose a container and make sure it’s free from dirt and debris. We’re using this vintage trophy urn.

But you could just as easily use a tarnished trophy, a galvanized bucket, a weathered box, or even a basket.

Depending on the depth of your container, you’ll need to build it up with floral foam.

Floral foam comes in multiple shapes and thicknesses from circular to square.

Continue to build up the container with floral foam, until you’ve almost reached the rim.

Then cover the floral foam with Spanish moss.

Next, start placing your floral picks into your DIY fall centerpiece.

We slightly bent the ends of our larger floral picks first so they would fit securely into the floral foam.

Place floral picks around your container forming a floral “base.”

Once your floral “base” is secure, gently lay your pumpkin on top.

We picked this paper mache pumpkin up on sale at Joann’s and left it natural, but you could easily paint it with craft paint too.

If you want this DIY Fall centerpiece to be permanent, you can always consider securing your pumpkin to the floral base with hot glue.

Just make sure to use caution and care as both the glue and glue gun will be hot.

After you have your pumpkin in place, continue layering additional floral picks to the centerpiece until you’ve achieved the look you desire.

Here’s our end result just using one type of floral picks.

Other Fall Centerpiece Ideas

Just to show you how you easily you can change this DIY Fall Centerpiece with floral picks, we also used roses,


dried thistles and roses

and mini pumpkins.

We plan to use the mini pumpkin centerpiece on our table in the breakfast nook for Fall.

As you can see though if you added a few books and a few more pumpkins you could easily repurpose this DIY Fall centerpiece in a seasonal vignette.

I know we’re all incredibly busy this time of year. But I hope this easy DIY Fall centerpiece shows you just how simple it can be to add seasonal decorations to your home.

Let us know if you try this DIY Fall Centerpiece.  We love to see what you create! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Many blessings,


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    1. You’re so sweet, Linda, thank you! Hope your week has been a happy one, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate it, Amber, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo

  1. Hi CoCo!
    Lovely centerpiece! And that vintage trophy urn is beautiful! I love all five ways you styled it, but my favorite is the version with the dried thistles and pumpkins. You’re one of my features at Homestyle Gathering this week. Thanks so much for sharing! I hope to see you at the party!
    >>> Kim

    1. You’re the best, Kim, thank you! It was definitely fun to put this centerpiece together. You know I’m all about easy but I love having different options too, especially when it comes to holiday decorating 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  2. Super petty floral arrangements for fall.
    Happy fall,

    1. I really appreciate it, Kippi, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo

  3. CoCo, this is inspiring. I often set a pumpkin atop an urn, but I’ve not imbellished with greens. I’m going to add that touch this year. Thanks! I pinned your image to my Inspired Autumn Board.

    1. I’m so glad you like this idea, Sarah! I was super easy to make too. I appreciate you pinning as well. It’s always fun to dress the house up for the seasons. Hope you have the best day, CoCo

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