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Simple Apple Centerpiece Ideas

We’re sharing simple apple centerpiece ideas as we team up with some of our favorite ladies for a Fall inspired Pinterest Challenge hosted by the always amazing Cindy of County Road 407.

If you’re coming over from Cindy’s blog, welcome, we’re happy to have you here. Didn’t you love her seasonal vase that can be used all year? Me too!

The Pinterest Challenge is a monthly series where each blogger uses the same photo found on Pinterest as inspiration.

They then change the idea to fit their own specific style and incorporate it into their home in some way.

This month, Cindy chose our inspirational photo from Kelly of the blog Live Laugh Rowe and her post, DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Home Décor.

Transitioning from Late Summer to Early Fall…

One of the hardest things to do this time of year is to slow down and enjoy the season you’re in.

I personally struggle at times to savor these moments because as a content creator, I’m usually rushing from one seasonal idea to the next.

And if there’s one cycle I’m desperate to break this year, it’s the *go-go-go *do-do-do* cycle that has somehow become second nature.


So, rather than pulling out the pumpkins when it still feels like 115 degrees in Florida, we’ve decided to transition from late summer to early fall by decorating with apples.

We don’t have anything too fussy or over the top planned.

Rather little reminders around the house that invite us to savor each moment as we leave behind one season and prepare to welcome another.

And one of the easiest ways to do that is with simple apple centerpiece ideas.

Here’s a look at how to create a simple apple centerpiece and 12 other Fall décor ideas to inspire you this season…

Simple Apple Centerpiece Supplies:

  • Glass Hurricane
  • Candle
  • Apple Picks (Bloom Room Fall Collection at Joanns)
  • Leaf Picks (Bloom Room Fall Collection at Joanns)
  • Floral Wire
  • Floral Wire Cutters
  • Tray (We used a Woven Tray)
  • Books (optional)

Simple Apple Centerpiece Idea Steps…

Gather your supplies.

Make sure your glass hurricane and woven tray are clean and free from dirt and debris.

Then remove all the stickers from your floral picks.

We found these leaf picks…

and these apple picks at Joanns.

Start by layering one leaf pick with one apple pick.

Using caution and care as metal stems will be sharp, twist them together.  

Secure the stems in place with floral wire.

Continue to layer the apple and leaf picks together until you’ve created a wreath for your simple apple centerpiece idea.

Creating an Easy Apple Coffee Table Vignette…

If you’re using a woven tray, consider placing a book on the bottom of the tray to help stabilize your glass hurricane and candle.

Next place the leaf and apple wreath you’ve just created around the bottom of the hurricane.

Fluff the stems as needed.

Coffee Table Vignette with Apples-The Crowned Goat

Add a few books to the other side of the woven tray.

DIY Aged Books in Fall Inspired Vignette-The Crowned Goat

Then cozy up and enjoy your simple apple coffee table vignette.

Quick and Easy Apple Centerpiece and Vignette Ideas-The Crowned Goat

Creating a Simple Apple Centerpiece…

Now if you’re looking for a true apple centerpiece as opposed to a coffee table vignette, move the book, glass hurricane, and candle to the middle of the tray.

Then fill in the empty space with additional leaf and apple picks.

You can also leave this apple centerpiece on the coffee table.

Creating a Simple Apple Centerpiece for the Coffee Table-The Crowned Goat

Or you can use it in the breakfast nook, the dining room, or even an entry table.

I think it would look great on a kitchen island too!

Creating a Simple Apple Centerpiece for the Breakfast Nook-The Crowned Goat

Using Caution and Care…

As always, use caution and care when deciding where to place a simple apple centerpiece idea or an easy apple coffee table vignette.

Especially, if you have mischievous pets or curious littles.

I had to move this from the coffee table to the dining room table the minute I finished taking these photos because these realistic-looking apple picks were too tempting for Piper!

Also, be sure to never leave a lit candle unattended.

Simple Apple Centerpiece Ideas-The Crowned Goat

Up Next on the Fall Décor Inspired Pinterest Challenge…

I hope you enjoyed these simple apple centerpiece ideas today!

Up next on the Pinterest Challenge is my sweet friend, Cindy of DIY Beautify. She has such a beautiful style and I can’t wait to see how she’s decorating for Fall!

Once you’re finished there, be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous creative ladies are sharing this season.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. RACHEL HARPER says:

    I love the apples. Such a beautiful fall centerpiece.

  2. Oh my goodness! Such a lovely centerpiece. I love this idea. So much fun hopping with you. Happy Fall, Coco.

  3. Love the apple wreath you made to surround your cylinder. Such a creative idea and so perfect for fall. Beautiful vignette.

    1. I love this centerpiece. The apples look real. I agree, it’s hard to bring pumpkins out when it’s still very hot.

      I’m trying not to rush so much but it’s hard to do with blogging.


  4. I’m with you! I want to stop the rush to go and do. Although when it finally cools down here, I’d be fine with all the doing something outside. It feels like it’s been so long since we’ve done anything outdoors. Love your late summer transition with apples! I never think to use fruit so this is super inspirational. Thank you for joining in. pinned

  5. I love the simplicity of this CoCo. And you’re so right — just what this heat calls for.

  6. Wow, CoCo, those apple picks are beautiful and make a great transition into fall! I love how you added the books to the centerpiece as well.
    A lovely display!

  7. It’s so fun to see the Pinterest Challenge and everyone’s take on it! Your apple centerpiece is so pretty and perfect for this time of year! Now if we could just get the temps to cool down!!

  8. This is lovely CoCo! Apples are a perfect way to tip toe into Fall. You created a beautiful and serene display, which compliments your sentiment wonderfully. I always want to slow down as well. It’s so hard surrounded with so many obligations and technology. It takes a concentrated effort to slow down and enjoy life around you. Thank you for the reminder and have a great day. XO- MaryJo

  9. Love your transitional apple centerpiece, CoCo! So easy to create, too! So fun to have you with us! Pinned!

  10. Enjoying the moment is always a good thing, and I’m certainly enjoying your apple centerpiece. Apples just make me smile, and I love how they look mixed with the oak leaves. Such a clever idea for late summer into fall. Stay cool indoors my friend! Hugs!

  11. CoCo this is perfect for late summer to fall, I love that you used apples too (I’m in apple country-WA state 🙂) hugs! Tanya

  12. This is just stunning Coco. I love the simplicity of it with the apples and the white candle. It really is just the perfect fall touch.

  13. I love the beautiful, subtle textures you brought together, CoCo: woven, glass, paper, foliage, wax. Great subtle way to transition to Fall:)

  14. This is beautiful, and I love the idea of apples being the transition to Fall!

  15. Coco, apples are a great way to transition to fall. Your basket is a great gathering spot for the glass vase and pretty foliage. I’m trying to slow down the go-go do-do-do , too. Actually creating can help with that.

  16. So pretty and classic CoCo, I love your use of apples and the wreath for the centerpiece!

  17. Such a pretty centerpiece, CoCo!! I love the apples…you don’t really see apples often when it comes to Fall decorating and you totally nailed it. I think I may need to go to JoAnns and get some of those leaf picks…those are marvelous!!
    It’s so refreshing to see apples instead of pumpkins…it’s going to be another scorcher here today with heat indexes up around 108!!! I just can’t even begin to put out anything Fall with heat like this. It’s crazy!!
    Stay cool, my friend!!

  18. Initially I thought the apples were real, I can see why Piper would be tempted. If your pup is anything like ours, she is into things pretty often. I love the way simple apples were worked into this vignette, you always have a way in taking simple, and making it look stunning CoCo. I agree with you, go, go, go, is not the way I want to live anymore. I am ready for a slower pace, and feel like I can enjoy life before it passes me by. You also have such a way with words in relaying info to us that is so meaningful. Thank you.

  19. I love this idea, CoCo. I snagged a large bag of faux apples for a song at a thrift store years ago and use them every year around this time to decorate. Lovely centerpiece! Xo Kathleen

  20. I think this is very lovely and am inspired to make something similar. Thank you!

    1. I really appreciate it, Marion, thank you so much! Hope your weekend is filled with all good things, CoCo

  21. I love the tray basket you used for this centerpiece! It is just the right amount of “rustic” and is perfect for the season. The faux apples and leaves look great. It reminds me of something I would see in a French country farmhouse.

  22. Oh my, CoCo. This is so beautiful! I’m going to share a link to your post in my weekly recap tomorrow. It’s the perfect way to transition to fall. Especially when it is so hot like it’s been in Fl and here in NE!

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