Creative DIY Ideas For A Rustic Fall Centerpiece

Sometimes, the best seasonal decorations are the ones made by hand in your very own kitchen. From charming creations that celebrate the natural beauty of autumn, to folksy, clever accents that dress up your table in one-of-a-kind style, check out these creative DIY ideas for a rustic fall centerpiece.

Squash and pumpkins.Pretty As A Pumpkin

Pumpkins are the ultimate rustic home accessory for the fall season! Each one is unique, whether you choose a creamy “Cotton Candy” pumpkin, a “Warty Goblin,” or a collection of adorable “Jack-Be-Littles.” Pumpkins (both real and faux) are very versatile and can be used in a variety of creative ways when crafting a fall centerpiece. We love this elegant yet earthy Macrame Pumpkin from HGTV, or simply design a custom arrangement in a woven basket, galvanized metal tray, or vintage wooden bowl. Pair pumpkins with gourds, pinecones, sprigs of wheat, acorns, branches of dried bittersweet, eucalyptus, colorful maple leaves, dried seed pods, and other natural elements that complement rustic kitchen cabinets. You can even stack heirloom pumpkins of various sizes and colors, or hollow one out to hold succulents or a bouquet of backyard blooms! Whatever you choose, be sure to wash fresh pumpkins in your kitchen sink first, and be sure to scale your centerpiece to the size of your table.

Delicious Autumn Harvest - Natural Colors on BurlapGood Enough To Eat

Whether it’s an edible Bread Cornucopia, an amazing Apple Topiary, or a tiered cake plate topped with acorn squash, artichokes, purple cabbage, Brussels sprouts, figs, pomegranates, oranges, and pears, you can’t go wrong with a special occasion centerpiece made from kitchen pantry cabinet staples. If you have some glass jars or vases of varying sizes, you can fill them with fresh cranberries, candy corn, or layers of walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, and almonds. Other ideas include corn kernels, dried beans, and lentils. Then, add some fairy lights or a battery-powered candle for a warm glow. Or check out this incredible Fall Harvest Centerpiece from DIY Network, that calls for leafy greens, fresh herbs, carrots, and radishes. These rustic centerpieces won’t last long, but they will surely look lovely as you serve your Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings!

As you can see, inspiration can come from your own backyard or kitchen pantry cabinet. With a bit of creativity and a love of crafting, you can make your own one-of-a-kind centerpiece this fall to complement your rustic kitchen cabinets and decor. Which idea are you going to try?


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