When you want to decorate your table without a lot of fuss, this neutral DIY fall centerpiece is for you. You won’t need many supplies, and you can mix and match accents you have on hand for instant fall home decor.
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Welcome to the August Pinterest Challenge
Welcome to the August edition of the Pinterest Challenge, hosted by the lovely Cindy from County Road 407! Cindy is a fellow Texas gal with a beautiful blog and a special knack for making me laugh out loud.
Each month, my blogging friends and I recreate a look from Pinterest in our own style. It’s loads of fun, and we challenge you to play along!
If you’re joining me by way of Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse, I’m so glad to see you here! Rachel has such a gorgeous modern farmhouse style.
The Inspiration Photo: Fall Cloche Centerpiece
To inspire us this month, Cindy picked out a beautiful fall cloche centerpiece. The look comes from Beth Hunter at Home Stores A to Z.
Beth has such a sophisticated and classic style. I highly recommend checking out her full post to get more ideas for your fall home decor.
Key Design Elements for DIY Centerpiece
The elements I noticed in Beth’s vignette include several versatile pieces:
- Glass cloche with rustic rope and wooden base
- White baby boo pumpkins
- Acorn garland and pinecones
- Green hydrangeas
- Natural linen table runner
You’ll see below how I modified the centerpiece a bit but kept the major accents.
My DIY Fall Centerpiece
For my neutral fall centerpiece, I wanted the glass cloche, baby boo pumpkins and hydrangeas front and center.
Fun fact: My glass cloche doesn’t have a wooden base, but I needed some contrast with my off-white table runner. I discovered that one layer of my favorite three-tiered tray fit perfectly! Goldilocks moment!
DIY Faux Baby Boo Pumpkins
Since I haven’t seen real baby boos in stores yet, I made my own white pumpkins using Dollar Tree finds.
I now have a separate tutorial for making these faux painted pumpkins. I’m really digging the neutral farmhouse look, especially since I need calming things in the house right now.
Natural Pine Cones and Acorns
If you invite me over to your house and have fall accents sitting idle…chances are I’m going to borrow them. That’s what happened with the giant pinecone you see below.
The acorns hold a special place in my heart. My boys and I rescued them from a neighboring lawn after a recent storm. Their willingness to find treasures “for mommy’s blog post” really warms my heart.
Neutral Table Runner and Wooden Beads
To provide some continuity and texture, I included a neutral table runner with burlap appliques and a wood bead garland.
The table runner was a Home Goods find, while the wooden beads came from a local boutique. You might recognize the beads from prior posts like my fall home tour.
I always love repurposing accents around the house. It’s almost as satisfying as rearranging furniture!
I also experimented with adding a few mercury glass votives to complement the glass cloche. They played a starring role in my mercury glass holiday table centerpiece, but they are so versatile to use throughout the year.
I hope you’ll leave with a few ideas on repurposing accents around your home to create your own DIY fall centerpieces. We could all use a good distraction to put us in the fall mood, right?
If you’re looking to add more color to your tablescape, particularly for Thanksgiving, you can also visit my pumpkin flower arrangement using fresh flowers. It’s a completely different type of centerpiece for fall.
Continue Your Tour
Don’t stop here on your decorating journey! My friends have many more fall vignettes to share, each putting a different spin on the Pinterest inspiration photo.
Next on your stop is my blogging bestie, Julie at My Wee Abode. Julie is sharing a stunning neutral fall cloche with special DIY accents. You won’t believe how she made her pumpkin…
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Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Fall!