Easy fall centerpiece ideas for dining tables, buffet tables, and Thanksgiving tablescapes. Dress up your dinner party with one of these autumn arrangements you can DIY and stay on budget. They’re all simple to create with candles, flowers, jars, pumpkins pinecones, wheat and more!
The great thing about fall centerpieces is that nature provides so much of what you need. Colorful leaves, pinecones, acorns, tree branches, and gourds. Put them to good use as you pair them with candles, glass vases, and more.
Pumpkins are a great vessel to hold flowers. Use a real one if you want, but faux pumpkins can last year after year. We love that!
Create a harvest style centerpiece with colorful baby corn, greenery, and vases filled with acorns and mini pinecones.
Did you forget to prepare a centerpiece? No problem; just head out into the yard and cut a couple of tree branches and put them in water. Problem solved!
If you’re a minimalist who love simple centerpiece ideas, place some fresh pears into a bowl and add some leaves for greenery.
Create a centerpiece for a fall dinner party, that’s unique and eclectic. Use a mix of candles, flowers, even wine, set on top of a wood serving board.
Grab some wild flowers and place them in bottles for a casual floral arrangement. This one, from an apple themed party, and is surrounded by candles and acorns, and raised on a wood crate.
Use a vintage bottle crate for a unique centerpiece on a rustic fall tablescape. Place a few bottles inside and fill them with flowers. Add some decorative spheres, candles, and antlers for more decoration and detail.
It doesn’t get any easier than this glass vase filled with pinecones. You can get mini ones from the craft store, or gather some from the backyard.
Pampass grass is gorgeous from this neutral Thanksgiving tablescape. Add a few fresh flowers for an extra pop of color.
Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas
Elevate your pumpkin game…literally! Put mini pumpkins on top of brass candlesticks and line them down the center of the table. This is great for Friendsgiving.
Design a traditional Thanksgiving table with vases filled with colorful dry lentils, and topped with mini pumpkins. So easy!
Create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape with lots of mini bud vases down the center of the table. Add one or two flower stems to each vase.
Candlesticks, fresh fruit, and greenery create a gorgeous centerpiece on this black and white Thanksgiving table.
A bundle of dried wheat is another simple centerpiece that’s easy and perfect for fall. Place some in a tall glass vase like we did on this Thanksgiving leftovers table.
Set up a formal table and serving buffet with a framed menu and tall vase filled with cotton bolls. Add some old books and small candle for instant charm.
Here are some fall centerpieces that you can make yourself with just a few simple items.
- Add tall fall branches, cut from the back yard, to a vase and put it in the center of the table or on the end of a buffet table.
- Put some berry branches, faux or real, in a vase and surrounded by moss you can get from the craft store.
- Add dried corn kernels to a clear vase and pop a pillar candle inside.
- Use various pumpkins (faux) and candles and spray them with spray adhesive. Roll them in dried beans or seeds.
- Fill shallow plates with water and place large sunflower or chrysanthemum heads on top.
- Cut a small hole into the top of a pumpkin and and add a candle surrounded with leaves and berries. This arrangement would work beautifully with an elegant table for Thanksgiving.
Some wicker plate chargers and a burlap table runner would complete a rustic yet sophisticated table setting.