Five Tips for Creating a DIY Centerpiece

One of my favorite things to decorate with in my house is faux greenery and florals. There’s nothing that brings a room to life quite like it. I’m seriously so obsessed with fake plants that almost every room in our house is decorated with them.

About a year ago, my grandmother was getting rid of some of her home decor that had piled up over the years, and she offered me the cutest Dough Bowl. At first I couldn’t think of a spot to put it, but I knew I couldn’t pass it up! The texture and shape was just so interesting and unique that I knew I had to find somewhere to put it in our house.

When we finished remodeling our dining room, we decided that it would be perfect as a centerpiece on our dining room table. The furniture in the room was large and grand and the table needed a piece of decor that was large and grand as well!

Five Tips for creating a DIY centerpiece:

1. Get a solid core piece. Your centerpiece will only be as good as the base. I personally love the worn weathered wood look of my dough bowl but you can use really anything that is the right size/height. I’ve created similar pieces around my house using metal bowls, crates, and tobacco baskets like the ones below:

2. Find a grounding element. If you don’t have something to ground your centerpiece, it will end up looking like a cluttered, jumbled mess. I like using candles or textured spheres, but it really just depends on your taste! Play around with it and see what you like!

2. Work from the outside in. If you’re using faux greenery like the ones below, start with these on the outside and work your way inside making sure to cover the ends of the stems as you go. Play with it and add more greenery and flowers as needed.

3. Switch up the heights. I like to add interest by stacking and layering objects. You don’t want everything at the same level. Underneath my large center candle, I added a bowl to make it taller and attention grabbing. Cake stands are a great way to do this too!

4. Use different textures. I like mixing textures to create a more visually interesting piece. My go-tos are burlap and wood. I like using these to fill any empty spaces.

5. Add your colors last. I like to keep everything fairly neutral until the end so the pops of colors don’t become too distracting or chaotic. This makes it easier to switch out between seasons too!

Hopefully the above tips help you create your dream DIY farmhouse centerpiece! If you haven’t seen the full dining room remodel, check it out HERE. Happy decorating!

13 thoughts on “Five Tips for Creating a DIY Centerpiece”

  1. Thank you for sharing this! Just in time, I’m planning to have some make over at home this weekend. By the way, do you have a whole picture of the centerpiece? Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wooden chargers are my absolute fave. I am going to pin this to my accents board because centerpiece inso is alwaaaays needed. I am currently planning an anniversary party and want to pay extra attention to the centerpieces!

  3. Thanks for sharing these tips. I have a centerpiece for my dining room table but will use these tips to create a center piece for the coffee table. Your finished centerpiece looked amazing!

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