How to Make a Simple Fall Centerpiece
Whether you’re hosting a dinner for two or a table for many, we got you! Get inspired and create fall centerpieces for your dining room table or simply follow along to learn the basics of creating your own DIY artificial flower arrangements. For this simple fall centerpiece, you’ll need artificial flowers and fake fall leaves, a low centerpiece vase, chicken wire, and wire cutters. Shop everything you’ll need for this fall decoration here.
Choose Your Florals and Vase
Get started by choosing a color palette that evokes the feeling of fall. Our designer chose classic fall colors and warm earth tones. To create balance, she used deep green foliage. Once you’ve settled on a color palette, envision the shape of your design. This DIY fall centerpiece showcases a classic S shape, which brings the eye up and flows organically. This shape sits nicely in a low compote bowl.
Create Structure with Chicken Wire
To give your arrangement structure, create a chicken wire ball and place it directly into your compote. Next, secure the ball to the vase with clear grid tape. Once the structure is sturdy, start placing your large focal florals. These flowers will be the base of your design.
Build Your Base with Focal Flowers
Once you’ve placed your first few structural blooms, start building out your flower arrangement with secondary stems. For this design, our stylist chose fluffy artificial hydrangeas to build the base and added fake peonies, artificial dahlias, and a few faux garden roses for height. When deciding where to place your florals, think about opposites and try to balance your shape with opposing florals.
Give Your Design Shape with Foliage
Now that you’ve created a base shape, add dimension with complementing foliage. For this design, our designer placed terracotta artificial seeded eucalyptus on both sides of the arrangement, creating balance and a cascading effect.
Add A Whimsical Touch
To create an organic look, add smaller blooms like these black-eyed susans throughout the design. Look for gaps or holes in your design, but don’t overstuff. These small secondary stems can add life and whimsy to your arrangement, so have fun when choosing them!
To complete your design, look at it from all angles. Fill in any spaces where you can see the chicken wire with foliage. For this design, we continued the S shape upwards with fake maple leaves and artificial ficus stems. These organic-looking branches completed the look and extended the shape. Take a step away, come back later with fresh eyes, and celebrate your work! Once you're finished, simply place this floral arrangement on your table, add a few pillar candles and a table runner, and your fall home decor is set.