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Does anyone else feel behind when it comes to fall decor this year?? Cuz I definitely do! I blame the move to a new house. But here’s the thing: fall decor is my absolute favorite thing to style. So, even though the house is still mostly unpacked and chaotic, I decided it was time to do something about it! I perused the Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart fall decor options and knew exactly what I wanted to create: a simple autumnal tablescape with an easy fall centerpiece DIY centerpiece using potted plants, pumpkins, and gourds. My goal was to create something that would last for a while and require minimal upkeep — basically so I can keep focusing on unpacking, but also enjoy some pretty fall decor!
How to DIY a Fall Centerpiece with Kale, Pumpkins, and Gourds
Honestly, this fall centerpiece DIY could not be easier! It’s all about embracing the natural textures of kale plants, mini pumpkins, and cute gourds in tons of colors. After that, it’s all about setting the table with elements in neutral colors to complement the centerpiece!
- table runner with gray fringe
- empty egg cartons
- galvanized oval tub
- 6-7 small potted kale plants — there were so many amazing plants on display at the entrance. That’s where I found these.
- 4-5 bags of mini pumpkins and mini gourds — I found mine in the grocery section of my local store and each bag comes with about 5 pumpkins.
- Spanish moss — this was located in the party supply section of my local store.
- Warm Rustic Woods three-wick candle
To begin, lay out the table runner and place the galvanized tub in the middle. How cute are the contrasting handles?? Next, add in the egg cartons. These will create height so that your kale plants don’t sit too low in the galvanized tub and is a totally optional step. Next, arrange the kale plants on top. After that, fill in any gaps or spots where you can see the dirt and plastic pots with Spanish moss. Now comes the fun part: layering on the mini pumpkins and gourds! Using them to fill in any remaining gaps. And don’t be afraid to stack them and almost tumble them into and around the centerpiece! The final step is to add two large three-wick candles and a few pumpkins around them. Oh and, I totally forgot how messy it can be to work with Spanish moss — definitely set your table after you assemble the centerpiece and be prepared to vacuum up loose bits!
What I love the most about this fall centerpiece DIY is that it can last for a long time! You just need to take care of it. To maintain the centerpiece, simply mist the plants with a spray bottle of water as needed.
3 tips for setting the table to complement your fall centerpiece:
Max out the texture
As for the rest of the table setting, I chose to keep things really simple. Layering complementary textures was my biggest goal, so I focused on that. The table runner really set the stage for that with it’s gorgeous fringe and woven texture. Next I layered on these braided jute square placemats. They’re such a great piece to have on hand for any tabletop styling — just wait to see how I keep using them in the future! Even the striped modern farmhouse dinner plates add a touch of texture to the overall look. As for glassware, I kept it simple and turned to the footed glasses from this juice set. They literally go with everything.
Candlelight is key
We all know I’m obsessed with candles, so for this tabletop I simply had to include gorgeously scented fall candle… or two! I cannot even tell you how high-end the Warm Rustic Woods candle smells. With notes of earth tobacco, rich cedar, and crushed patchouli, this might just be my favorite fall scent these days.
Consider the bigger picture
Even though my focus was on the centerpiece and the tabletop, I made sure to consider the surrounding details, too. For example, I used my favorite black dining chairs from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. Seriously, I looooove how they go with the new house (even though our dining table is temporary at the moment — it’s our old outdoor dining table). I also layered on this chunky woven pillow to make the overall dining room feel more inviting and cozy. It’s all about the special little elements!
Also, someone needed to get in on the photoshoot action! I think this might be Diamond’s first photoshoot? She handled it like a pro and posed beautifully, don’t you think? Now I just need to get her some rugs so she sit without her legs sliding out, HA!
So what do you think?? This project took less than 2 hours to pull of and accomplishes two important things in our home: making it feel seasonally beautiful and even more like home!