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DIY Foraged Fall Centerpiece Inspiration

Make this DIY foraged fall centerpiece with greenery found in your yard. Add natural elements like small pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, or berries for a one-of-a-kind creation!

fall centerpiece on dining room table

Welcome to 20 Minute Decorating…a monthly series where we feature home decor ideas that can be accomplished in twenty minutes or less. Today I’m sharing a foraged fall centerpiece that was inspired by a photo featured in the Fall 2020 edition of Country Home Magazine. I think it’s beautiful, and it was very simple to recreate. One of the reasons I love this project so much is because it’s very easy to add your own personal touch. Use any greenery growing in your yard. Use whatever pumpkins & gourds you already have, or can get at your grocery store. It may be too early for juniper berries, but bittersweet would be lovely. Read on for the easy instructions.

foraged fall centerpiece supplies needed

Tips for Making a Foraged Fall Centerpiece

Step 1: gather your materials. 

  • 2 types of fresh greenery: boxwood, cedar, cypress, seeded eucalyptus
  • mini pumpkins & gourds
  • pinecones
  • optional: berries, bittersweet

Step 2: place something for protection on your table. A table runner or tablecloth would work. I used a tasseled burlap table runner.

foraged fall centerpiece idea

Step 3: begin by placing one of the types of greenery on the table. Start in the middle, and work out to the left and right. Follow the first type of greenery with the second type.

diy foraged fall centerpiece

Step 4: nestle the pumpkins and gourds in the greenery. 

foraged fall centerpiece

The only bushes I have growing in my yard are boxwood and dwarf cypress, so that’s what I used for this foraged fall centerpiece. Any kind of pine will work as well. If you are lucky enough to have a tree with turning leaves, some clipped branches would be a great addition. The greenery will dry naturally, and will last at least two weeks, maybe longer. I have a little trick that will preserve your pumpkins and gourds, so they stay fresh and mold-free. Get the details by clicking the link below.

How to Preserve Pumpkins & Gourds

foraged fall centerpiece in dining room

I want to say thank you to those of you who make it to the end of my posts. I know your lives are busy, and I don’t take the fact that you’re here for granted. This year has not been easy for anyone. We entered unchartered territory with the various quarantines, and we needed each other more than ever. Each one of you is important to me, and you have kept me going. I haven’t told you that in a while, so I just wanted to make sure you all knew. See you soon!

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