20 easy fall centerpieces to inspire you! Find endless creativity for your table centerpieces, including tips, tricks, and resources for flowers and so much more.

For me, fall entertaining brings forth images of sparkling twinkle lights on charming patios.

I think of candle light on rustic farm tables, cozy throws, s’mores by the campfire, and so much more. It’s a season of endless inspiration thanks to the sights and sounds of nature!

A fall centerpiece made with mums and fall foliages, on a white kitchen island.
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I love bringing the outdoors in during this season, and gathering inspiration from our surroundings. Whether it’s flowers from our autumn garden, branches from local crabapple trees, or grocery store blooms purchased on a whim, I love to give our tables a little of the season’s bounty!

It’s so much fun creating inspiring content for you! Don’t miss this guide to Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas, as well as Natural Fall Decorating! More of a minimalist? Check out my Minimalist Fall Home Tour.

These centerpieces can work beautifully for Thanksgiving or any time you’re creating a special fall look. Be sure to check out my guide to How to Host a Virtual Thanksgiving if your holiday will look a little different this year!

In this often busy season, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with ideas and expense. It doesn’t have to be that way! That’s what inspired this collection of easy fall centerpieces that you can make yourself!

Explore 20+ effortless fall centerpieces for your autumn decorating.

Inexpensive Fall Centerpiece Ideas

One of my best tips for creating an affordable centerpiece during any season is to shop your own home! I bet you’ve got items that can be used to create an interesting, creative centerpiece and you won’t need to spend anything to get started!

A few items that can help you build something beautiful:

  • Trays – Anything goes! I have used wooden trays, brass, glass, metal, basket style, and more.
  • Bowls – Ceramic, metal, weaved, get creative!
  • Candles – These can be tapers, votives or pillars. Keep in mind that they should never be scented for a centerpiece, as that can compete with the fragrance of food and overwhelm your guests while you’re entertaining.
  • Linens – This can be anything! I like to mix it up! I have used dish cloths as napkins, cheese cloth from the grocery store as a table runner, a paint canvas as a table cloth, and even blankets to add color across the backs of chairs.
A table adorned with a stunning fall centerpiece featuring an array of vibrant vegetables and flickering candles.


I’ve spent years honing my floral skills and practicing (and failing) so that you don’t have to! I’ve discovered countless techniques and florist secrets that will save you time and money and turn you into a total pro!

But first, learn where to buy flowers, everything you need to know about Trader Joe’s flowers and find a flower vase for every occasion!

You can even learn how to revive wilted hydrangea! They are one of my favorite blooms to use in the fall and this tip has saved me so many times.

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20 Fall Centerpieces

Luckily for you, I think you’ll find inspiration for every occasion this fall! Gather your autumn bounty and let’s get started!

Mini Pumpkin Table Runner

Branches and Berries

Everyday Centerpiece

Learn how to create an everyday centerpiece from your own back yard that will last weeks! I’ve designed a number… Read More



Rustic Bowl Centerpiece

Dried Corn Centerpiece

DIY Dried Corn Centerpiece

Learn how to make an incredibly simply dried corn centerpiece. Next time you see this seasonal bounty at the stores or your local pumpkin patch, grab some and create a beautiful look for Thanksgiving!  Read More



Apple Centerpiece

Vegetable Table Runner

Friendsgiving Ideas

You don’t have to know how to arrange flowers or be an event planner to host a fun and beautiful… Read More



Fruit Centerpiece on a Tray

Taper Candle Centerpiece

How to Make a Centerpiece for a Long Table

Learn how to arrange small vases and candlesticks down the center of your table for a romantic look for simple entertaining. A low centerpiece is so easy for guests to enjoy, and creates an intimate, charming look for everyone to admire! Read More



Wheat Sheaf Centerpiece

Wheat Sheaf

Learn how to make a beautiful wheat sheaf for fall, in just minutes! A wheat sheaf is a classic and timeless addition for anywhere in your home – think front door, dining room table centerpiece, and so much more. Read More



Rustic Orange Centerpiece

Mandarin Orange Centerpiece

Combine the beauty of vibrant orange clementines with a little greenery, pinecones and candles, and you’ve got the easiest long-lasting centerpiece. Our mandarin orange centerpiece adds easy-going charm to any fall or winter event!  Read More



Last Minute Centerpiece

Antler Centerpiece

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Need a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, but short on time? Check out this DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece that I made from items I found around my house!  Read More



Heirloom Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece

Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece

Check out my tips for this affordable, charming and easy pumpkin centerpiece. It’s the best of both worlds – fresh flowers and a fabulous heirloom pumpkin!  Read More



Eucalyptus Vase Centerpiece


It’s not just the charming, faded silvery color of the leaves, or the soothing fragrance. Learn why fresh eucalyptus (specifically, silver dollar eucalyptus and seeded eucalyptus) should make their way into your home, your flower vases, and your heart!  Read More



Woodland Fall Floral Centerpieces

Woodland Floral Arrangements

Get the quick, inexpensive tutorial to create your own woodland floral arrangements. Use grocery store flowers with rustic, forest-inspired elements that will bring any event to life!  Read More



Neutral Fall Centerpiece

More Fall Centerpieces

Here are a few more favorite images to inspire your fall centerpieces!

A fall centerpiece made of heirloom pumpkins on a farm table.
Elegant Thanksgiving table setting with fall centerpieces and wine glasses.

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  1. Hi, Julie. I am the editor/publisher of my community’s newsletter (Mariemont Town Crier), and we just started a home column with a wide variety of topics surrounding the home. Our writer loves your blog, and in our upcoming November issue on Holiday Decor, she refers to your blog and idea for a “changeable” fall-to-holiday centerpiece. We would love to include a photo of your apple-to-pumpkin centerpiece, and would include a credit to you/your blog. Could we have your permission and the credit copy as you would like it to appear under the photo? And if approved, could you send me a .jpg or .png of that centerpiece – I don’t seem to see it in the Sept. 2020 blog post about centerpieces. Our November publication is currently in the layout stage, so if you could respond this week, that would be terrific. If you’d like to see our most recent (Oct.) issue, here is a link: https://issuu.com/mariemonttc/docs/oct_21_towncrier_online. Thank you so much!

    1. Hello,
      Unfortunately, that image is not available to be licensed for print at this time. Thanks so much for your inquiry!