This post is about a Vintage Inspired DIY Fall Centerpiece.

You asked for simple, no fuss, easy to recreate DIYs.

I promise you, that’s what we  are creating today with this fall centerpiece.

You can do this. We can do it together. They won’t be identical, but you will create a vintage inspired DIY Fall Centerpiece you will be proud to have in your home.

White pumpkins and blue hydrangea in flower arrangment

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 Vintage Inspired DIY Fall Centerpiece

What You Need:

  • vintage pottery – or container of choice
  • floral foam
  • glue gun
  • 3 focal flowers – hydrangea and 3 fall colored peonies
  • faux fall colored leaves
  • curly willow stems – or any small branches
  • fall filler – 1 stem with several branches
  • small velvet pumpkins (stem to take apart)
Vintage Aqua Pottery and Fall Foliage

Vintage Haeger Pottery Container

The soft pastel shades of vintage pottery are really catching my eye lately. I’ve always had a small collection of the planters in the aqua and green shades. But, with recently bringing out all my pastel crystal the various pieces of vintage pastel pink, blue, and even yellow dishes, have jumped out at me in the antique malls.

For this simple fall centerpiece, I chose a vintage container that may have contained a flower arrangement several decades ago. It is the softest shade of  aqua.

How to Create a Fall Centerpiece

Hot Glue and Floral Foam to Secure the Flowers

I used only a very small amount of hot glue to hold the floral foam in place. The floral arrangement will not be very tall, so a little glue is all that’s needed to secure the flowers.

Vintage Pottery and Glue Gun

Order for Placing the Flowers

A video tutorial on the popular “thriller filler spiller” , flower arrangement process lives over on my YouTube Channel. You can see that HERE.

Vintage Inspired DIY Fall Flower Arrangement – Thriller Flower

Hydrangeas are to fall as Peonies are to Spring, or at least that’s how I see it. There are gorgeous faux hydrangeas out there to purchase. I’ve taught you to purchase the bushes of flowers when it’s possible, and cut them apart. It’s typically cheaper than buying individual stems. But, I understand that sometimes the individual stem is so spectacular that you just go for it. That’s your business.

Fall Flower Arrangement

Place them in the arrangement first, creating the frame work, or outline. I then added the fall colored peonies.

Vintage Inspired DIY Fall Centerpiece – Filler

Faux maple leaves, curly willow branches, and dried statice picks were all placed in the arrangement in this phase. I just packed them all in and around the three focal hydrangeas as you can see here. I used 3 large maple leaves, 3 statice picks, and 3 curly willow sticks.

Fall Hydrangea Flower Arrangement

Vintage Inspired DIY Fall Centerpiece – Spiller

About the spiller…. you can see in the supplies photo that I intended to use some soft golden colored silver dollar branches as filler. Now you see it.

DIY Fall Centerpiece

And, now you don’t. They were removed before the photo shoot, as I didn’t think the arrangement needed them. I pulled some of the hydrangea over the edge to create a similar look, and thought that looked great.

White Kitchen with Fall Decor
Fall Hydrangea and Maple Leaves in Vintage Container

I had all of these items on hand. As you’ve noticed through the years, I re-use a lot of my stems from year to year. I rarely make any permanent arrangements. Change is my middle name, right next to Nell! I hope you give it a try.

Enjoy Today!
Love y’all,

Lori Nell

Guide to Making a Fall Centerpiece with Hydrangea

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