Fall DIY Decor: Salvaged Wood Centerpieces

As the warm weather comes to a close and the leaves begin to fall, apple cider donuts and pumpkin spice lattes aromatize the autumnal breeze. The cool weather, sweet smells, and blurs of orange and red trees remind us of the upcoming holidays and celebrations to come. This DIY craft is great for getting into the fall spirit and is the perfect way to make your holiday celebration meaningful, creative, and festive! If you have children, this is a great way to get them involved in decorating for the holidays and showcasing their artwork on the dinner table for friends and family to admire. Read on to learn about what materials are needed and how to create this beautiful centerpiece!


-planks of scrap wood (sizes will vary)
-paint brushes
-Mod Podge (optional)
-leaves, flowers, etc. to decorate (optional)
-hot glue



Step 1. Assemble planks of wood in any order you like, and then hot glue gun the planks together









Step 2. Paint a base coat and let dry









Step 3. While waiting for the paint to dry, make sure to dry the leaves, flowers, etc. (if you decide to mod podge them) before fully applying to the wood









Step 4. Decorate your planks of wood by either painting or drawing them….







or mod podge them with leaves, like this one!









Step 5: Place finished décor on a coffee table, dining table, or mantle piece as a fall decoration and enjoy!









Once completed, play around with how you want to display these centerpieces. You can place tea lights, salt and pepper shakers, flowers, and even hot dishes on these DIY centerpieces. Enjoy and good luck!

Make sure to check out all of our creative reuse projects for even more ideas! And stop by EcoBuilding Bargains to get supplies.

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