DIY Fall Decor – A Beautiful and Frugal 10-minute Project

Are you looking for an easy and affordable centrepiece to add to your DIY Fall Decor? This 10 minute fall centrepiece is so easy to do with our quick and easy tutorial!

Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. I have been drooling over all the great fall decor ideas over on HomeBNC and I thought it was about time I give my own DIY Fall Decor Project a go! The following project is as easy as they come. I whipped this up in 10 minutes time including the time it took me to dig through my ribbon stash!

DIY Fall Decor Focal Piece Supplies

  • ribbon
  • metal vase with burlap lace trim
  • cattails
  • a pin
  • a short piece of thin ribbon or string

Choosing my vase for my fall decor project

I already made this vase for a piece in my kitchen home decor a while back. I used this tutorial from HGTV to make my new galvanized metal look old. The results had me floored and I tried it on any galvanized metal I could find hahaha.

To finish my vase off I added some burlap and lace trim to the top of the bucket. I use this vase to hold some DIY cotton branches I made.

Picture frame lantern tutorial

Its sweet farmhouse perfection for my kitchen decor and I display it alongside my Picture Frame Lantern. This is the vase that we will use to make today’s DIY fall decor centrepiece.

Making my DIY ribbon bow!

If you read my Farmhouse Christmas Wreath post then you know I struggle with bows. Making my Christmas Wreath I came up with the most simple bow that literally takes just a few minutes to make! It’s so easy even I can make it haha!

Check out our Facebook Live video on how to make your own ribbon bow!

How to make the Easiest Bow Ever!

Hey guys, I want to show you how to make the easiest bow ever! This is the same bow I used in my fall decor project new on the blog this week and my Christmas Window Wreath! Here is a link to our fall decor project and I will drop a link to our Christmas post in the comments! https://www.theoldsummershome.com/diy-fall-decor-a-beautiful-and-frugal-10-minute-project/

Posted by The Old Summers Home on Saturday, September 14, 2019

Once your bow is finished go ahead and pin it to your burlap lace trim in the centre of your vase top rim. I chose to pin mine so I can revert back to my original piece of kitchen decor after fall.

Attach fall coloured bow with pin to burlap lace trim of DIY decor centrepiece vase #DIYFallDecorCentrepiece

Fill your DIY Centrepiece with Cattails!

In all honesty, you can fill your vase with any fall decor branches you may have. I happen to have some cattails on hand so that is what I used for this fall decor project.

Stagger heights of the cattails on a flat surface.

Simply lay your cattails out on a flat surface so that you can stagger the heights of each.

Fold ends up and back down of your cattails to add to your DIY Fall Decor centrepiece. #DIYFallDecor

Next, fold the ends of your cattails approximately halfway up, determine this length by using the height of the vase for measurement. Lastly, fold the half down to the bottom like shown in the image above.

Fill vase one by one with folded cattails to fill your DIY Fall Decor centrepiece.

Place them one by one into your rustic vase at different angles so the bent ends fill out the bottom.

Mine was a bit too full so I simply used a thin piece of ribbon to lightly tie them below the rim of my rustic vase so that it is out of sight.

Are you looking for an easy and affordable centrepiece to add to your DIY Fall Decor? This 10 minute fall centrepiece is so easy to do with our quick and easy tutorial!

Enjoy your DIY Fall Decor Centrepiece!

That is all there is to creating this beautiful frugal DIY fall decor centrepiece.

Before you go we also have another Fall Decor post that you will love!

Head on over to our 5 most popular Fall Quotes and learn how to craft with them to create beautiful DIY fall decor! If you sign up for our newsletter below you will receive our 5 FREE Fall Quote SVG designs right in your inbox!

Thanks so much for coming to our DIY Fall Decor Centrepiece Tutorial! I hope it inspires you to invite Fall into your home this year! I know I’m trying very hard to accept this inevitable weather change haha!

Until next time;

Jenn Summers

The Old Summers Home

10 thoughts on “DIY Fall Decor – A Beautiful and Frugal 10-minute Project

  1. Lisa says:

    I definitely need help making bows, so I will look for your tutorial. I will also be on the lookout for fall branches and other material in our yard so I can try this. Thanks for the idea!

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