12 Crafty Ideas for DIY Table Centerpieces

Updated: Nov. 10, 2023

You don't have to spend a lot on decor. Look through these DIY table centerpieces to find something that's stunning.

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Vintage natural wood centerpiece
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Enchanted Forest

Once upon a time, we decided to bring the outdoors in by using a natural wood slab as the base for some dreamy decor. Add dainty blossoms in antique mason jars along with vintage gold accents to round off this storybook-style centerpiece.

We think these dainty tea party recipes make the perfect pairing.

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Tropical Touch

Feeling fruity? Hollow out the core of a pineapple to turn this summer citrus into a paradise-worthy planter. Pick blooms to match, in shades of bright pink, coral and golden yellow.

Bonus: Save the pineapple’s scooped-out center to make one of these tasty tropical treats.

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Bright Whites

This cozy centerpiece has us dreaming of a white Christmas—just like these recipes. Just arrange a cluster of candles on a pretty platter, then nestle strands of wooden beads around the base. If you’re decorating for the holidays, stand an evergreen branch behind the candles for all the festive feels.

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Girly Gourd

Move over, Pumpkin Spice Latte! We found an even better way to enjoy our favorite fall squash: painted a chic shade of cream and set atop a classy cake stand, of course. Fill it with pink and white roses and eucalyptus branches for the most Pinterest-worthy pumpkin we’ve ever seen.

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Poured Planter

For a centerpiece that Joanna Gaines would definitely approve of, make your own trendy tray out of distressed concrete. Embellish it with industrial handles and fresh greenery for a result that nails the modern farmhouse look, then put out a plate of Joanna’s famous biscuits for some Southern-style snacking.

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Pretty In Paint

Channel your inner artist with this bohemian centerpiece, inspired by one from Anthropologie. DIY it for a fraction of the cost by swirling paint around the inside of glass jars to create a hand-dipped look. For an extra-whimsical feel, choose mismatched jars in all different shapes and sizes.

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Stylish Citrus

Orange you glad this tasty tower made the list? After all, you only need a foam cone, a bag of mini mandarins, kale and toothpicks to make an effortlessly elegant centerpiece. If you have any leftover oranges, use them to whip up one of these recipes starring the juicy fruit.

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Cute Carton

Think outside the flowerpot with this delicate decor made from empty eggshells. Recycle the carton into a pretty planter, then set soft spring stems inside the shells. Don’t let those eggs go to waste, either! Use them for tomorrow morning’s breakfast with one of these delicious egg dishes.

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Vintage Vibes

Nothing says autumn more than deep, rich hues like burgundy, plum and navy. Combine them in this seasonal centerpiece, complete with mini white pumpkins and copper candle holders. Nestle in sprigs of bright berries and a smattering of fresh figs for the final fall touches.

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Multicolored Masterpiece

Your guests may not taste the rainbow, but they will see it with this bevy of bright blooms. Get creative and add other artsy accents in similar shades, too, like dyed eggs around Easter or glass bowls filled with painted seashells during the summer.

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Spooky Chic

Decorate if you dare with this creepy-cute table decor, perfect for a murder mystery party or other fright night festivity. Start with a wire bowl atop an old candelabra, then drape it with wispy webs, chunky gems and dark fall flowers. Serve one of these hauntingly good Halloween recipes to match the mysterious mood.

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Mixed Metals

When it comes to textures and tones, the more the merrier if you want a quirky yet contemporary table-topper. This one from Homey Oh My combines some of our current top trends (marble! copper! turquoise!) in a way that complements, instead of clashes. The best part? The tray is a lazy Susan, so it’s fashionable and functional.