How to make a fall centerpiece with apples & hydrangeas for a simple fall tablescape. To make a DIY fall centerpiece, you need just a few things to get you started.
Traditional colors for a hydrangea centerpiece
When it comes to traditional colors for fall, we always think of colors from fall leaves, fall foliage, fruit like apples and pears, and vegetables like squash and pumpkins or gourds. But we used what we had on hand and in the yard for this hydrangea centerpiece.
Sometimes when you don’t have time to go out and buy something for a pretty fall table, you get creative and make something out of nothing. And the result is organic, beautiful, and practically free!
We are celebrating Madeline’s 28th birthday. I used old clay pots and clipped some hydrangeas with a little blush coloring. Blue hydrangeas would be eye-catching, or pink would work too.
I do love how the changing colors of the limelight hydrangeas blended with the terracotta pots.
Supplies for Fall Centerpiece
- 3-6 small/medium clay pots
- potting soil
- skewers or chopsticks
- copper candle holders
- Table linens in colors that coordinate with the organic material used (I used dark red linen napkins from Garnet Hill that I’ve used many times). You can see how I used them in this post and this one.
How I Made a Fall Centerpiece with Apples & Hydrangeas
- Clean the pots and fill them with garden soil, pea gravel, or sand.
- Clip hydrangeas and cut them so it sits on top of the pot with no stem showing.
- Then take a chopstick, insert it into the bottom of the apple, and cut to size once you’ve determined the length you need. Stick it into the bed of hydrangea petals and position it so that it’s sort of in the center.
- Place the pot on a clay saucer or small plate and arrange it down the center of your table. Make one, three, 10…it will take no time, and you have an almost free fresh organic centerpiece!
Some additional information for a variation on simple fall centerpiece ideas
If you find that you need to go out and buy some items, here are a few things to consider for your simple centerpiece decor ideas.
- If you have hydrangeas in any color, consider adding white pumpkins. This year, I hope I have some pink hydrangeas left in October to add mini pumpkins instead of apples.
- For a vase, you could use a tea cup, a glass or a small pot to hold blooms.
- You could also use repurposed jars with twine as simple vases.
- Add berries, small oranges, greenery, wheat, or other flora to make small centerpieces.
- What I love about florals and fruit is that the textures are very different and that adds some interest to your floral arrangements even if they are very simple like mine.
- I used potting soil as a base, but floral foam would work too.
Too simple or just right? My new theme! I’m all about making it simple, but beautiful!