Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece
Sep 072015

Although I love decorating for Fall and although I tend to go “all out” (as my husband so aptly points out to me), I don’t really like to spend a whole lot of money for Fall decorating. I love to get a Fall-themed home on a very minimal budget. And today I’d love to share with you an easy DIY that definitely screams “FALL” but really only cost me about $1 (since I had a few of the supplies on hand). If you had to buy everything yourself, this little project would probably set you back about $5… not too bad, right?! I’m all about budget decorating… and getting “the look” for less!

So here is my gorgeous new Centerpiece Arrangement of Fall Leaves and Branches! You will not believe how simple it was to whip this one together! I love to put on a good TV show (I’ve been into Housewives recently) and sit down with a craft project like this and just get lost in decorating and crafting and creating. And by the time the show is over (and I’ve satisfied my reality TV appetite), I’ve also created a fun little decor piece that I’m oh-so-proud of!

Here is a sneak peek at the finished piece!

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

tall container (the orange one I used I picked up from Dollar Tree)
floral moss
small pail or container to go inside the larger container
Fall-themed ribbon
twigs and branches (from the backyard)
plastic Fall leaves

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

1. I first inserted the small container into the larger one. This is to raise the “bottom” a bit, so the branches don’t fall all the way down and out of sight. If you have super long branches, you could skip this step. Otherwise, just use a small container you have around the house to prop up the bottom of your container.
Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

2. Cover with a thick layer of floral moss to conceal the inner container.
Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

3. Insert the branches into the container. Place them randomly throughout the container.
Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

4. Using hot glue, affix one or two leaves to each branch. I placed most of the leaves on the tips of the branches, but this process was mostly random- I like it this way!
Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

5. Finally, wrap a Fall-themed ribbon around the container and make a bow. Use a dab or two of hot glue to secure.
Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece

Voila! It’s such a cute addition to my Fall decor! I’m really happy with the way it turned out! In a few days, I’ll be sharing my Fall home tour that shows you all my Fall decorations throughout my living room, dining room, entryway, hallway and kitchen! So excited to share!

Want more Fall decorating ideas? There’s more to see!
Free Fall Printable

"Tis the Season" Fall Printable

“Tis the Season” Fall Printable

DIY Fall Wreath
DIY Happy Fall Wreath

DIY Happy Fall Wreath

Fall Decor Hacks

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 September 7, 2015  Posted by

48 Responses to “Fall DIY: Leaf & Branch Centerpiece”

  1. This is so cute! Adorable idea, perfect for fall! I’d love to do one with green leaves and dandelions or sunflowers for summer!

    Courtney//As We Stumble Along

    • EngineerMommy

      Yes, great idea! I love easy and quick crafts, and this one certainly fits the bill! Thanks for your comment, Courtney!

  2. Aww! This is so adorable! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. Love this. Great idea. And what a great collection of ideas. I’d love you to come over and share these at the Fabulous Fall Party.
    Come over any time and link all your Fall posts!
    Let’s Party!

  4. What a beautiful centerpiece! I might need to wait for a little longer for the leaves to change color here in California, haha.

  5. I’ve been decorating for fall this week, too. I love leaves and DIY fall projects. Fall is such a fun season.

  6. That Leaf & Branch Centerpiece came out so beautiful! I’m also up for a good DIY (especially when it comes to new decor!) <3

  7. fall is my favorite season to decorate for!!!! I just love fall colors :) this centerpiece is the cutest :) just love it!

  8. That’s great that it was only 5 bucks. I made my husband an LA Kings Hockey wreath, by the end of buying all the supplies for it, I spent $80 bucks. I couldn’t believe it. So crafts like this make me happy.

  9. You did a great job, I am loving the centrepeice! Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a cute idea that is. I don’t decorate inside for fall, but do put up a couple of things outside for Halloween.

  11. So beautiful DIY project! Fall is a fun season to try new DIY home decor ! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh, that is so pretty. I am having a get together next weekend and I definitely want to make one of these!

  13. I love Fall décor. Something about the warm and cozy feeling when you walk into a room . Just love it!

  14. I dont do decorations for the Fall but I love this idea. It looks like something I could actually quickly put together without too much trouble.

  15. You have got some really cute fall decor ideas here. I love it when you use what you have around your house and yard to decorate with.

  16. These look like great craft ideas for the fall season. I have so many branches and leaves around the house already that I think I could do the centerpiece without even having to run to the store – it would be a great look for a fall brunch buffet.

  17. What a cute an easy center piece! I love it and I love that you can get almost everything at the dollar store!

  18. I love that you are using real branches from your back yard. I understand why you are using fake leaves but if you waited a bit longer you might have been able to use real fall leaves that have fallen from the trees that are not brittle yet!

    • EngineerMommy

      Yes, I thought about using real leaves and decided to use the fake ones I had bought anyway! But this is definitely a good project to use real leaves, too! Thanks, Michele!

  19. Love DIY projects! I’ll keep this in mind for Autumn :) (its spring in aus) xx

  20. I love the look of branches used in a centerpiece.This post reminds me of the pussy willow tree we used to have in the backyard. We’d add some of the branches to centerpieces around the house. I loved touching them – they were so soft.

  21. I love easy DIY projects that come out great! We have some amazing foliage around here and I do things with the real leaves, but fake ones don’t have bugs on them – I think that’s a much better plan!

  22. Wow I’m really impressed by how great this looks! We recently moved to Florida and I find myself missing the fall colors, this is a great way to bring them inside.

  23. Thank you for this! I love the “tis the season” picture! It looks pretty simple, but will add a nice touch to our house! Anyway to get the fall theme going with a plaid couch? :/

  24. I’m always so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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