Fall Table Centerpiece

What’s up guys?!  Happy Friday!

With the official first day of Fall coming, I thought it was time to break out the Fall decor!  It is my very favorite season to decorate for!  I made a fall centerpiece for my dining table.  This took me less than 1 nap time to complete… I had the whole thing done in under an hour!

Here is how it turned out…

Many of you that frequent Shanty2Chic know how much I love a good box.  I like to build them for lots of things!  Here is another one to add to the list;-)…

You will need 2 boards for this project…

1 – 2x8x8

1 – 1x6x8

Total cost for wood is right around $12… If you build like me, you probably have some scraps laying around that would make this project free!

I started by making 3 cuts. I cut the 1×6 into 2- 32″ pieces for my sides, and the 2×8 into a 32″ piece as well for my base.  You can use a simple $10 wood hand saw from Home Depot for this!  It would only take just a minute or 2 and a little elbow grease to make the cuts.

I used Gorilla Wood glue and finish nails for the rest.  Here is how I attached the sides to the base…

Now to close off your ends.  I used the rest of the 1×6 to cut 2 pieces that were each 8.75″ long.

Add a little Gorilla Wood glue…

That’s it!  How easy is that??  I stained the whole piece with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut to match my new sideboard I built

I also added a couple of cute $2 knobs I found at Hobby Lobby to the ends just because!

I put some candles into mason jars and bought some gourds to fill mine up!

I love the result…


Hope you like it!

If you do, I would love some pins and shares below!  Have an awesome weekend!!!



  1. Kerry Dalton Sundahl on October 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Can you tell me the finished dimensions of yours? I followed your directions, but mine seems so much bigger than your.

  2. Karen Berg on January 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I see lots of versions of these, but your directions are the easiest to follow. Thank you! I am making these for a painting workshop I am teaching tomorrow night and sharing on my FB page!

  3. Tina Warren on September 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you for the fantastic idea. I absolutely had to try it.

  4. Noah Ribaric on March 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Love it. I had some salvaged hardware from library cart drawers, so that’s exactly what I turned mine into. (Don’t judge my choice in books, please.) I can’t wait to make a few more.

  5. Nicole Snead on December 3, 2012 at 12:28 am

    This turned out beautifully! Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

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