Table centerpieces are so enjoyable to design in the fall. Let me show you how to create your own using an old wooden toolbox in 5 easy steps.
You may also enjoy Vintage Market Days Fall 2022 Vermont.
1. A Vintage Toolbox & Forage
Last year while out “Thrifting with the Gals” I picked up this vintage wooden toolbox.
You may enjoy the first post with this toolbox, Vintage Toolbox Centerpiece. And this really large toolbox I also found while out thrifting in the snow in this post, Thrifted Wooden Toolbox Centerpiece.
You can find similar old toolboxes at flea markets, antique shops, second-hand shops, thrift stores, country stores, etc… Here are a few I saw on Etsy for you to shop:
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Gather up your favorite fall clippings from around your yard, a hike in the woods, or pick up a few at your local shopping outlets.
Today, I’m using winterberries, maple leaf branches, corn husks, and my favorite, apples!
2. Winterberry Clippings
I started creating today’s fall centerpiece with clipped backyard winterberry branches in the bottom of this vintage wooden toolbox.
I love winterberry. The green leaves and red berries are perfect for both fall and winter decorating. They are colorful and festive. And as an FYI, winterberry will dry quickly if not placed in water, Mine are not in water today as an FYI.
3. Add Colorful Fall Leaves
Next, I added a few colorful branches of maple leaves that I collected on a hike last week.
They are a bit dry and wilted, but it’s fall!
Dry and crunchy is A-Ok! And the more the better!
You may also enjoy the post, Picturesque Table Setting with Autumn Mountain Views.
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I like to add apples to EVERYTHING in the fall. The vibrant red color of this fabulous autumn fruit makes any centerpiece, table, or kitchen counter warm and inviting.
I simply balanced a few apples around the top of the vintage toolbox.
You may also enjoy the post, Set the Table with Vintage Autumn Warmth.
Oh, wouldn’t this vintage toolbox look fantastic filled with just apples?
It would certainly hold a lot of apples!
5. Corn Husks
Corn husks are so fall-inspiring too. I grabbed a couple of dark red corns at a market on my way back from Maine after a weekend family wedding.
The dark rich color matches beautifully with the winterberry and apple combination.
Oh and meet my little helper, Ella.
Always looking on…
Watch my recent video for a little chuckle at the end…
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