Christmas is my most favorite holiday but Fall is my favorite season to decorate for. The warm tones, the pumpkins that can be colored and styled in 120934 different ways, the inviting season, the slightly cooler weather with no harsh cold fronts (Florida life) and pumpkin spice makes it easily a favorite season for decorating and entertaining. Most are pulling out their fall decor now as we approach the first official day of the season this weekend and some are ready to dive into Halloween decor. Truth zone, I don’t love Halloween and don’t decorate for it. I have hosted a small Halloween soiree and of course decorated that but I don’t typically showcase the holiday in our home… I just soak up the toddler and baby Halloween costumes and consume all the candy. When I decided to decorate for Fall it was just 2 days before a huge hurricane hit Florida but I needed the pleasant distraction. The main fall decorative piece in our dining and living area is a gold stand filled with all things of the season. When I shared this 3-tier centerpiece on Instagram I was shocked by how many people enjoyed it and more so by how many people private messaged me asking how I created it. Clustered decorating (some term it busy) isn’t something I do often but it comes naturally for me. I would do more of it if there weren’t 2 littles running around ready to take pretty full arrangements apart. wink Below you’ll find all the details on how to create a simple 3-tiered centerpiece for fall. Happy entertaining and Fall decorating!
Here’s my how-to on creating a simple 3-tier fall centerpiece without overthinking the details.
- Just roll with it. Pull out all your tiny, small and medium sized decor pieces and start placing them anywhere you see fit on a 3-tier stand. There’s not a set ratio pattern to follow although I prefer to even out the 3-tier by placing some clusters on opposite sides of the previous tier.
- Add in your favorites. My centerpiece has pieces of broken garland and sprays which you can easily spot in the craft stores, succulents because succulents, tiny apples, a variety of pumpkin styles, squash, pine cones, votive glasses and fancy cloth napkins. Other items you could add in include a coffee mug, candles and fancy cutlery (gold cutlery is a pretty option).
- Start with one tier and before you tweak it to perfection add decor to the following tiers. Add in your filler items (garland and tiny pieces) at the end to “fill in” your fall arrangement.
- Treat the centerpiece as a flower arrangement by adding and moving items around until you’re happy with the results.
- If you’re not game for a 3-tier stand consider using a cake stand with the focus being a large seasonal candle and building up around it. 3-tier stands tend to be affordable and this gold beauty I snagged at Hobby Lobby a few years back and it gets lots of use from season to season and for entertaining. You can see it filled with Halloween candy here.
- Use my centerpiece as a guide if you’re still hesitant on diving in.
- Have fun and send me photos when you’ve created your centerpiece. Use this for Fall and Thanksgiving!