DIY Fall Centerpiece Box

Looking for a SUPER easy centerpiece box for your seasonal table decorations? I’ll show you how to make this DIY wooden centerpiece box from one board!

Pinterest graphic for fall wooden centerpiece box

It is officially fall!! And I have like zero fall decoration in my house. *face palm* Seriously. I admit that I am an awful seasonal decorator.


Honestly, it’s hard enough for me to decorate for “all year”…let’s not even try the whole “change it up for every season and holiday” thing.  Luckily, my sister is good at that kind of thing so I will show you how she decorated her new fall dining table centerpiece box 🙂


And I’ll show you how easy it is to build your own below!


PSSSST! For more easy centerpiece ideas, check out a few of these fun pieces:

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For this DIY Centerpiece Box, You Will Need:

  • (1) 1x6x8 board
  • Wood Glue
  • Nail Gun (OR you can use a hammer and some small trim nails)
  • Saw (any saw that can cut a straight line will work…I prefer a miter saw)

Step 1: Cut Boards to Length

Cut your 1×6 board into the following pieces:

  • (3) @ 28 1/2″ long
  • (2) @ 4 3/4″ long
Boards cut for centerpiece box

Step 2: Assemble Centerpiece Box

Using wood glue and a nail gun, assemble the three 28 1/2″ long pieces into a “U” shaped like shown so that the bottom piece is “sandwiched” between the side pieces.

Using nail gun to assemble centerpiece box sides
Wooden centerpiece box sides and bottom attached

A few nails per side should be plenty.


Then, place the two 4 3/4″ pieces in the ends of the centerpiece box and nail in place.

Unfinished wooden centerpiece box

Step 3: Finish and Decorate

Wipe away any glue squeeze out and sand well. Then apply a stain or paint as desired.


And that’s it! This is so simple, you guys. By the way, you can use 1x4s instead of 1x6s for a shorter and narrower box.

Easy one board DIY fall centerpiece box stained on workbench

I used Minwax Provincial wood stain in case you were wondering 🙂


Then, I gave the box to my sister and she worked her magic. Some dollar store leaves, a few candles, and some pumpkins and what do you know? It’s suddenly fall!! And on the cheap, too. Look at this centerpiece box!

How to make a gorgeous fall centerpiece box in just minutes!
Close up of fall centerpiece box with candles and pumpkins
Close up of corner of centerpiece box on dining table with leaves and pumpkins

This is such an easy project and makes such a statement–for fall or anytime of the year, really!!

Vertical centerpiece box with pumpkins, candles and leaves for fall

These also make really great inexpensive, homemade gift ideas! Christmas will be here before you know it *wink wink*


Until next time, happy building 🙂

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