How to make centerpieces

DIY Fall Centerpiece: Country Chic

country chic, dahlia centerpiece

Picture this DIY dahlia, river rock arrangement as your fall wedding centerpiece.  Rich fall hues, natural elements in a stylish arrangement.
Three products,’s silk dahlias, a square glass vase and river rocks keep it simple, natural yet fashionable.  Step up your country wedding, keep it fresh and current with this fall country chic look.




  1. Using floral wire cutters snip the stems of the medium and mini dahlias about 6 – 7” in length.(if you are using a 5” glass vase you want the flower heads to sit higher than the ridge of the vase)
  2. Fill your glass vase half full with river rocks.
  3. Start arranging several medium dahlia stems, enough to fill out the top of the vase.
  4. Once you are happy with the medium dahlias start to slide the mini dahlia stems in between the flower heads to finish filling out the arrangement.  Adding the mini dahlia stems last will allow them to rest just above the medium flower heads.
country chic, dahlia centerpiece


The square glass vase gives a modern look to this arrangement, with crisp, clean lines.  The pairing of soft, silk flowers and smooth, rounded river rocks are a bit different than your traditional floral arrangement keeping with the fresh look. has created another beautiful, easy fall arrangement with 3 products and 4 DIY steps.  The perfect fit for any level DIYer and budget wedding.

A touch of romance can be added with softly lit votive candles to accent the arrangement and a sprinkle of mini dahlia heads along the moss table runner.  Simple, natural, chic.

Fall Wedding Centerpiece: Gorgeous Dahlias

Fall Wedding Centerpiece, Dahlias

DIY Fall Wedding Idea

Create this gorgeous fall dahlia centerpiece.  Perfect for your fall wedding, an easy DIY wedding project and great for you budget brides.

Picture this beautiful silk flower arrangement at your reception; it is sure to make a statement. Deep rich tones of fall are captured in orange and plum, burgundy dahlia silk flowers; accented by by a burst of bright green in the moss balls and neutral earth tone of the grapevine balls.

The dahlia flowers paired with the moss and grapevine balls is a great example of a hot fall wedding trend, texture.  The smooth silk flower petals, the subdued coarseness of the moss and rigid, and the structure of the grapevine make this arrangement appealing to more than one sense.

The combination of rich fall colors and earth tones make this arrangement great for your rustic wedding or country wedding theme.

Create this Centerpiece in Under 5 minutes

2- 24” jumbo dahlia plum, burgundy
2 -20”orange dahlia with butterscotch hues
6 -4” grapevine balls
2 pks. –green moss balls (6 per pk.)
Floral wire cutters
available container or vase

Prep your flowers by removing the stems, to leave just the flower head. Snip the stem off with floral wire cutters just before it reaches the base of the flower bloom.

The only step left is to literally toss in all your materials.  Start with the the green moss balls and grapevine balls, tossing them together like you might a salad.  You want to achieve that effortless appearance that looks like they might have just fallen in that way.  Last add your bold, beautiful dahlia blooms. Let them settle and rest into the spaces between the moss and grapevine balls.

The key factor of this arrangement is the illusion of disarray.  You don’t want to put too much thought, or over think the arrangement of the dahlia flowers.  Don’t line them up or try and put them in a specific order, such as plum, orange, plum, orange.  Your end product should look as though everything just came together and happened to fall into place.

Why You Love this Fall Centerpiece

A beautiful fall wedding centerpiece, a simple DIY wedding project and now let’s sell you on the cost.  Make this dahlia fall wedding centerpiece for under $30 a piece.  The cost of the silk flowers, green moss balls and grapevine listed in the materials above is $29.70.  That is a price no budget bride could turn down. Cheap weddings ideas can save your budget, make them work with silk wedding flowers and by devoting a few minutes of your time for a quick DIY wedding project.

Ordinary Finds Turned Fabulous: Rustic Country Wedding Centerpieces

Mason Jars, metal watering cans, vintage tin buckets, garden pottery & rustic milk cans…repurposed and ready for your Country Chic Wedding! These simple & inexpensive containers can be turned into fabulous fall wedding centerpieces!

Doesn’t everyone have mason canning  jars in your basement or maybe Grandmas has some extras you can borrow?  We have paired them with our lovely premade bouquets and hand-tied both with natural raffia or would you prefer the simplicity in the bright sunny yellow Billy Buttons with colorful preserved moss?  Each one took minutes and the colors of the premade bouquets, moss, & raffia can be interchanged to fit your own wedding color palette.

Rusty metal gardening containers can be found in your garden shed or center.  Their rusty look has just the right patina to accent the bluish purple tones of silk or natural lavender.  Gather a cluster of your favorite silk flowers &  join them with lavender & you have made a simple vintage looking centerpiece in seconds.  This is also a perfect look for a Victorian themed wedding.

Last but not least, vintage buckets and milk cans, which can be found in any thrift or antique store, will be right back where they belong, in the barn!  These can be a little bit more pricey, but you can use just a few to accent the doorway for your grand entrance.  Gather premade bouquets, loose clusters of silk flowers, preserved or silk autumn leaves or even any natural branches, can be arranged to create a dramatic large show piece!  Stay tuned for all of our upcoming blog features on planning your Country Wedding!