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Easy DIY Sunflower Centerpiece with Pinecones and Reclaimed Wood

Are you a fan of sunflowers? Wait until you see this unique sunflower centerpiece crafted from pinecones and reclaimed wood. The rustic pinecone flowers are perfect for fall decorating but will work with your kitchen decor year-round.

This easy DIY project is perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of rustic charm to their home.

With just a few simple materials, you can create a stylish and unique centerpiece. The best part is, it’s so easy that even beginners can do it! So join the cottage-core trend and craft your own unique, inexpensive fall decor by following these simple instructions.

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Crafting Sunflowers from Pinecones

The first step to making a sunflower centerpiece is to craft several sunflowers from foraged pinecones.

You can use a variety of pinecone sizes to make this craft.

Cut the pinecones into two or three pieces and paint them to resemble sunflowers.

You can see the full tutorial and all the details to craft the pinecones on How To Craft a Stunning Sunflower Wreath. Most of the pinecones I use today are leftover from the DIY wreath project.

Gather Supplies for A Sunflower Centerpiece

After you have several pinecone flowers assembled, it’s time to gather your supplies.

First, determine the length of your centerpiece and look for a piece of reclaimed or new wood for the base. You may need to cut the board to the correct size with a miter saw.

I am using a piece of shiplap that we saved from our beach cottage remodel.

I’ll share the complete list of supplies and links at the end of the post for your convenience.

supplies to make a DIY sunflower centerpiece using pinecones and reclaimed shiplap wood.

Assemble Sunflower Centerpiece

The first thing I did was add self-adhesive felt pads to the bottom of the reclaimed shiplap board at each corner. This will help protect the table from scratches and allow the centerpiece to slide across the table easily.

Use self-adhesive felt pads on the bottom of the wooden board to make centerpiece.

Add Small Clay Pots for Candleholders

Next, determine how many candles you wish to add to the centerpiece.

I used five small 2″ clay pots as candleholders for this project. My pots had previously been whited washed with white chalk paint.

Just randomly bush over the pots with a light coat of paint.

Once the paint is dry, align the pots on the shiplap board and determine placement.

Attach white washed clay pots to the reclaimed wooden board to make pinecone flower art for centerpiece

To ensure a strong hold, begin with E6000 glue around the bottom edge of the pots and follow that with a bead of hot glue.

The hot glue will allow the pots to adhere quickly to speed up the assembly. Hold the pot in position until the hot glue is dry.

Insider Tip

There are several options for adding the candleholders to the centerpiece. I chose the clay pots because I had several available and didn’t need to make a purchase.

Here are a few options you may want to consider.

Add Pinecone Flowers To The Reclaimed Shiplap

Once the pots are in place, you can add the pinecone flowers to your centerpiece.

I added all the sunflowers around the clay pots to determine placement before gluing them in place.

Once you are happy with the design, begin to glue each sunflower with a hot glue gun.

Hold the flowers in place until the hot glue sets.

To avoid nasty finger burns, use finger protectors.

Continue to work around each clay pot until the entire board is filled with sunflowers made from pinecones.

Surround the clay pots with DIY Pinecone flowers for a Sunflower Centerpiece made with pinecones.

Fall Sunflower Centerpiece

Now, you are ready to decorate your table with the rustic sunflower centerpiece made from pinecone flowers.

Begin by adding candles to the clay pots. You can use real root candles like these or, if you prefer, battery-operated taper candles.

The Taupe root candles work great in the clay pots.

Pinecone flower art -DIY sunflower centerpiece with clay pot candleholders for stunning rustic centerpieces.

The Sunflower Centerpiece, made with pinecones and reclaimed wood, makes for a lovely, rustic fall tablescape.

Sunflower Centerpiece with pinecone flowers for Sunflower Decoration for Kitchen this fall.

Leftover pinecone flower art enhances the amber dessert cups at each place setting. The dessert cups rest on vintage fall-inspired dishes that are reminiscent of Spode Thanksgiving Dinnerware.

Sunflower Centerpiece made with pinecone flowers and reclaimed wood for rustic fall decorating.

The Fall tablescape is filled with textures from pinecone flowers, linen napkins, gold cutlery, and woven charger plates. The candle centerpiece adds a warm, cozy glow to the entire space.

Fall Tablescape with sunflower centerpiece and pinecone flower art

I hope you enjoyed this unique centerpiece idea.

Pinecone Flower Centerpiece made with pinecones and reclaimed shiplap wooden board for rustic decor.


Craft Paint Colors – Marigold, Deep Ochre, Raw Umber

Small Clay Pots with White Chalk Paint

See all Supplies and Resources Below

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a spirit of simplicity

Monday 25th of September 2023

This is very pretty. I have a few driftwood boards that I found on the beach near my house that would work perfectly.


Tuesday 26th of September 2023

Oh that would be amazing. Thanks for stopping by.

Rachel-The Antiqued Journey

Friday 22nd of September 2023

This is adorable, Rachel! What a super fun and creative way to use free items from nature! Those copper colored candles look so pretty in those pots, too. Pinned!


Friday 22nd of September 2023

I really appreciate your comments. Thank you for stopping by.


Friday 22nd of September 2023

Popping back in to say I had trouble pinning. I'll try again later today.

Brad Harper

Friday 22nd of September 2023

Cindy, Let me know if you can't get it to work.


Friday 22nd of September 2023

Absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing it with us on Farmhouse Friday. I am always excited to see what you've created. Featuring it this weekend! pinned

Brad Harper

Friday 22nd of September 2023

Cindy, You are so sweet. Thank you.

Wendy McMonigle

Thursday 14th of September 2023

Love this darling idea! thanks for the inspiration.


Thursday 14th of September 2023

Wendy, Thank you so much.