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.
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.
Add Small Clay Pots for Candleholders
Next, determine how many candles you wish to add to the centerpiece.
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.
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.
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.
- Use unfinished wooden candle holders. You can use the same white wash technique on these.
- These wooden tea light candle holders.
- You can used thrifted candle sticks.
- Simple Brass Candlesticks like these
- Inexpensive tapered candlestick holders
- Glass Tealight Candleholders.
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.
Fall Sunflower Centerpiece
Now, you are ready to decorate your table with the rustic sunflower centerpiece made from pinecone flowers.
The Taupe root candles work great in the clay pots.
The Sunflower Centerpiece, made with pinecones and reclaimed wood, makes for a lovely, rustic fall tablescape.
I hope you enjoyed this unique centerpiece idea.
See all Supplies and Resources Below
More Fall Cottage Core & Centerpiece Ideas
- Stunning Basket Centerpiece Ideas
- 11 Table Centerpiece Ideas For Fall
- DIY Sunflower Wreath with Pinecones
- How To Make A Leaf Table Runner
- DIY Fall Wreath with Rusty Tin Cans
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