Learn how easy it is to create this pretty wooden dough bowl centerpiece for your fall tablescape or any time of year.
This antique dough bowl is great for displaying decorative items no matter what season. It's a round rustic dough bowl. You might see them in various sizes at an antique or thrift shop. In fact, often you will find a long dough bowl with a rounded rectangular shape.
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I picked this one up at an antique store many years ago. I've used it a few times as a centerpiece such as an Easter centerpiece but this one is going to be used for the entire fall season including Thanksgiving. However, I do think you could use this vintage dough bowl for any occasion.
Making a Fall Dough Bowl Centerpiece
Start with placing some sand or any material that you have that's similar in the bottom of the bowl. I'm using some ground walnut shells that I had in my craft stash.
Other Leveling Material Ideas
- Dried Beans
- Ground Coffee
- Small Gravel or Pebbles
- Rice or Seeds
This allows you to set candles on top at a level where they all fit snug and sturdy.
It looks pretty already. Can you see how this could be used anywhere at any time? And, you don't need to keep it in the dining room. Use it on a coffee table in the living room, or as part of a vignette on a console table.
I used a pretty plaid scarf in autumn colors to set under the dough bowl centerpiece on our dining table. Then I placed some other fall decorations including faux pumpkins, pine cones, and some of my yarn pumpkins on both sides. Other options to consider are mini white pumpkins, faux leaves, gourds, acorns, or fall apples.
Overall I think this large dough bowl filled with candles makes a beautiful centerpiece. Surrounded with colorful fall decorations gives our table just enough color to balance the otherwise neutral decor. However, you could fill it with anything or surround it with other natural elements for any holiday. It really makes seasonal decorating a cinch.
Wooden Dough Bowl Centerpiece
- Round antique dough bowl
- Ground walnut shells or sand
- White pillar candles in varying heights
- Place some ground walnuts or sand in the bottom of your dough bowl. About an inch thick.
- Set white pillar candles in varying heights in the sand making sure that they are sturdy and upright.
- Set the bowl on any table and add to your dough bowl decor with additional seasonal decorations around it.
- Light the candles whenever you want that intimate cozy feeling.