Looking for a quick and easy idea to decorate your table for fall? Create easy fall table decor with pumpkins as a quick centerpiece. Use vintage items like a grain sack and breadboard to add volume to your fall table decoration. Pumpkins are the perfect accessories for your fall home decor.
Who doesn’t decorate with pumpkins in the fall? You can go totally overboard and add pumpkins everywhere, or you can make a super easy and quick centerpiece in 15 minutes and call it a day.
Super Easy Fall Table Decor With Pumpkins
I love decorating for fall. I also like to go for easy DIY fall decorations I can pull together in an afternoon. My fall table decor with pumpkins fits that idea perfectly because it was super easy to create. One large heirloom pumpkin as a focal point, and a few smaller painted pumpkins for fun scattered on the table.
I anchored the centerpiece on a vintage breadboard. It serves as a tray to hold a small collection of fall accessories together.
Another star on this fall table is a vintage grain sack runner. It gives instant rustic glam to my table and was such an easy DIY project.
Click for more info on homemade beads tea trivet
I had a lucky find the other day. I found a couple of vintage grain sacks in great condition. The sacks are obviously very old, but the wear and tear seem to be minimal.
Minimal is also the work I put in to turn these antique grain sacks into a table runner for my fall table.
Most grain sacks are basically one long piece of fabric with side seams. It is very uncommon for them to have a bottom seam.
Related Reading: How to Decorate for Fall with Vintage Accessories
How to Make a Table Runner From a Vintage Grain Sack
Turning an old grain sack into a table runner usually only requires picking the side seam and ironing out the bottom crease.
That’s it: from grain sack to grain sack table runner in a flash.
With a nice table runner like this, fall decorating becomes very easy (and I love me some easy fall decorating!). My no-sew grain sack runner is dressing up my newly painted farmhouse table. The runner provides the perfect backdrop for some scattered fall decorations. With a great base like that, it is best to keep the rest of the decor pretty laid back. After all, we want that grain sack runner to shine.
Related Reading: Inexpensive and Easy Fall Decorating Ideas
Easy Pumpkins Table Decor Idea
My pumpkin table decor is centered around the big heirloom pumpkin I found at a local farm. I love the soft, muted color of this grey-green pumpkin.
I choose to let it be the star of my simple fall table decor with pumpkins.
I placed it on a breadboard to anchor it and define a space around it. A few twigs with berries and a mini antler emphasize the fall mood I am going for.
That same vintage breadboard was an important part of my farmhouse fall mantel, it provided the perfect layered background then.
Scattered on the table are small painted white pumpkins, candlesticks, and little votive holders with a burlap wrap, as well as some fresh flowers.
The grain sack runner keeps it all together and adds its own special rustic flair to this fall table.
Related Reading: 50+ Fall Table Decorating Ideas
The breadboard was another recent thrifting find, I had been on the lookout for breadboards for some time now, and then I found two in one week, go figure. I have hit a dry spell again, though. Pity because I definitely have room for more vintage breadboards in my life. Hoping to score a round one next.
Related Reading: Fall Table Setting in Green and White
Related Reading: Fall Decor with Vintage Mustard Jar
PS Do you spot that green glass fall decor in the background? If you want a closer look, you can find my vintage glass jars fall decoration here.
So are you still in a fall mood? Got the pumpkins still out? Or have you started decorating for Christmas, for real?
And what do you think about my grain sack table runner? Great find that one, isn’t it?
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.