If you’re looking for a tasteful, vintage-inspired way to brighten up your home, rustic wooden box centerpieces make a charming display from supplies that you might have lying around your house. The process is simple: start with a simple wooden box. Add some paint or a small decoration, or leave it plain. Arrange flowers, candles, jars, fake grass and twigs, stones, bottles, and other earthy decorations inside the box. Now you’ve got a beautiful rustic wooden box centerpiece that can liven up any room in your house. This project is quick and affordable, and doesn’t require much skill beyond some basic crafting knowledge.
25 Easy Rustic Wooden Box Centerpieces You Can Make at Home
With so many rustic wooden box centerpiece ideas on the Internet, it’s easy to find a project that fits your home perfectly. The best ones are focused on a central theme, such as autumn (pumpkins and berries), spring (flowers in glass jars), or the desert (cacti and smooth stones.) Your theme might be focused on a specific season or concept, or might be something broader, like a basic display of fake moss arranged around candles. Whatever the case, a theme can keep your box simple and unified. Looking for ideas to inspire you? Here’s a list of some of the best rustic wooden box centerpiece designs on the Internet.
1. An Elegant Wedding-Inspired Table Centerpiece
This arrangement is suggestive of purity and passion, and would be an ideal centerpiece for a wedding or romantic dinner. A certain drama attends the interplay of rich, deep colors and softest ivory. The round, purple grapes add lushness, while balancing the square shape of the box. The effect is heightened by ivory-colored floating candles in tall glass vases that draw the eyes and add illumination.
2. A Simple Planter Box Centerpiece
The scalloped sides lend a feminine touch to this trough centerpiece. It is the perfect receptacle for the mason jars, each holding a single cream-colored hydrangea bloom. This simple yet eye-catching centerpiece could be adapted for different occasions and color schemes. Leaves, branches or twigs could be substituted for flowers: hostas, magnolia and pussy willow come to mind.
3. A Fresh, Colorful Floral Arrangement
This rustic box, re-purposed from the posts of old fencing, holds a dreamy display that would bring light to any dark corner. Beautifully balanced, vertically and horizontally, the display is full yet airy. The darker foliage and bright berries allow the soft pinks and white to pop. It would be ideal for weddings, engagement parties, baby showers, or as a Mother’s Day gift.
4. An Earthy Display with Fake Grass and Pine Cones
Having an evening/nighttime soiree on the patio or deck? A long table can be accented with this rectangular box, decorated to your taste. This one is filled with an assortment of candles, greenery and various other objects, but fruit, gourds or lines of bottles could be substituted. The possibilities are almost endless.
5. A Basic Floral Rustic Wooden Box Centerpiece
This is a simple-to-make, trough-like box that is made from old, weathered wood. The roughness of the wood, the smoothness of the glass jars and the soft, fluffy texture of the single blooms combine to make the arrangement a study in contrasts. This display would be equally at home on a tabletop, a windowsill, a mantelpiece or in the hearth.
6. A Herb Garden that’s Attractive and Functional
This thriving, aromatic arrangement brings the outside indoors. The windowsill/tabletop herb garden is crafted from five pieces of recycled pallet wood, with the addition of metal handles at each end. Mason jars, with drainage pebbles at the bottom, are filled with potting soil, into which herbs are planted. This is an arrangement to awaken the senses: sight, smell and taste.
7. A Simple Country-Inspired Floral Design
This simply stunning display appears to have been fashioned from hollowed-out and squared-off wood. Small and compact, the wood is lightly whitewashed. The overall effect is big on geometry: a square planter with round flowers in a triangular arrangement. The display would enhance any interior: country, traditional or sleekly modernistic. Image it on a glass-topped table, lit by a shimmering chandelier!
8. Farmhouse Centerpiece with Vintage Jars
The four vintage jars in different colors complement the multiple hues of the box. Here is a clever use of colors: the blooms echo the colors of the jars, and the gold-colored jar enhances the light gold writing on the box. This is a bold and well thought out display, and would be suitable for a farmhouse table or windowsill.
9. Whimsical Display that Glows with Light and Warmth
For champagne toasts on the terrace, or music under the stars, here is a display that provides beauty, light and a warming glow. It could be used as a centerpiece on a table, or placed on a garden wall or column. Something more durable could be made for outdoor use by substituting a solar lamp and artificial flowers or small potted plants.
10. Delicate Piece for Weddings and Baby Showers
A rustic planter does not have to look obviously homespun. This pastel-colored box and soft-colored flowers and ribbon create a sophisticated and harmonious display. The insertion of strategically-placed dark flora adds dimension and contrast. The string ribbon tied in a bow around the pot provides the finishing touch. The overall effect is muted, full and soft: perfect for Mother’s Day.
11. Richly Green Centerpiece with Real Flowers
This sunny arrangement, with verdant foliage, berries, seed heads and yellow and white flowers is a wonderfully woven tapestry of multiple textures. The sun-bleached oblong box is a perfect receptacle for showcasing nature’s bounty. Place it on a console table by the front door, or add tall corkscrew willow stems and place it on a table in a sunny foyer for dramatic effect.
12. Dainty Display with a Touch of Spring
There is an old-fashioned, heirloom quality to hydrangeas. This arrangement, displayed in a blue-painted vintage drawer, is both charming and quaint. The display demonstrates that practically any rustic box can be used to display flowers, even without water. The drawer is shallow, and the blooms are big and full, so they are showcased beautifully. They could be left in the drawer for drying.
13. Lively Autumn Centerpiece with Leaves and Berries
An old wooden toolbox used for a festive display: what ingenuity! Shown here with fall/autumn flora and candles, it would be easy to ring the changes to suit all seasons and all occasions. Additionally, the toolbox could be filled with pots of white orchids for a man’s office or study.
14. Simple Spring Centerpiece for Easter Events
A simple, inspired and seasonally versatile box display. No flowers say Easter like tulips — and white Easter lilies, of course. The narrow, distressed wooden box and small but so-cute turquoise glass jars set this display apart. The drawer pull at the front of the box adds the finishing touch.
15. Delicate Display with Sprigs of Flowers
The combination of wood and glass in floral displays is so on-trend. This one keeps it fresh, dainty and innocent. The sprigs of baby’s breath create an airy display. This arrangement would be perfectly at home on a kitchen windowsill or an informal dinner table. When using deep boxes, do make sure the glass jar is taller than the box.
16. Fall-Inspired Centerpiece with Bright Orange Pumpkins
Create a linear Thanksgiving centerpiece with this display. The long box is filled with alternating orange pumpkins and chunky white candles, but the box could also be filled with multicolored gourds, orange candles, acorns and dried corn husks tied with ribbons. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to create centerpieces using rustic boxes and the bounties of fall.
17. A Feminine Box with a Delicate Floral Arrangement
Here is a unique and romantic display for weddings or a dining room. This intriguing box has two slatted sides and two solid sides with cut-out handles. It holds a terracotta pot that contains peachy pink stocks and roses, white poppies, stems, twigs, berries and silver foliage. This would complement a light-colored interior, one with lots of glass/mirrors to reflect the beauty of the arrangement.
18. An Earthy Box with Real Stones and Cacti
There is a distinct Zen quality to this display. The combination of wood, pebbles and succulents creates an elemental effect that invites relaxation and quiet contemplation. It would look right at home on a coffee table or low bookshelf.
The arrangement is actually perfection in a box: note the symmetry/balance and the interplay of colors and textures. Do you think the effect would be the same if the pebbles were of uniform color for example? Perhaps not!
19. Fall-Inspired Display with Pine Cones and Twigs
Oblong boxes seem particularly versatile and amenable to creative displays. This one is no different. It is a highly effective fall display. The three mason jars with ivory-colored candles, pine cones and autumnal berries combine for simple sophistication. The colors of the candles and pine cones echo the shades of the wood for an overall harmonious effect. Oftentimes, less really is more!
20. Simple Rustic Box with Real Cacti
This arrangement makes interesting use of textures and colors. The small, uncomplicated and warmly rustic box complements the succulents perfectly. The string adds another textural dimension. The overall effect is fresh, interesting and arresting. This would be a wonderful accent on the windowsill of a country kitchen, or on a small outdoor table.
21. Elegant Centerpiece for Weddings and Events
Muted, but eye-catching, this display is ideal for outdoor events. It is attractive without being overpowering. The use of a tall, middle candle holder, flanked by slightly shorter ones, makes the candle arrangement more effective than if all three glass holders were of the same height. Candle collections almost always look better when the heights are varied.
22. A Simple Rustic Box with Gold-Brushed Acorns
This display is not only seen — it is felt. The chilliness of pure-white pillar candles combine with evergreens, pine cones and acorns to say: winter display. Gold-dusting adds a festive touch that would make it work as a Christmas display also. Placing smaller items next to a deep box is a clever touch.
23. Pastel Box to Welcome the Spring
This dreamy arrangement is pretty in pastel. The color of the wood enhances the colors of the flowers. Imagine how the flora would have been overshadowed by a darker box. The arrangement is low, but this is compensated for by its fullness and the variety of flowers and textures that it contains. See how the interwoven leaves provide a uniting element.
24. A Basic Display with Tall Glass Bottles
The rustic charm is ramped up on this display, thanks to the insertion of grapevines in the glass vases. The vases are all the same height, and this gives the arrangement a two-level and horizontal appeal: the rustic box, then the floating candles in glass. For vertical appeal, another level could be created by substituting two taller vases in the middle.
25. Rustic Wooden Box Centerpiece Décor with an Earthy Touch
Rustic form meets rustic function. The round slice of tree trunk works well as a pedestal for the posy in a square box. The peach-colored roses notwithstanding, the arrangement is redolent of early frost. The bouquet is brought to life by the warmth of the wood.