How to Make Gorgeous Glass Centerpieces for Fall

How to Make Gorgeous Glass Centerpieces for Fall

Is there anything more festive than a beautiful harvest table decorated with food and flowers, surrounded by family and friends?

Show off your craft skills and spruce up your fall tablescape this year with gorgeous do-it-yourself glass centerpieces. Create autumnal works of art featuring fall flowers and textures in unique glass vases, just in time to celebrate the season of pumpkin spice. Whether you’re having an intimate Thanksgiving meal, a festive fall wedding, or a big autumn bash, decorating your table with a gorgeous glass centerpiece will both impress your guests and get everyone enjoying the spirit of the season.

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{ 1 } Choose a Vase


Choose a container for your glass centerpiece that will show off the beautiful fall flowers, autumnal textures, and your creativity! For a dazzling and functional centerpiece, pick a glass vase shorter than ten inches so that your guests can still see each other over your festive table creations. For dramatic effect, discount options and free shipping perks, consider buying your vessels in bulk, or purchasing a few variations for dramatic effect. Having a few options to choose from also means you can reuse your vases to craft different glass centerpiece creations throughout the year.

  • Choose big, wide vases to show off complex arrangements
  • Use small, short vases to feature simple iconic arrangements
  • Keep vases shorter than 10” so guests can see each other
  • Or, add height and drama with tall, skinny vases that still allow for visibility
  • Mix and match sizes, shapes and textures for an eclectic look
  • Stick with one size and shape for a classic and clean look

{ 2 } Gather Fall Flowers & Foliage


From bright bold yellows to dark rich burgundies, the autumnal color palette boasts a spectrum of beauty to behold for your fall glass centerpieces. Choose a monochromatic scheme for a dramatic fall wedding centerpiece, or incorporate all of the autumn colors for a harvest tablescape with a fun festive flare.


  • Pieris Japonica
  • Pincushion Protea
  • Amaranthus
  • Allium Bullet
  • Acacia Mimosa
  • Statice
  • Astilbe
  • Ranunculus
  • Rose ‘Black Beauty’
  • Burgundy Dahlia
  • Seeded Eucalyptus
  • Foxglove
  • Thistle
  • Black Calla Lilies
  • Cymbidium Orchids
  • Sunflowers
  • Eremurus
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Succulents

{ 3 } Create Your Autumnal Arrangement


Now it’s time to experiment with your flowers and foliage to create a one-of-a-kind fall masterpiece. For inspiration, remember a simple rule of thumb when creating floral arrangements: thriller, filler, spiller. Identify a unique and bold type of flower to serve as the thriller–the main attraction of the arrangement. Then, pick flowers and foliage to fill in around them. Lastly, if your glass centerpiece is large and tall enough, choose something that will spill out, or stick out, from the rest of the bunch to add drama and delight.

  • Clean stems and remove extra leaves for a cleaner, finished look
  • Cut stems down as you go so the height is perfect for where you place it
  • Add leafy filler foliage first to help hold the other flowers in place
  • Place larger flowers towards the center of the arrangement
  • Use smaller flowers to fill in around the perimeter
  • Use floral wire to help hold up heavy blooms
  • Provide plenty of clean water to keep your flowers fresh

{ 4 } Accessorize and Decorate


Glam up your glass centerpieces by adding fall accents and autumnal textures to the inside and outside of your crafty creations. Layer accessories for interesting and rich floral features for your fall tablescape.


  • Raffia
  • Ribbon
  • Burlap
  • Apples
  • Cabbage
  • Cranberries
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Pumpkins & Gourds
  • Pinecones
  • Fall Corn
  • Gold Leaf
  • Fairy Lights
  • Candles


For gorgeous glass centerpieces, check out our collection of modern and classic vases:

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