Chill Out: A Cold-Hardy Outdoor Fall Centerpiece

Enjoy your outdoor space even as the temperature drops. This simple centerpiece will help your deck or patio make the shift from summer to fall. 

Photo By: Image courtesy of At the Picket Fence

Photo By: Image courtesy of At the Picket Fence

Photo By: Image courtesy of At the Picket Fence

Photo By: Image courtesy of At the Picket Fence

Photo By: Image courtesy of At the Picket Fence

Photo By: Image courtesy of At the Picket Fence

Photo By: Image courtesy of At the Picket Fence

An Easy to Craft Centerpiece

Follow these simple steps for creating a beautiful centerpiece perfect for your deck or patio table.

Supplies Needed

For this project you will need: A plastic paint tray or any tray which can be used outside/spray paint in your color of choice/ small gourd or pumpkins/ craft moss and plants which can withstand cooler temperatures. Plants seen here are: (1) Japanese stonecrop groundcover (2) ornamental kale (3) sempervivum (also known as hens and chicks) mounding perennial (4) ornamental cabbage.

Step 1: Begin With the Proper Foundation

A simple plastic paint tray is the perfect base for an outdoor centerpiece.

Step 2: Ensure the Proper Drainage

Using a hammer and a screwdriver, make small holes in the bottom of the tray to provide proper drainage when watering. 

Step 3: Paint Your Tray

Give the tray a coat of spray paint in the color of your choice. A metallic bronze color was used here.

Step 4: Assemble Centerpiece

Place plants inside the tray, making sure to loosen the roots as you do. Fill any gaps with decorative moss.

Step 5: Add a Touch of Autumn

Nestle gourds and pumpkins among the plants in the centerpiece for added color and texture.