DIY decoration can often feel like too much of an effort especially in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But it doesn't have to be! Whether it's to spruce up the home, or for your next dinner party, you can't go wrong with a floral centrepiece! 

If you want to create a centrepiece that is no fuss and low maintenance, then creating one from artificial flowers is the way to go. This, along with other easy to find materials will make the creation of these centrepieces simple yet stunning.


  • Artificial Orchids and Artificial Roses: Other rustic flower options include dahlias and lavenders, which will likely come in artificial options too.
  • Rustic Vase or Container: Find a vase or container that embodies a rustic charm. Options include a wooden vase, a distressed metal jug, or even a glass vase will do!
  • Dried Twigs or Branches: You can collect these from outside or buy them from a craft store.
  • Small Pine Cones: A few small pine cones can enhance the rustic feel. These are often available at craft stores.
  • Greenery: Optional greenery like faux ferns or eucalyptus to fill in the arrangement, and add a touch of freshness.
  • Burlap Runner or Reclaimed Wood Base (Optional): For additional rustic flair, consider placing your centrepiece on a burlap runner or a piece of reclaimed wood.


1. Choose A Colour Scheme

Decide on a palette that complements your space and is, of course, rustic! For a rustic look, consider softer, more muted tones like creams, soft pinks, or even light purples. To add a bit of contrast and depth, you can incorporate some richer hues like deep burgundy or forest green, especially if they complement the other decor elements in your room. Don't forget, the colour of your vase or container should also complement your chosen floral hues, enhancing the overall rustic aesthetic.

2. Arrange Your Flowers

Start by placing the artificial orchids in your vase. Orchids are elegant, and have a natural flow, so let them be the centrepiece's focal point. Then, tuck in the artificial roses around the orchids. Roses add fullness and a classic touch to the arrangement. When arranging the roses, vary their heights and angles to create a natural, organic look, as if they've grown together harmoniously. Additionally, be mindful of the balance and symmetry of the arrangement, ensuring that it looks appealing from all angles and the colours are evenly distributed throughout.

3. Add Rustic Pieces 

To enhance the rustic vibe, consider adding elements like dried twigs, small pine cones, or even a bit of greenery. You may even like to scour your garden for these!

These natural elements can be interspersed among the flowers to add texture and depth. Incorporating these elements not only adds a touch of nature, but also brings a contrasting texture that complements the softness of the artificial flowers. Dried twigs can be artfully arranged to extend outward, creating an interesting silhouette that draws the eye. For a touch of whimsy, you can also weave in some fairy lights among the twigs and pine cones, adding a magical glow to your rustic centrepiece.

With these additions, your centrepiece will not only be a floral arrangement, but also a miniature representation of a rustic forest scene straight out of a storybook.

4. Finishing Touches 

Place your centrepiece on your dining table to set the scene. For an extra rustic touch, lay a burlap runner under the vase or use a piece of reclaimed wood as a base. This will look particularly good if you have a glass vase, as there will not be a clash of too many neutral tones. The transparency of the glass vase allows the colours and textures of the flowers and rustic elements to take centre stage, creating a harmonious blend of simplicity and elegance. Additionally, the combination of the burlap or wood with the glass vase adds layers of texture, further enhancing the rustic charm of your dining space.

Admire Your (No Fuss) Handiwork 

The beauty of using artificial flowers is the lack of maintenance needed to upkeep their stunning appearance. Once you have completed your centrepiece, you can sit back and admire it, resting assured that it will last for a long time to come.