Here’s a fun and inexpensive centerpiece idea!

Dress up your tabletop with this cute and stylish rustic farmhouse DIY wood box centerpiece! Then fill it with accessories like Mason jars, flowers, and seasonal items. I love the look of the stained wood, but you can easily paint or stain it in any color to personalize your space at home.

diy rustic farmhouse wood box centerpiece – filled with cute items like cacti, a vase, and a candle

Start with an 8-foot long piece of 1×6 wood.

This is actually a very simple wood project, promise! I started by visiting The Home Depot, and I found a 1×6 piece of pine wood on clearance for less than $5. I picked up two simple drawer pulls for just a few dollars each there, too. Because I already had wood stain and screws at home, this project came in at about $11!

diy rustic farmhouse wood box centerpiece – cutting the measured pieces of wood


DIY Rustic Farmhouse Wood Box Centerpiece

Supplies Needed: 
  • 3 pieces cut – 1 x 6 X 22.5″ long
  • 2 pieces cut – 1 x 6 X 7″ long
  • power drill
  • wood screws (We used #8 wood screws 1-1/4”)
  • any desired paint or stain
  • 2 drawer pulls
Instructions:

diy rustic farmhouse wood box centerpiece – the pieces and sizes of wood needed from one plank

1.) Cut three pieces the same length, followed by two end pieces.

Note: I had them cut at the hardware store, so I didn’t have to at home. While I share my measurements above, you can definitely change those dimensions based on how long you’d like your centerpiece. Before leaving the store, check to see that all of it fits together in case any cuts are off.


diy rustic farmhouse wood box centerpiece – assembling the box

2.) Start screwing the box together with the bottom and one side piece. Pre-drill for the screws, and then add 3 evenly spaced screws on the bottom of both sides of the box.


diy rustic farmhouse wood box centerpiece – putting the pieces in place

3.) Once all three sides are screwed together, place the end caps over both sides. Place a screw in each corner.


diy rustic farmhouse wood box centerpiece – staining the box4.) Paint or stain your box as desired. I find it easiest to use a rag to apply the stain. The stain color I’m using is called Dark Walnut by Minwax.


diy rustic farmhouse wood box centerpiece – handles are added to the ends

5.) Let dry and add drawer pulls to both ends of the box.


diy rustic farmhouse wood box centerpiece – decorated with a cactus, flowers, and a candle

6.) Fill with jars and accessories and proudly display your new centerpiece!


What a pretty centerpiece!

I love that it adds texture and interest to my table, and I can use it year-round by changing out the seasonal accessories. Plus, it’s something special my husband and I put together for our home!


Lina (lina@hip2save.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.