DIY Rustic Wood Flower Centerpiece

Finished DIY wood vase with a brown ribbon around the base and a potted plant inside on a dinner table

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

The Thanksgiving season means festive feasts with family and friends. Make the table even more inviting with a homemade, rustic floral centerpiece. Repurpose sticks from the backyard to create something of beauty that can be enjoyed for years. Because this centerpiece is made to fit over an existing flowerpot, it can be used over and over again. Just change the flowers out for a whole new look. 

Things You'll Need: 

  • Several straight sticks, cut to a uniform size
  • Hot glue gun with hot glue sticks
  • Wide ribbon
  • Potted flowers
  • Misc: rubber bands, twine, large cylindrical jar (such as a shortening tub or oatmeal container)


  1. Trim your sticks to half an inch to an inch taller than the pot you’d like to cover. 
  2. Line sticks around a cylindrical container (like a tub of shortening or an oatmeal container) that is slightly wider than your flowerpot. Loosely fasten the sticks around the container with a large rubber band or twine so that the sticks cover the entire circumference of the container. The sticks should be standing straight.
  3. Secure the sticks to each other by running a bead of hot glue in between each stick; press sticks together gently. Keep the rubber band or twine in place until all of the sticks are glued together and the glue has dried.
  4. After the sticks are secured in place, tie a wide ribbon around the middle. You can glue the ribbon on for a more secure fit or leave it loose so that it can be removed. Change colors and styles of ribbon to fit each season.
  5. Place your flowerpot inside the wooden frame you just made and display!