How to Make a DIY Wooden Box Centerpiece

See how I made a simple DIY wooden box centerpiece and filled it to the brim with lovely green and neutral flowers. It’s the perfect farmhouse neutral floral centerpiece that can be used in all seasons!

Now you know I love flower arrangements and I have so enjoyed working with Afloral to make all of these but this one is quite possibly my favorite DIY wooden box centerpiece. They all came out amazing but I especially loved this one!

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Happy Friday!!

Today is the last Friday I’ll be sharing easy flower arrangement ideas!  I’ve had so much fun coming up with 4 flower arrangements and I hope I’ve inspired you to create some, too!

Custom farmhouse floral arrangement done in a DIY wooden box centerpiece with faux flowers and greenery

week 1 | week 2 | week 3 | week 4 (you’re here)

For the first arrangement, I used a vintage milk can, some roses, and peonies to make the prettiest farmhouse-style centerpiece!

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

Then, I shared a simple floral centerpiece using just one type of flower.  But, those peonies make such a statement, don’t they?!

Faux floral arrangement on a gold plated dish with dark red flowers and greener used as a table decoration

Last week, I switched it up a bit with a DIY wood centerpiece.  This may be my favorite one yet!

See how I used a scrap 2x4 board and transformed it into a simple wooden farmhouse style centerpiece using 5 blue glass vases.  Add in some beautiful silk roses and you have a gorgeous, easy centerpiece!

For this week, I’m sticking with the DIY theme and making a crazy easy wooden box perfect for a farmhouse-neutral floral centerpiece!

Supplies for DIY Wooden Box Centerpiece:

Flowers Used for Centerpiece:

Note: Some flowers have seasonal availability.  If you click over and don’t see the product, follow the categories below to find similar options!

Step 1. Cut Wood to Make the Box

To build the box we used the miter saw to cut the board into

  • 2 x 18 in pieces (sides)
  • 1 x 16 1/2 in pieces (bottom)
  • 2 x 3 3/4 in pieces (ends)

Lay the bottom piece flat and use the nail gun to nail one long side piece into the bottom piece.  

Then, fit the smallest pieces (the ends) in between the side boards.  Use the nail gun again (and a square!) to nail the end pieces in (2 nails on each side).  Last, nail the second side piece into the bottom/end pieces.

Be sure to keep the wooden box square by using clamps and a speed square to help you nail it together and create a right angle for your box

If you don’t have rough-sawn lumber here’s a good video on How to Make Rough Sawn Texture on New Wood by Forgotten Way Farms

Using the finish nailer to connect the wooden box and leaving the nail holes exposed to have a rustic look

We left the nails visible since this was a rustic box.  I finished it up with a coat of Natural wood stain which just brings out the grains in the wood.

Step 2. Install Floral Foam in the Box

I started by cutting down the floral foam to fit inside the box.  It would have been better if the foam actually just fit in the box but I just used what I had on hand.

Creating a foam base to put the flowers and greenery in cut to size inside the box but also leaving room for stems and leaves

I laid out all the flowers I was using.  It’s easier to see what you’re doing when you have everything out in front of you.

For more tips on working with floral foam, check out Handling Floral Foam by Botany Studio.

Step 3. Lay Out Flowers for DIY Wooden Box

I picked all white or cream-colored flowers.  This centerpiece is definitely neutral!  But, the best part is it can be used year-round.

Various greenery and flowers used to make a diy wooden box centerpiece for a dining room table

Step 4. Add Greenery to the Centerpiece

First, I added in all the greenery.  Make sure to spread everything out!

{I kept the eucalyptus mostly at the ends of the box and used the lamb’s ear in the center}

Puncturing floral foam with greenery faux stems and organizing them in a way to fill space but leave room for flower accents
Adding in second greenery into the floral foam to provide depth and variety in the DIY wooden box centerpiece

Step 5. Add Flowers to DIY Centerpiece

Next, I filled in the rest of the box with all the cream and white flowers!  I used peonies, roses, and ranunculus blooms.  Lastly, I filled in some gaps with baby’s breath.

Lay out flowers to see how to install them into the floral foam for the DIY wooden box centerpiece to make sure your decor is balanced

And, that was it!  I didn’t really have a specific idea of what I wanted this to look like.  Basically, I wanted a LOT of blooms and a LOT of neutral.  I think I achieved that 🙂

Overhead view of the DIY wooden box centerpiece finished and full of greenery and flowers
Lovely farmhouse floral arrangement on a dining room table that shows off flowers and greenery

This is actually the centerpiece I use day to day on our dining room table.  But, I think it could be “fancy” enough to use for special occasions, too!

Flowers are a great addition to any farmhouse floral arrangements with a lot of neutral colors

The wooden box is the perfect neutral farmhouse piece for all the flowers and greenery.  It compliments the flowers so well!

A beautiful farmhouse floral arrangement is an easy to do and fun project to really add some color to a dining room table
If you are looking for an easy DIY with flowers look no further than this wooden box centerpiece arrangement
Building a DIY wooden box centerpiece for a dining room table really adds a neutral farmhouse look
Farmhouse flower centerpiece in a home with accents on a dining room table

I think I had the most fun designing this centerpiece!  It was so therapeutic to make.

I think I said this in a previous post but making flower arrangements is like an art.  There’s no right or wrong way.  

You may take the exact same flowers/box I used and make something completely different.  And that’s okay!  Experiment and make your own and make it {{YOU}}.

Neutral color flowers are great for any season and work with almost any sort of craft you might want to take on

If you’re looking for a farmhouse-style arrangement, you can’t go wrong with peonies, roses, and seeded eucalyptus.  

I think those are pretty much the basis of all farmhouse arrangements.

Farmhouse arrangement with neutral flowers and greenery makes for an easy DIY project for any purpose
Looking for an easy DIY tutorial using farmhouse neutral flowers and rough sawn wood then this is what you need to accomplish that
This DIY wooden box centerpiece will make a great addition to your dining room that is sure to be a talking point for years to come

A HUGE thank you to my friend for letting me use her dining room for all of these flower arrangement posts!  

It’s much more photogenic than ours (as we currently are using a folding table as our dining room table!).

Enjoy your 3-day weekend!

How to Make a DIY Wooden Box Centerpiece

How to Make a DIY Wooden Box Centerpiece

A simple DIY wooden box centerpiece filled with lovely greenery and neutral flowers for a dining table

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy



  1. Cut wood to make the wooden box
  2. Install floral foam in the box
  3. Lay out flowers for DIY wooden box
  4. Add greenery to the centerpiece
  5. Add flowers to DIY wooden box centerpiece

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  1. Oh, this is so very lovely! You did such a good job on the box… i have no tools, so had to buy mine (on clearance of course, LOL). It came with peonies but still looks very sad. Seeing your masterpiece, made me realize i need to add greenery. Did you get the seeded eucalyptus and lamb’s ear from Afloral, too?

    1. Yes! I got all of the flowers and greenery from Afloral. I absolutely looooveee their seeded eucalyptus. I think it looks the most real by far from any I’ve seen. I recently went to Michaels and it looks like they’ve upped their flower game so you could check there, too!