DIY | Table Centerpiece

       For those couples who may be staying in this Valentine's Day, because you desire to avoid all of the hustle and bustle it brings, you might be interested in this little project. I created this table centerpeice to shape a romantic atmosphere for my love and I on Valentines Day. 
     My boyfriend, Nathan and I are quite the home bodies. Don't get me wrong we love dressing up and going out, but we do our best to dodge loud and crowded environments. Especially when we want to be able to talk and listen to each other. It's hard to enjoy each other's company to the fullest when a stranger is sitting, literally, at the same table as you. So we decided to stay in, save money, make dinner together, and set up a moment that's especially sweet.
      This project is fairly cheap and pretty easy to create. I had lots of fun making this lovely centerpiece for the dinner table. Here's how I did it...

Supplies needed:
>Pressed Flowers
>Paint brush
>Painter's tape
>A bag of pine firewood (Price Cutter)
>Minwax Polyurethane (Walmart)
>Acrylic or Silicone aerosol spray (Hobby Lobby)
{Any other decorative objects you would like to use to create a unique look. I used forest animal figurines, a doily, and a vintage candle stick and wooden candle holder.}

Step 1: Coat the wood with the Polyurethane. This makes the wood look a lot nicer and creates a deeper brown, which you'll love.
Step 2: Tape around the edges of the wood, so that you don't coat anything unnecessary (less mess). Place the pressed flowers on the wood & apply 2-3 Coats of acrylic spray.
Step 3:  Allow 24 hours to dry. Decide the following day if you want to apply any extra coats.

Step 4: Arrange the lovely pieces on your dinner table. Add any accessories you desire. I wanted to shape a romantic forest-like feeling so I added a few deer figurines.
 This project is super simple and extremely customizable! There are so many different things you can do with it. The great thing about it, is you can keep it as a centerpiece all spring. You and your honey can constantly be reminded of the special night you held each other's hearts.

Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friends!

Truly // Sarah 


  1. Sarah this is adorable! I hope you and Nathan have a wonderful valentines day indoors. (I'm a homebody as well)


  2. Too cute! Then again I love anything with wood slices or flowers, so I may be bias ;) Lovely post, pretty lady!

  3. Sarah you're blog is wonderful! Gorgeous pictures, so creative, so free :] Love it all. adding your link to my blog!


    ps. i belive sein is our mutual friend! I found your link on her blog :]

    looking forward to following you in the future.

    1. your** ...guess its too late at night to be commenting on blogs :]

  4. dinner and candlelight is much more romantic at home. these are very pretty and so customizable.

  5. Very cute, Sarah! :]
    I hope you two have a very special Valentine's day!

  6. so stinkin' sweet. i definitely want to make this.

    happy early valentine's day!