Pegboard Flower Box Centerpiece

Happy hump day!GENIUS! Use pegboard and wood to make a centerpiece. Flower stems go right into each little hole to fill it up! Perfect for weddings, parties, and any season! From Dwelling in HappinessAnd more importantly, happy Home Depot Challenge (for April) day! We’re back for our 3rd month of The Home Depot Gift Challenge, and we’re so excited to share our projects with you. Each month, several other bloggers and myself have to make a gift for a chosen person with a certain item from Home Depot. Our first month we had to use a copper tee and create a gift for our significant other (so I made this really cool industrial copper pipe clock; which, by the way, is a contestant in the Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up DIY Competition!! Please vote for my clock HERE!! Thank you, friends!). Last month we had to create a gift for a child using a wooden dowel (so I made this easy felt banner!).

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This month the chosen item was pegboard, and the gift recipient was for anyone in our family.

Not gonna lie, I was totally stumped.

Ok, so I know I’ve said that every month thus far and probably will every month after this, but for real. This month was hard! I had no ideas at all. Any idea I came up with had to do with just hanging and organizing stuff on the wall. Which, isn’t a bad thing because pegboard is the perfect organizational piece. However, I wanted to make a gift for my parents, and my mom is super into decorating. I thought some kind of decor piece would be perfect.

But let’s be honest. Pegboard isn’t really a “pretty” thing to decorate with.

Until I finally came up with an idea. What about creating a pretty pegboard flower box centerpiece, without the pegboard having to show?

I wasn’t actually sure I could pull it off, since sometimes ideas in my head don’t work out like I think they will.

And by sometimes, I mean most of the time. 😉

I decided I wanted the box to be long so it could fit on my mom’s large dining room table. I went to Home Depot and got a 10 foot 1×4 and had them cut 2 pieces to be 30″ long. Now, the pegboard top ended up being a weird size because I wanted it cut evenly between the holes on either side. So, because the employees at Home Depot are amazing and even though they probably aren’t supposed to cut wood to very specific sizes, this super sweet man also cut my pegboard for me, too. It ended up being 6 3/4″ wide by 30″ long. He also cut the end pieces of the box to be about 5 1/8″. The pieces weren’t exact (which he warned me they might not be) but we trimmed them at home.

SONY DSCTo make the box, I started by using corner “L” brackets to connect the pieces of wood on the inside.

SONY DSCI wasn’t too concerned with the inside of the box since it won’t be seen; which means I got a little lazy after attaching the box with two “L” brackets and decided to just use wood glue on the other two corners. Hey, I would have just used wood glue for the whole thing but I don’t have any fancy clamps to hold them in their exact place!

SONY DSCAfter my wood glue had dried, I stained the outside of the box with a coat of Minwax English Chestnut per the instructions and let it dry. Again, I didn’t even worry about staining the inside. I did a light staining job and didn’t mind if it was uneven in some areas. I wanted my box to look old and warn.

SONY DSCI gave it a light sanding to distress it a bit, and then attached my pegboard on top. I used small screws in each corner hole and screwed them down into the box corners. 

SONY DSCI wasn’t too worried about the screws being seen, because I figured once flowers were inside they’d cover them up. After all 4 screws were in, it was time to add some pretty flowers to finish it all off!

SONY DSCI had several bunches of faux peonies I had bought, so I used wire cutters to cut each stem off the bunch. I kept their leaves on to make it a little more full.

TIP: Buy fake flowers from the Dollar Store! I got 9 bunches of these peonies and cost me $9. If I had gotten them at any craft store, they would have easily been $4 to $5 a bunch; costing almost $45! Not worth it! And, these flowers could easily be mistaken for real ones.

SONY DSCI started at the middle of my box in the middle two rows of holes. I placed the stems in each hole, moving out towards the ends of the box. I kept adding flowers where I thought it looked bare.

SONY DSCI went back in after the middle two rows were full and added more on the outside rows near the edge. Obviously the very edge row of holes won’t be used since it’s attached along the edges to the wood. I just made sure my outside row of flowers was pulled out a tad more to cover any of the pegboard that was visible.

SONY DSCAnd that’s it! Isn’t she pretty?

SONY DSCThe idea in my head totally worked out this time, and I’m SO happy it did! This could be such pretty centerpieces at a wedding, set out on all the tables. Or, perfect for bridal or baby shower centerpieces, too!

SONY DSCYou can also switch out the flowers for the season. It’d be adorable with little pumpkins and corn on picks mixed with fall leaves for autumn, or pretty berries and poinsettias for winter. So. Many. Options!

SONY DSCI think my mom will LOVE this! I loved it so much that I may or may not have made myself one, too. 😉

GENIUS! Use pegboard and wood to make a centerpiece. Flower stems go right into each little hole to fill it up! Perfect for weddings, parties, and any season! From Dwelling in HappinessAND. You can even add real flowers to this box, by just adding a few long vases underneath the box filled with water! Make sure to get the flower stems in the vases, and you’ll be set with some gorgeous real flowers to show!

What kind of flowers would you add to this centerpiece?

Don’t forget to check out the other 10 genius pegboard projects below (just click directly on the pictures!)! These bloggers are crazy talented, and you won’t be disappointed by what they have to offer!

Thanks so much for visiting today friends. I hope the rest of your week is a great one!

(I link up at these fun parties!)

83 thoughts on “Pegboard Flower Box Centerpiece

  1. This flower box turned out great! You pulled this project off. I love the flowers and are with you on the dollar store flowers. Well Done!

    1. Thank you, Carmody! I don’t think I’ll be buying faux flowers anywhere else BUT the Dollar Store now! Not all of them are pretty, but most aren’t bad and look real. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week!

    1. Thank you, Kat! The flowers really make it so much prettier, and the possibilities are endless! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is going great!

    1. Thank you, Abby! I had such a hard time trying to figure out WHAT to make! I’m so glad I decided on this little centerpiece. 🙂 I’m loving your pretty stool makeover. Thanks for joining us on this challenge! Hope your week is going great! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Amanda! This would be perfect for under your tv, and you can make it any size, too! I love those flowers, too, and I’m SO glad I snatched them up! I literally bought all the bunches they had. 😉 Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Carrie! Ha, it was KIND of easy… easier when I don’t have to do all the cutting. 😉 We have like zero tools so it proved to be a little harder than it really should have been. But I’m still happy with how it turned out! Hope you’re having a great week, friend!

    1. Thanks Tiffany!! I think they are my new favorite flower. I was so shocked to see them at the Dollar Store. They look SO real! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Tara! Pegboard was sure a hard one to figure something cute out of, but I’m happy with what I made! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks so much, Shannon! I love how it turned out. 🙂 I can’t wait to use mine for different seasons and change it out! Hope your week is going great!

    1. Thank you, Amy!! Yes, Dollar Store is truly amazing for buying faux flowers! You’re so sweet! Thanks for visiting, we missed having you this month!

    1. Thank you, Melanie!! It was a lot of fun to put together, and I’m reeeeeally glad I made one for myself. 😉 I’m excited to switch up the flowers for the seasons! Happy weekend. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Cat!! It really was simple to make, and I think it makes such a big impact on our table. I’m thinking about even making little ones to sit out on our porch! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Chelsea! It was super fun to make, and I love having one for my table, too! I hope your week is off to a great start. 🙂

    1. Yay, thanks Emily! I don’t like a ton of stuff in the center of my table either, and really, my hubby isn’t either. This is the perfect solution! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Crystal! It took awhile for me to come up with this idea, I just couldn’t get passed using it on the wall somehow! So glad I did. 🙂 Hope your week is going great!

    1. Thank you, Sharon! That’d be a total easy project if you already have a box! It’s the perfect centerpiece for any table! 🙂 Have a great week!

  2. I love this! I’ve been doing some DIY with silk flowers to brighten up my home and this one would suit my table perfectly.

    Glad I found you in a link party.

  3. Wow, what a fantastic project! I’m giving this a try asap. I have peonies just like those from Michaels and I did NOT pay a dollar for them LOL. Lesson learned!

    1. Thank you, Amber! You’ll love it, it’s the perfect centerpiece! And I totally know what you’re talking about, I almost bought those peonies from Michael’s too!! They’re so gorgeous and real looking! 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  4. I really love your idea. I’d like to make one for my Daddy that will function well with cut roses from his rose bushes. Can you please give me some more information on how I would construct it adding the vases or water reservoir? I’d appreciate it! Jill

    1. Hi Jill! I bet your dad would love it, especially with fresh roses!! I actually haven’t tried using fresh cut flowers in it yet, but you could absolutely do so. You could perhaps get lots of little bowls/vases and put them filled with water underneath the box, then try to make sure your flower stems get into the water when you put them into the pegboard. Big square bowls might work better, but not sure how easy that’d be to put together! Let me know if you make it and how it turns out! 🙂

  5. Love your blog love your inspiration! Can’t wait to use your ideas. Thank you!
    I grew up in the bay too 😉 xxoo

  6. I’ve been looking for a centerpiece for my dining room for what feels like FOREVER. I’ve had nearly this same centerpiece in mind but have never found it in stores. The ones that are similar have the flowers fixed permanently, which was a turnoff for me because I love switching things around with the seasons. Thank you SOOOO much for posting this! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’ve never built anything before, but I’m so excited to start off with this project. So happy!

    1. Hi Jessica! Oh that makes me so happy!! I’m so glad you found this too, then! I agree, it’s nice to be able to switch out the flowers for the season. I don’t build a lot of stuff with wood either, but this was really easy to make! If you make one, send me a picture. I’d love to see! 🙂

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