DIY a coastal fall dough bowl for your fall decorating by the sea

Easy Coastal Fall Dough Bowl

I use this giant dough bowl on my dining table and switch it up for every season!

I am absolutely in LOVE with how this Coastal Fall version turned out, and I’m sharing all the details! 


coastal fall dough bowl, decorating for a beachy fall tablescape


Watch this video of each step, then see below for links and resources!
(I've updated photos with new sign designs, so in the video you'll see an older one, which is still available through our custom sign listing)



Switching from summer to fall! 

Here was my summer dough bowl, before I made some changes! 

I left it with just coastal and spring elements all through spring and summer and it served me well, but I was ready to kick it up a bit for fall!

I found this dough bowl on clearance after Christmas one year. It was a Target “Threshold”  line Christmas item, but it isn’t Christmassy at all!

I cut off the long handles on it and stained it darker to better suit my style!


Dough Bowls 

Here’s some options for your own dough bowl!

Shopping at small local home decor boutiques or an antique mall you are sure to find a great dough bowl at a decent price.

But if you want to shop for one online-this one below is my favorite. It is the most similar to mine and not a ridiculous price. You can find it here on amazon

Here's a few more options-

ballard designs found dough bowl



Filling up your dough bowl with fall and coastal items


I filled my dough bowl up with items I already had on hand, plus one of my signs!

Here’s a list of what I used and then I’ll share some places you can find these items!

🍁Items Used🍁

  • Our beachy fall sign (see all our mini fall here)
  • Homegoods pumpkins
  • Dried boxwood pieces from our front yard
  • Wheat stalks (I get mine at Publix- yes, a grocery store! They have it every fall, and it’s a good quality at a great price!)
  • Real fishing floats from a vintage shop in California
  • Driftwood collected from various beaches
  • Starfish
  • Filler from potpourri like assortment with varying textures
  • Mini foam pumpkins from Michael’s that I painted, dry brushed and added sticks to instead of stems



If you don’t have these items on hand here’s some great resources-

Fishing floats and other filler

I’ve actually found several fake fishing floats and other filler at Kohl’s over the years and found these that I loved.

These are really great prices, and some include shells and “driftwood” like pieces!

Click on each to see!


 Coastal Glass Fishing Floats AmazonCoastal Vase Filler




Of course, your best bet is visiting a lake or the beach and snagging some free wood, but these are great options if you can’t get there quick enough!

Click on each photo to see the options-

Amazon DriftwoodAmazon Driftwood



If you are a Coastal lover, you probably already have a collection of seashells and starfish, but if not, here’s some great options, even a pack of resin ones as an option if you’d rather them not be real!

Resin sand dollars and starfish 





I purchased the larger pumpkins from the Homegoods family of stores- TJmaxx, Homegoods, and Marshall’s!

They’ve been a bit hard to find so scoop them up if you see them! At $4.99 they are a great deal and SO cute! I may have * a few * …ahem…ok…maybe 8…so far! I’m just LOVING them in several different places around my house!

Homegoods even featured my photo of my dough bowl on their Instagram feed! That might even be how you found me!


Anchored Soul Signs

Of course I couldn’t resist styling mine with more than one sign option.

You can find all of our fall signs here.

Any of our 6 x 6 in or 8 x 3 in signs make a great option for dough bowls or any type of tray! You can click on any of these photos to go straight to that sign!


 Coastal fall dough bowlAutumn coastal dough bowlCoastal pumpkin dough bowl




I’d love to see if you decorate your own dough bowl in a coastal style or with any of our fall signs! Thanks for following along!



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