These 3 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces will help you create a festive table in no time! Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this post. Complete your own tablescapes with Decoy this holiday season.
Well, it’s November already, although I can’t quite believe it.
Thanksgiving is just three weeks away and I’m daydreaming about turkey and mashed potatoes.
This year has just flew by because of how busy we are, and there’s no signs of our life slowing down. In fact, things are only getting busier! So this year I am all about easier, slower, and simple.
I don’t plan on spending tons of time or money on my holiday tables this year. Instead, I will create effortless DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces that are thoughtful, elegant, and inexpensive.
Here are three ideas that I absolutely love.
3 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces
Thanksgiving Centerpiece #1: White and Metallic
This Thanksgiving centerpiece is simple and stunning. It takes very minimal effort to create something beautiful when you stick to the basics.
For this tablescape, use gold or copper washi tape to decorate glass candle holders and mini white pumpkins. Place white candles in the glass holders. In addition to the washi tape, use silver studs and metallic glitter glue to adorn and decorate the pumpkins.
To complete the look, I like to use a creamy white vase filled with simple greens and flowers and a rustic white tray. For Thanksgiving centerpiece bouquets, think outside the box. Use greens and leaves you find outside in your yard, fragrant herbs like rosemary and sage, and wheat.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece #2: Thankful Bouquet
This year, make your Thanksgiving centerpiece a conversation piece. Literally.
This Thankful Bouquet combines prompts that are perfect for your Thanksgiving gathering. For this centerpiece, fill a vase with “Pumpkin on a Stick” ornamental eggplant. This is one of the most festive bouquets you can make for this time of the year. You can purchase ornamental eggplant from local florists or from Trader Joe’s. I fill the ornamental eggplant bouquet with pine needles, seasonal green fillers, and very simple flowers.
To finish this bouquet, cut cardstock out in the shape of leaves. Try to use a mix of autumnal colors and even different textures or glitter stock. Write a conversation starter on the back of each leaf before punching a hole and attaching to the Pumpkin on a Stick with festive ribbon.
Before dinner, have each guest unwrap a leaf and take one. Instead of going around the table and saying what you’re thankful for, each guest will read the prompt on the back of their leaf. Some ideas include:
- Tell someone at the table why you’re thankful for them.
- What’s the best thing that happened to you this year?
- What are you most excited for in the upcoming year?
- What’s something you learned about yourself this year?
Thanksgiving Centerpiece #3: Seasonally Edible
The star of this centerpiece is your Thanksgiving dinner ingredients. To make this edible centerpiece, fill a rustic tray with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Arrange gourds, herbs, persimmons, pears, squash, and pomegranates on your centerpiece. Try using different bowls, jars, or pitchers to make it visually interesting.
I display the wine I’m serving as well, either in a pretty decanter or the bottle. The wine I’m serving this holiday is Decoy. I always provide both their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, my favorites, as the red or white options. Decoy wines are tasteful and approachable, just like these Thanksgiving centerpieces. Celebrate the holidays and toast with Decoy this season.
To finish this edible centerpiece, I like to make apple candle holders. It’s the easiest thing and it’s really festive! Simply carve the top of an apple with a hole deep and wide enough to fit a tealight candle. I like using different colored apples to add variety.
With very little effort, time, and cost, you can have a gorgeous DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece on your holiday table in no time this year!
Which Thanksgiving centerpiece is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
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