Thanksgiving is spent around the table, so why not spruce it up this year with a beautiful centerpiece. Before you run to the store to buy fall-specific décor for the table, look around your house first. What decor can you pull from the guest bedroom? Have any unused pieces you can grab from the basement? Go outside and collect some fallen leaves, acorns, pinecones, or fall foliage. If you do find yourself going to the store, stick with neutral pieces that can work for other holidays and events like the tablecloth and runner I used for most of these ideas. If you can’t pick between these centerpiece ideas, incorporate the ideas throughout the other areas of your home such as your entry table or fireplace. They will be sure to elevate the look and feel of your Thanksgiving holiday.
Wheat Wreath with Candleholders
I love how the wheat wreath brings so much warmth to this centerpiece. Do you remember my wheat wreath DIY I posted at the beginning of fall? Check it out here to make your own. I have an obsession with candleholders lately. They are the perfect accent for all seasons and can often be found at thrift stores or garage sales. The wooden ones I bought from a home decor store, and the skinnier ones were $2 at a garage sale. I spray painted them white, and added a few brush strokes of Dixie Belle Chalk paint (color: drop cloth) to add more character. Since I ran out of candles, I topped a few of the candleholders with little accent pumpkins.
As you will notice, I use the same tablecloth and runner for all my centerpiece ideas. I highly recommend investing in neutral tablecloths like my gray and white striped one, so it can be used for all holidays and parties. The burlap runner is from our wedding. We bought them from another bride, so it’s safe to say they were money well spent.
What is more festive than a cluster of pumpkins for your Thanksgiving centerpiece? I rested the pumpkins on a strand of eucalyptus to help neutralize the orange a bit. Did you know pumpkins are extremely cheap the day after Halloween? One of our local pumpkin patches charges only $1 per pumpkin to help clear their patch. This is great for Thanksgiving decor! I bought the small pumpkins from a local grocery store. Another pumpkin tip, if you snap the stem completely off like I did to the one in the back, just glue it back on! No one will know! 😉
I broke one of my rules. I bought something instead of shopping my house first. Let me explain before you label me a fraud…. this dough bowl. Isn’t it beautiful? I’ve been wanting one of these bad boys for several months now, and decided to finally make the purchase with an Amazon gift card I had. There are several ways I can display it and it works in almost every room of my home. Have you forgiven me yet? I warmed it up with two strands of eucalyptus garland and filled it with pumpkins (faux and real) and pinecones (real). The bowl works great for a Thanksgiving centerpiece. I will probably add ornaments for Christmas time.
There are so many fun textures with this one! To keep it from looking too busy, I stuck with a neutral color palette. Do you recognize my DIY pumpkins?? These Dollar Tree foam pumpkins have saved me so much money this fall. Not to mention how fun they were to DIY. As I mentioned before, I have an obsession with candleholders. They are the perfect accent for all seasons and can often be found at thrift stores or garage sales. Watch your heights if you try a centerpiece like this. You don’t want guests having to crane their neck to talk to the person across from them. What are your thoughts on the candleholders being left empty? Not sure I like it for Thanksgiving, but wanted to share in case it gave you some inspiration for another event.
Do you have a tobacco basket you can repurpose for a centerpiece like this? The low profile makes it a perfect basket to use as a centerpiece. The strand of eucalyptus wrapped around the basket warms it up with color and the strand of wooden beads adds more texture. I filled the basket with some more of my DIY pumpkins, but it can be filled with virtually anything. I wonder what a few candleholders would look like in there? Try it!
Small White Pumpkins and Votives
I used this arrangement for my cousin’s baby sprinkle back in September. It was perfect for the greenery theme and I thought it would make for a great Thanksgiving centerpiece too. Remember my cement planters? Check it out here. The mini planters I made for my succulents double as a votive too!
Show me your Thanksgiving Centerpieces
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