It's easier than you think to create a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving centerpiece. Using fall favorites, such as pumpkins, flowers, and elements from the back yard, you can quickly put together a beautiful arrangement.
Farmhouse Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Give galvanized cake stands ($41, Walmart) new life when you stack them and dress them in florals. We used fresh pears, apples, and clementines as the base of this Thanksgiving centerpiece, then tucked in cuts of seeded eucalyptus and fresh flowers for a finishing touch.
Thanksgiving Gourd Centerpiece
Use a neutral runner as the foundation for this natural centerpiece for your farmhouse Thanksgiving table setting. Place a variety of gourds from the garden or local garden center along the table runner. Dress them up with votive candles and tea lights ($7, Target).
Natural Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Let the beauty of nature set the tone for a simple, yet sophisticated Thanksgiving table. Layer a large wooden cutting board ($31, Wayfair) with a folded tablecloth and a plate of gourds. Place tall pillar candles and tapers in the center. Finish the look with a cut of decorative grasses.
Thanksgiving Harvest Centerpiece
Enjoy a bounty of fall vegetables dressed up to play the part of the centerpiece for your farmhouse Thanksgiving table setting. This look starts with a rustic burlap table runner. Use a wide serving tray and fill it with a few heirloom pumpkins, then tuck in artichokes and colorful cabbage. Finish the farmhouse Thanksgiving centerpiece with beets, pears, small gourds, and a couple of white spider mums.
Festive Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Stroll through your yard and snip a few branches with colorful leaves or berries. Pick a few dried flowers and set your collection in an oversized basket, paired with a variety of pumpkins. Fill a large wooden bowl with apples to complete this festive fall look.
Fresh Thanksgiving Centerpiece
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Make your own centerpiece with fresh-cut greenery. We used eucalyptus, plumosus, pittosporum, and salal to make small bunches wrapped with floral wire. We grouped the clusters along the table to create the look of a leafy runner. Tuck in white votive candles ($8, Walmart) for an elegant Thanksgiving table.
Artichoke Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Skip the flowers and arrange your own Thanksgiving harvest centerpiece. Start with a white vessel and add magnolia stems, then use florist wire to attach a small artichoke or two. Fill in with Craspedia billy ball flowers, small white flowers, and clementines.
Magnolia Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Everyone will rave about this DIY tabletop garland. Use magnolia foliage, seeded eucalyptus, leucadendron, hypericum, and Craspedia billy ball flowers to make small bunches secured with florist wire. Set out a few clusters and add layers until you achieve the look you want, securing each layer with florist wire. Tuck in cinnamon sticks ($4, Target) and clementines to finish the look.
Garden Party Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Bring the garden's beauty to the table with tall glass vessels filled with leafy greens or root vegetables. Set bottles of wine between the greenery for a splash of color so guests can easily refill their glasses during dinner. Pair the natural centerpiece with your farmhouse Thanksgiving table setting, including a flour sack table runner and bright, cut flowers on the table.
Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Wrap white pumpkins in faux bittersweet vines and secure with hot glue ($5, Walmart). Opt for artificial pumpkins if you'd like to reuse this simple centerpiece. Set the decorated pumpkins on an autumnal table runner.
Golden Garland Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Make a chunky tabletop garland with found objects, such as milkweed, lotus, and locust seed pods, and wooden beads and grapevine balls from any crafts store. Spray paint some of the items gold and leave others natural. String them together and set them on the table. Place small white pumpkins on a cake stand to add height to the centerpiece. Paint the pumpkin stems gold to connect them to the garland, then fill in with golden votive candle holders.
Fall Colors Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Dress up your classic farmhouse Thanksgiving table settings with a cutting from a colorful maple tree. Pair it with pumpkins for a simple look that's warm and welcoming.
Sweet, Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece
For a simple yet sophisticated Thanksgiving centerpiece display, set small white pumpkins on a platter. Add a faux bittersweet vine and a few cuts of fresh florals. For a more glamorous look, paint the stems of the pumpkins gold with metallic paint.
Floral Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Fill a vintage vessel with bronze football mums and faux bittersweet vines for a stunning autumnal centerpiece. Place the bouquet on a wooden serving tray ($17, Walmart) and pair it with a pumpkin and a candle for a charming Thanksgiving centerpiece combination.
Country Garden Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Carve gourds to hold fresh flowers for an all-natural farmhouse Thanksgiving centerpiece. Use a variety of squash and pumpkins to get different heights and colors. Set the garden bouquets on a galvanized cake stand ($41, Wayfair) for a country-style Thanksgiving display.
Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Use a short and wide heirloom pumpkin as the vessel for your Thanksgiving centerpiece. Carve the opening and clean out the pumpkin. Then add floral foam to hold stems in place. Compose the bouquet with fresh flowers and greenery. Consider adding garden greens to give this farmhouse Thanksgiving bouquet a harvest feel.
Modern Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Create a sleek look this holiday with an assortment of gourds and glass vases in muted dark colors. If you can't find the colors you want, paint gourds black or gray with glass paint if you can't find the colors you want. Balance the look with white carnations and spider mums.
Sunflower Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Brighten your table with a ceramic crock overflowing with sunflowers. A woven table runner and sweater-covered pumpkins round out this cozy look.
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As an expert in creating one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving centerpieces, I can confidently say that it's easier than you think to put together a beautiful arrangement for your holiday table. With the use of fall favorites like pumpkins, flowers, and elements from your own backyard, you can create a stunning centerpiece that will impress your guests.
Let me break down the concepts used in this article:
Farmhouse Thanksgiving Centerpiece: This centerpiece utilizes galvanized cake stands stacked and adorned with florals. It incorporates fresh pears, apples, and clementines as the base, along with cuts of seeded eucalyptus and fresh flowers.
Thanksgiving Gourd Centerpiece: This natural centerpiece features a neutral runner as the foundation, with a variety of gourds placed along the table runner. Votive candles and tea lights add a touch of elegance.
Natural Thanksgiving Centerpiece: For a simple yet sophisticated look, layer a large wooden cutting board with a folded tablecloth and a plate of gourds. Tall pillar candles and tapers are placed in the center, and the arrangement is finished with decorative grasses.
Thanksgiving Harvest Centerpiece: This centerpiece showcases fall vegetables, such as heirloom pumpkins, artichokes, colorful cabbage, beets, pears, small gourds, and white spider mums. It starts with a rustic burlap table runner.
Festive Thanksgiving Centerpiece: This look incorporates branches with colorful leaves or berries, dried flowers, and a collection of pumpkins placed in an oversized basket. A large wooden bowl filled with apples completes the festive fall look.
Fresh Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Here, fresh-cut greenery like eucalyptus, plumosus, pittosporum, and salal are used to create small bunches wrapped with floral wire. These clusters are grouped along the table to create a leafy runner, with white votive candles adding elegance.
Artichoke Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Instead of flowers, this centerpiece focuses on magnolia stems and small artichokes, complemented by Craspedia billy ball flowers, small white flowers, and clementines. A white vessel serves as the base.
Magnolia Thanksgiving Centerpiece: This DIY tabletop garland combines magnolia foliage, seeded eucalyptus, leucadendron, hypericum, Craspedia billy ball flowers, cinnamon sticks, and clementines. It creates a stunning visual effect.
Garden Party Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Tall glass vessels filled with leafy greens or root vegetables are paired with bottles of wine for a garden-inspired centerpiece. A flour sack table runner and bright cut flowers complete the look.
Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece: This simple centerpiece involves wrapping white pumpkins in faux bittersweet vines and securing them with hot glue. The decorated pumpkins are placed on an autumnal table runner.
Golden Garland Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Found objects like milkweed, lotus, and locust seed pods, along with wooden beads and grapevine balls, are spray-painted gold and left natural. They are strung together to create a garland, with small white pumpkins adding height. Golden votive candle holders are also included.
Fall Colors Thanksgiving Centerpiece: A cutting from a colorful maple tree is paired with pumpkins for a warm and welcoming farmhouse look.
Sweet, Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Small white pumpkins are set on a platter, accompanied by a faux bittersweet vine and fresh florals. For a more glamorous touch, the pumpkin stems can be painted gold.
Floral Thanksgiving Centerpiece: A vintage vessel filled with bronze football mums and faux bittersweet vines creates a stunning autumnal centerpiece. A wooden serving tray and a pumpkin with a candle complete the charming combination.
Country Garden Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Gourds are carved to hold fresh flowers, with a variety of squash and pumpkins used to achieve different heights and colors. A galvanized cake stand is used for the display.
Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece: A short and wide heirloom pumpkin serves as the vessel, with floral foam added to hold stems in place. Fresh flowers, greenery, and garden greens can be used to create a harvest-themed bouquet.
Modern Thanksgiving Centerpiece: This sleek look incorporates gourds and glass vases in muted dark colors. If desired colors are not available, gourds can be painted black or gray with glass paint. White carnations and spider mums balance the look.
Sunflower Thanksgiving Centerpiece: A ceramic crock overflowing with sunflowers, paired with a woven table runner and sweater-covered pumpkins, creates a cozy and inviting centerpiece.
Mini-Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Tall glass vessels filled with miniature pumpkins and gourds, along with cuts of colorful maple branches, provide an easy and stylish way to decorate. A natural table runner completes the look.
Using these concepts as inspiration, you can create your own unique Thanksgiving centerpiece that will add a touch of beauty and warmth to your holiday celebration. Happy decorating!