Create an easy centerpiece incorporating fruit, veggies and flowers for your Thanksgiving table. It looks impressive and no one would guess it only takes minutes to assemble!
DIY Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece With Fruit, Veggies and Flowers
I had a blog challenge to create a table centerpiece for Thanksgiving. I decided to use my cornucopia as a centerpiece.
I couldn't find a cornucopia the size I needed so I decided to make one! You can find the tutorial and the DIY details to make a cornucopia, HERE.
I love incorporating fruit and veggies with flowers in arrangements.
It allows your flower material to go further and is affordable as your produce can be eaten after your centerpiece is dismantled!
To create my cornucopia centerpiece, I started with a layer of kale to provide some texture and a base for the arrangement. Curly leaf kale is hearty stuff and affordable at $1.50 a bunch. Mine was still looking good 6 hours after assembling, with no signs of wilting.
In addition to kale, I picked up some produce and flowers from the grocery store: grapes, apples, pears, and artichokes, along with mums, safflower and aster. This cornucopia centerpiece came together in 10 minutes!
Fill in with your veggies and fruit as you go, tucking in single or clusters of flowers in the gaps. There is no right or wrong way to do it, just place your fruit and flowers however is pleasing to your eye. Best of all, no mechanics needed like floral foam or chicken wire!
Mums, aster, safflower (the thistle-like flower) will last several hours out of water without wilting. If you’re assembling your centerpiece in advance, use floral water tubes to keep your flowers fresh
and/or spray your blooms with an antitranspirant, like Crowning Glory, that seals in moisture.
I recommend spraying your spray your kale with Crowning Glory if making your arrangement a day in advance, you just don’t want to eat it later.
Allow it dry before tucking in your fruit and any other veggies.
I placed my cornucopia I on a wood board to elevate it and placed some additional fruit and flowers around it.
Click over via the blue "go" button below to visit the original blog post to find:
- More photos and table sources
- More floral inspiration for Thanksgiving from my blogging friends.
- Cornucopia (made it, see DIY link)
- Flowers (grocery store)
- Fruits and veggies (grocery store)
Barbara on Nov 18, 2021
I truly am inspired to try my hand at recreating your gorgeous arrangement. It’s is just stunning. And btw…I agree that the brown ribbon works quite well. There is a lot going on, and the brown does not compete, while still providing extra texture. Love the whole look. Amazing job, Leslie!