How do I make a Thanksgiving centerpiece for my table?


How do I make an inexpensive center piece for my table for Thanksgiving dinner

  6 answers
  • Emily Emily on Nov 06, 2018

    Fashion a cornucopia out of paper or cardboard or some baskets and fill it with fruits/vegetables and nuts of the season. Here is pic of one of my Thanksgiving tables.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 06, 2018

    Use small pumpkins, gourds and fall leaves placed in a pretty fruit bowl. Can add candles on either side, maybe add a place mat or runner.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 06, 2018

    You can get inexpensive decorations at the Dollar store. One trick is to buy a small Dollar store wreath that will fit around a large based candle. That is simple. Or you can use a long narrow bowl or serving tray and lay some decorations around a pretty candle or pumpkin in the tray. All of this can be done for $3 to $5 dollars easy (or less depending on how big you want the center piece). Pinecones also add to a display and can be found in parks and play grounds for free or buy a bag at the department store. If you pick up your own pinecones be sure to microwave them for 1 minute to kill any bugs that may be hiding in them. Some people put them in a low heat oven (250 or 225deg F) for 20 to 30 minutes. There are many available by the bag where decorations are sold. You can spruce them up with glitter glue or white snow on the tips of the cones if you like. The Dollar stores also sell holiday place mats. If you bought only one you could use it to also add to the center piece as the foundation for the rest of the decor. Leaves can be found now for free also in many bright colors. You can save them permanently by covering them front and back with clear contact paper from Walmart and other stores. The colors will not fade and the leaves will last as long as plastic contact paper (forever?). Just trim around the leaves leaving a quarter inch or so to give the seal to the leaf complete. One year we had special guests and our children made the center piece coloring and making a paper Pilgrim scene. It was very nice and the children were very proud. So don't be afraid to incorporate some of the children's crafts they might bring home from school. Put them on display! Hope this will get your creative juices flowing Becky Jo

  • Hi Becky - This is an outdoor rustic theme table, but you can still use the ideas for inside too.

    Also - here are some delicious autumn diffuser blends to help keep your house smelling cozy and festive!

    Hope this helps! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Holly

  • Pamela Pamela on Nov 07, 2018

    Use mini sugar pumpkins , gourds , and fake fall leaves .

  • Bijous Bijous on Nov 08, 2018

    Hi. Whatever you do if you are planning on leaving it on the table is to make it low. People can't see over tall big arrangements and it makes people feel boxed in.