Easy Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces
Cover all of your holiday bases this year with easy but brilliant Thanksgiving centerpieces. Focus your time and energy on food and guests, rather than the non-food elements such as centerpieces. With very little effort you can create easy Thanksgiving centerpieces and add to the warm, cozy feel of every great Thanksgiving dinner.
Rustic Greenery Centerpiece
Flowers and greenery are one of the most classic centerpieces of all time. To create a fresh, unique DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece arrangement, choose seasonal blooms like chrysanthemums. Accent with clusters of cranberries, pomegranates, corn husks, Mountain Ash, or rosehips for a rustic feel. Don't feel like you have to restrict yourself to the traditional orange, yellow, red, and brown harvest colors. Incorporate deep pinks and purples, and a touch of greenery like foxtail fern from your garden.
Focus your attention on the Thanksgiving meal and decorate with simple centerpieces such as pillar candles set in handmade wooden candlesticks. Collect some driftwood or large branches, cut them to size, and drill out holes the size of pillar candles. Arrange them on a decorative serving tray or even a wooden slab at the center of your table. Around them, create a wreath-like arrangement of berries, acorns, leaves, pine cones, and wildflowers. Find your supplies in the backyard or a nearby park. Have fun, and at the same time, complement the natural, rustic feel of Thanksgiving dinner.
To complete your beautiful Thanksgiving floral centerpieces, consider using a classic harvest symbol for the vase. Pick a pumpkin wide enough to accommodate the plant or floral arrangement’s width. Cut off the top of your pumpkin, dig about halfway down and then carve some creative details along the top edge of the opening. Scalloped or triangular edges work particularly well to set off the gorgeous geometric shapes created by the homemade Thanksgiving centerpieces. Place your plant or floral arrangement in the pumpkin to create a beautiful exterior pot!
Use the best part of Thanksgiving as the centerpiece for your Turkey Day meal—food! Visit your local party store and purchase a few dessert display stands or trays with colors that echo the bright oranges, reds and yellows of Thanksgiving. Set your desserts atop the display stands and trays and decorate the spaces in between each display with apples, pears, oranges, pomegranates or grapes. Play up the sense of abundance and display your beautiful work throughout the meal as a visual promise of future treats.
Lastly, be sure to set the stage for a gorgeous gathering with beautiful online Thanksgiving invitations you can send right from your phone. Customize your favorite invitation, add important event details, and text or email for instant delivery.
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