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DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

The dinner table is the focal point of Thanksgiving tradition, but creating a beautiful centerpiece doesn’t have to be difficult. Without much heavy lifting, you can design your own with natural objects, decorative glassware and a little spray paint. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get creative, whether your style is minimalist, classic or a little more glamourous.


Warm, deep hues help make dinner guests feel more cozy. Gold pillar candles, mini gourds and pinecones can be assorted in large glass hurricanes or apothecary jars – just make sure that they are below eye level so your guests can see across the table comfortably. If you want to really get your hands dirty, you can clean out a pumpkin and use it as a planter – succulents and mums are a natural fit for this rustic creation.


If autumnal colors aren’t a part of your palette, try a neutral centerpiece. Pick up pumpkins in different sizes and spray paint them a matte white; then line them up for an asymmetrical look. Marble or stone pumpkins are a great option if you want to recreate this design year after year. Supplement with white pillar candles and punctuate with Queen Anne’s lace or ivory hydrangeas in clear vases. 

Glitz & Glam

If you have a flair for fancy, you can easily add a little sparkle to your centerpiece for an understated but noticeable glow. Simple glass pumpkins shine with string lights, and you can align silver, gold and copper colored candles on a serving tray for a mix of metallics. Want to get the kids involved? Take some trusty pumpkins and roll them in spray glue and glitter as a fun and festive activity.