This year spend less time preparing and more time with family and friends with these two super simple, creative, and budget-friendly DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces for your table.
A big part of Thanksgiving entertaining is setting a beautiful table to serve all your delicious Thanksgiving food! Why spend hundreds of dollars and countless hours putting together a Thanksgiving table setting, when you can get a gorgeous look by shopping at your local dollar store, craft store and/or big box store, as well as using stuff you have at home?
I created two of my own Thanksgiving centerpieces in just a matter of minutes, and for well under $50 each.
HOW TO MAKE DIY THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE NEUTRAL CANDLE GROUPING
This lovely neutral candle grouping is one of my favorite super simple centerpiece ideas, and when you add your plates, silverware and glasses, you get a beautiful, neutral Thanksgiving table with a modern feel.
- Total time: 5 minutes
- Total cost: less than $25 I had the wicker decorative balls, glass votives, and mini pinecones
DIY THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE NEUTRAL CANDLE GROUPING SUPPLIES
Making this Thanksgiving centerpiece calls for some common decor items including:
- 3 pillar candles; small, medium, and large
- ornamental wicker balls
- 13-inch plastic charger – bronze (I got mine a long time ago at a dollar store, Amazon has some in different colors)
- 2 small tealight votive candles
- mini pinecones
DIY THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE NEUTRAL CANDLE GROUPING INSTRUCTIONS
Step One: Add Candles
Place three different sized pillar candles in the middle of a decorative charger.
Step Two: Add Wicker Balls
Surround the candles with the wicker ornamental balls.
Step Three: Add Smaller Votives
Place 2 sets of smaller votive candles surrounded with miniature pine cones on each side of the centerpiece.
Step Four: Add Place Settings
Now all that’s left is to add your place settings, name cards, and any other personal touches you’d like to add.
That’s it, you’re done!
Prefer a different style when it comes to Thanksgiving entertaining decor? Here’s another inexpensive and easy tablescape idea I hope you will like.
HOW TO MAKE DIY THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE AUTUMN HARVEST THEME
Another simple Thanksgiving centerpiece idea, this farmhouse inspired look brings in the warm colors of Autumn.
- Total time: 10 minutes – NOT including time it takes to paint milk can and add the ribbon
- Total cost: less than $50 – I had the milk can, flowers and feathers, glass votives, and mini pinecones
DIY THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE AUTUMN HARVEST THEME SUPPLIES
This centerpiece calls for a few more materials than the other, but they items are not hard to find. You will need:
- galvanized milk can painted orange (or buy a decorative one like this)
- orange craft paint
- checkered ribbon
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
- autumn faux flowers
- decorative pheasant feathers
- pinecones – full size
- pinecones – mini
- 2 glass cylinder vases – mine came from Dollar Tree
- small faux pumpkins – 3-4 per vase
- 2 glass votives with candles – small
DIY THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE AUTUMN HARVEST THEME INSTRUCTIONS
Step One: Make Floral Centerpiece
Paint the milk can orange and allow it to dry. Then, using hot glue, attach the checkered ribbon around the neck of the can.
Once dry, fill the orange milk can with the faux flowers and pheasant feathers. Then place it in the middle of the table and surround it with large pinecones.
Step Two: Add Votives
On each side of the milk can, place a glass candle votive and surround it with 3 – 4 mini pinecones.
Step Three: Add Vases
Then, a few inches out from each votive, place the cylindrical vases filled with the faux pumpkins and gourds.
Step Four: Add Place Settings
Lastly, add your place settings, some name cards, and that’s it!
You have a lovely Thanksgiving table that brings in the warm colors of Autumn in just 15 minutes, and for less than $50!
Simple, wasn’t it?!
MORE DIY HOLIDAY CRAFTS
Looking for more Thanksgiving and holiday crafts? Here are some I think you will love!
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I hope you love these DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces as much as I do! They are so simple and fun to make! If you do decide to give them a try, let me know! Nothing makes me happier than seeing your own take on my crafts!
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