Stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey, ham, and so much more make for the perfect fall feast for the whole family. While hosting a holiday meal can be very stressful, there are plenty of ways to make it fun and unique.
Take your Thanksgiving decor game to the next level with a stunning centerpiece that everyone can enjoy.
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You can get very creative with it or keep it very simple; it’s your choice.
Here is a list of ideas for decorating the dining room table for Thanksgiving.
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The best part? Lots of these centerpiece ideas are easy to make and can be put together with things you might find around the house.
Flowers are a very easy and elegant way to decorate any dinner table.
Whether you’re shopping for real sunflowers or leaning toward reusable artificial flowers, choose the assortment of fall colors for your display.
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Think orange, brown, yellow, red, and maybe even a touch of purple.
If you want to take your bouquet to the next level, toss in some pinecones or tie a burlap bow around the neck of the vase for a fall feel.
Pumpkins are a great decorative piece to use from September through the end of November. There are many opportunities, including DIY projects, to use pumpkins as a centerpiece for your centerpiece.
Use all different shapes, sizes and colors to mix and match for your table centerpiece.
If you’re in an artistic mood, paint your pumpkins in unique colors. If you still have a giant pumpkin from Halloween, don’t let it go to waste.
Paint main menu items on top of the pumpkin or include cute Thanksgiving sayings like “grateful” and “grateful.”
When we think of fall, we often think of leaves changing colors and falling from trees. Beautiful fall leaves make a perfect centerpiece that can be put together in a matter of minutes.
All you need for a leaf-shaped centerpiece is a handful of faux leaves. Arrange them in the center of your table. You can also tape them together to make sure they stay throughout dinner. Place LED lights between the leaves for extra sparkle. Include pumpkins if your table decor seems a little scarce.
One of the simplest DIY projects for a centerpiece is to grab a few mismatched mugs from your kitchen cupboards. Drinking glasses, vases, and mason jars will work for this. Fill the glassware with whatever might set the tone for your holiday meal.
If you want to keep it simple and neutral, include dried reeds, herbs, and wheatgrass. You can stack acorns or pinecones for a more moody look, too.
For color, you can use dried fruits and flowers. You can also make use of water absorbing beads like OrBeez to fill your cups with fun falling objects and water to create the illusion that your decor is floating.
The best part about cornucopia as a centerpiece is that you can be as creative as you want and include lots of personal touches.
More traditional Thanksgiving cornucopias include acorns, mini pumpkins, squash, cranberries, leaves, and twigs for dimension but really—include all the items you’d want on your own table. Make sure to really fill in the cornucopia to make it look fuller.
If you’re working with a dark wood table, add a light tablecloth for contrast. If your dining room table is as bright as it gets, include something colorful or printed with Thanksgiving icons or cartoons to spread the holiday spirit.
If you have any wooden crates lying around, they are one of the most easy household staples to improve for your Thanksgiving table.
Stack pumpkins, pinecones, or an assortment of colorful fruits like oranges, clementines, and green or red apples for a bright basket. Write on the outside of it with chalk for a rustic look or add a big bow for an extra pop of color.
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The fun tree is a perfect way to attract everyone to Thanksgiving dinner from kids to adults. You will need different colored cardboard cut into sheets.
Punch a hole in the bottom of each leaf and add a piece of ribbon or yarn through it to tie it. When your guests arrive, they can take out a few sheets of paper and write down what they’re thankful for.
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Each leaf can be hung on a branch to create a grateful tree centerpiece.
Centerpieces don’t have to be fancy and can easily be made from things you already have.
Placing the winning bottles in the middle of your table is easy for you and convenient for guests.
You spent all day cooking an amazing turkey – so why not make it the main showpiece of your table? If your table is too small or already loaded with plates, utensils, and side dishes, use turkey or ham as the centerpiece.
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While these centerpieces will bring your Thanksgiving decorating to the next level on their own, you can also combine these ideas to make the perfect centerpiece for you and your loved ones this holiday season.