Creating a show-stopping centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table doesn’t have to be time-consuming. We have easy ideas for arrangements you can pull together on the fly.While Thanksgiving may be a treasured national holiday — a time when far-flung family and friends gather together to catch up and create new memories — it’s also a lot of work. Shopping, meal prep and getting your home ready for guests can really take a toll — leaving you with no time to create a centerpiece. No worries, these centerpieces are ones you can whip up using items you already have on hand, can pick up at the grocery store or find in your own backyard.
Put a Vintage Piece on Display
An antique dough bowl or wood trencher is just too pretty to keep hidden away; put it to work as a low, rustic centerpiece. Just fill with pumpkins, gourds and fruit from the market and pinecones and sprigs of goldenrod and berries from the backyard.
Be Inspired by the Harvest
For a fresh twist on a traditional cornucopia, stack a pair of footed dishes or cake stands and pile high with fresh fruit, veggies and nuts in shell.
Mix Seasonal Greenery With Storebought Blooms
Or opt for traditional elegance with a tightly bunched arrangement that mixes ranunculus, roses and sprays of greenery. Tip: Customize a pre-made grocery store bouquet by mixing in fall greenery from your backyard, like ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum or Scotch Heather.
Bare Can Be Beautiful
No flowers needed; head outdoors to gather long bare branches for a sculptural statement.