Give thanks for your bountiful blessings with these beautiful Thanksgiving dinner centerpieces that will add a bit of elegance without taxing your holiday budget.
Low-Cost Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpieces Ideas
Thanksgiving is a time not only to give thanks and to celebrate one’s blessings, it’s also a time to bedeck the table. See how truly simple and easy it is to put together a table that is both elegant and easy on your pocketbook.
This simple table setting uses a natural burlap table runner over an ivory tablecloth. In the center is the cornucopia surrounded by decorative harvest vegetables, real pine cones and maple leaves. To finish this look, use gold ribbon to tie off the napkins. It’s definitely a polished look for your Thanksgiving table.
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2. Pumpkin Leaf Printable
Who would have thought that printables could be so elegant? See how shabby chic these little white pumpkins are with a leaf printable tied daintily with raffia. You can use these as placeholders or even leave blank for your guests to write their own special blessing on the leaf. For a larger display, you can vary the sizes of the pumpkins and write “Happy Thanksgiving” and tied to the stems of the center ones.
Source: Ella Clair Inspired
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3. Pumpkin Vase
Whether you use a white or orange pumpkin matters not with this beautiful floral display. What’s important is what you choose to place in this arrangement. I suggest following the florist’s secret rhyme: “Always select a thriller, a spiller and a filler.” If you remember this three-part rule for floral arrangements, you will always have a most stunning centerpiece.
Source: A Pumpkin and a Princess
Add Creative Elements to Your Thanksgiving Table
Have you ever wondered what the secret to a beautiful Thanksgiving table? The answer is simple: enlist the help of some vibrant and creative elements. It’s easy to do. Take this table, for example. The designer used real magnolia leaves, interspersed with fresh persimmons, and added a pop of color from Chrysanthemum blooms. The key here is to use a couple of standout elements that you feel exudes the mood you want to convey to your guests.
Source: FTD (image used with permission)
4. Count Your Blessings Keepsake Pumpkin Centerpiece
This lone pumpkin says it all: “What Are You Thankful For?” And, with only a marking pen, this pumpkin centerpiece will become a most treasured keepsake. Use a craft pumpkin if you want to bring it out again next year. Otherwise, it really doesn’t need much more embellishment.
Source: Yellow Prairie Interior Design
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5. Thanksgiving Turkey Vegetable Centerpiece
I think oftentimes we associate Thanksgiving dinner centerpieces to be, well, flowery and embellished. But not so for this show-stopper. Cuteness aside, this beauty can stand alone for its imaginative and utilitarian purpose. One might think it’s too pretty to eat, but hey, it’s Thanksgiving, folks. Bring on the turkey!
Source: Eating with Food Allergies
6. Hurricane Vases with Dried Seeds and Beans Centerpiece
You’ve probably got a few of these hanging around: hurricane lamps. And, dressing them up is such a breeze. With a bit of hemp, some dried beans and popcorn seeds and a pillar candle to match your decor, this table-stopper is easy breezy.
Source: My Heart’s Desire
7. White Pumpkin and Bittersweet Centerpiece
Simple and elegant is this table setting. I love everything about it from the white pumpkins to the vine that lazily winds its way down the table. You can also use grape vine if you don’t have bittersweet. Just match the tea lights with the same hue as your table runner. Beautiful!
Source: Your Cozy Home
8. Cornucopia Centerpiece
I had to share this beauty with you, because it goes to show just how easy and budget friendly a Thanksgiving centerpiece can be. To duplicate this, all you need is pizza crust dough. This display shows that it’s filled with fruit, but you can also fill it with veggies, candies and more.
Source: Lily Shop
9. Long Basket Centerpiece
What I love the most about this vintage chic basket centerpiece is that it keeps everything in its place. The basket is long enough to follow the length of the table but not too big as to overtake where the guest are sitting. If you plan out your fillers carefully and keep them at a reasonable height, you’ll find that this table setting will last long after the guests have gone home. You can also fill it with fresh fruit and bread, making it more of a serving vessel or bread basket but still with the charm you’re wanting to achieve.
Source: Opulent Cottage
10. Succulent Centerpiece
This succulent centerpiece is not only stunning but also takes little water. You will need to do a bit of finagling with the plants to get them to look how you want them but then it’s easy maintenance from then on. And, once you’re finished with your pumpkin, you can replant the succulents into another vessel for the holiday season. Sweet!
Source: Simply Happenstance
I hope you were inspired as much as I was not only with the beauty but also the practicality of these Thanksgiving dinner centerpieces. Which one was your favorite? Be sure to let me know in the comments below. Happy Thanksgiving! ~DLM
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