If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, don’t stress about the table decor. You can create these easy Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas with a few simple supplies! Plus, at the end of the post, you can snag some free printable fall art.
We’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, and my husband is filled with dread. Not because he dislikes my family (he likes them just fine) or because he’s in charge of the turkey (I’ll handle the side dishes).
He dreads the monster I become when we host a party.
My blood pressure rises, my brain goes into overdrive, and my voice reaches an unhealthy decibel at the mere idea of hosting. It’s great to open our home to friends and family, but perfectionists like me need strategies to avoid a meltdown that prevents us from enjoying our own party.
One way to reduce holiday hosting stress: Plan the table decor a few days in advance so you aren’t stuck with the last bouquet of pink carnations at Trader Joe’s. These easy Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas leverage decor you probably purchased earlier in the fall or can buy on deep clearance in November.
3 Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas to Impress Your Guests
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1. Simple and Pretty
After topping the table with glittering faux leaves, hollow out a pumpkin (or carve a Funkin as I did) to create a unique and festive vase for a seasonal grocery store bouquet. Then, flank the pumpkin with traditional taper candle holders to give the scene a more formal look.
2. Casual Bounty
Skip the candlelight and top a tray with decorative gourds for a colorful, low centerpiece that won’t interfere with conversation.
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3. Rustic Elegance
Try chunky, metallic pillar candles mixed with sparkly votive holders to add mood lighting without the height.
Get the look:
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You Can DIY an Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Although I can’t guarantee that I’ll be 100% stress-free on Thanksgiving, at least I can guarantee we’ll have a pretty table. All you need to create your own Thanksgiving centerpiece is a little bit of advance planning, a few inexpensive seasonal decorations, and table decor you can use all year round.
Now, let’s just hope my husband won’t overcook the turkey!