Many people don’t want to have an elaborate centerpiece on Thanksgiving because let’s face it…the focus of this holiday is on the people gathered, our expressions of gratitude, and the food. But one of the things that makes holidays memorable is setting a special table that is different from the day-to-day. Here are some ideas for creating Thanksgiving centerpieces that are easy, festive, and don’t take up much room on an already crowded table!
For the first centerpiece we took two fall leaf pics, two pine cone pics and a candle.
Curve the stems of the leaf picks around the candle and arrange the leaves and acorns so that they lay fairly flat. Poke in the pinecone pic so that it covers the stems of the leaf spray. Done!
This next centerpiece celebrates our beautiful sea-side region. We took a spray of berries that look like rose hips, two pine cone pics, two starfish and some shells off the beach.
Curl the stems from the rose hip sprays around the candle, add the pine cone pics and arrange the shells around the candle so that all the stems are hidden.
And of course the classic centerpiece is a group of pumpkins and gourds displayed around a candle. If you want to be really fancy, place three candles on the table and continue the line of gourds down much of the length of the table.
At this time of year we’re thankful for our creative staff and the colorful materials we have to work with.