Gorgeous Thanksgiving Centerpieces
Until the turkey arrives, Thanksgiving centerpieces are the focal point of the dining room table. Thanksgiving is a busy day for a hostess so creating a centerpiece probably isn’t the highest priority of the day. Make things less stressful for yourself by creating some easy and beautiful table decor.
Thanksgiving Centerpieces With Candles
Candles are a great way to bring some light, color, and warmth to your Thanksgiving centerpieces.
The first option for using candles is to keep things simple with a long, skinny simple serving tray. Put some warm colored candles in clear glass candle holders and place them on the tray. Surround the candles with twigs, cranberries, acorns, and small pine cones. If you’d rather add more height to your table, try using tall taper candles in simple candle holders, surrounded by the same twigs, cranberries, acorns, and pine cones. Using taller candles will add drama to your table without a lot of effort. Using these simple Thanksgiving table centerpieces will leave plenty of space for all of the food you’ll bring to the table. Just remember that centerpieces featuring candles aren’t always child friendly. Keep the kids at their own table or try another centerpiece design.
When most of us think of fall, we think of pumpkins.
While the big ones are best used for jack-o-lanterns on Halloween, but smaller gourds and pumpkins can look great on your Thanksgiving table. Using pumpkins as table decor can be as easy as placing the pumpkins in a bowl or basket, even a tall hurricane candle holder if they’re small enough to fit. However, there are some ways to spruce up the gourds to make more of a statement on your table. One of the best ways to do this is with paint. If you have some extra time and want to get creative, find some paint that matches your color scheme and grab a brush. Use painter’s tape to make horizontal lines on your pumpkin, paint the untapped sections, and let the paint dry before removing the tape. Your striped pumpkin will look modern and fun.
For those who have less time for Thanksgiving craft projects, spray paint can become your best tool. If you’re going for a glam look, get a can of glitter spray paint and cover a couple of pumpkins. Tone the look down by adding other pumpkins painted with a metallic color and placing them on simple oil rubbed bronze candle holders and plates. For a more classic look, paint the pumpkins in a warm cream color. Place six of these painted pumpkins in a row and stencil one letter of the word «thanks» on each one. The great mix of classic and modern will be a hit with your guests.
Thanksgiving Centerpieces With A Rustic Touch
The glitter and glam look isn’t for everyone. For those who prefer more traditional decor, opt for warm colors and natural elements. Start with a glass hurricane candle holder and Indian corn with husks. Indian corn can often be found at grocery stores or even craft stores in the fall months. Wrap a rubber band around the vase and place the corn behind the rubber band. Continue to do this until you have corn surrounding the entire vase. When you’re finished, tie a natural cording like hemp, twine, or raffia around the rubber band to make the centerpiece look finished. While the project won’t take much time, it will look like it came straight out of a magazine.
Thanksgiving isn’t always the most exciting holiday for kids. Make things a little more interesting for your youngest gauests by giving them their own fun centerpieces.
Skip all of the pretty things from the grown up table and give the kids something to do. Cover the whole kids table with plain white butcher paper for a tablecloth that can be scribbled on. Fill plastic cups with crayons and go online to print Thanksgiving coloring sheets and activity pages. Add small bowls of candy corn to finish the look and give the kids a special Thanksgiving treat.