35+ Thanksgiving Centerpieces That Will Make Your Table Shine

Feast your eyes on some seriously beautiful centerpieces.

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Shades of Blue Interiors

Set the table in style with these beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas. Whether you pick a pumpkin centerpiece or opt for a floral arrangement featuring fall foliage, there's nothing quite like a festive centerpiece to complete a Thanksgiving tablescape. Much like our Thanksgiving decorations and seasonal craft ideas, these DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces come together quickly and easily, giving you one more thing to be thankful for.

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Little Green Notebook
Apple Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Hollowed-out apples become votives for thrifty hosts. Simply drop in affordable tea lights and you’re done!

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Shades of Blue Interiors
Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

This floral pumpkin centerpiece may look ornate, but it's actually incredibly easy to make. The crafter in question simply carved a gourd and filled it with a bouquet she got from the grocery store!

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Floral Terrarium Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Swap gourds for soft blooms for a centerpiece that doesn't scream Thanksgiving but rather whispers it.

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Pumpkin Topiary Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Pumpkins are a pretty popular Thanksgiving centerpiece. Stack 'em up to make them stand out from all the rest.

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Brian Woodcock
Pumpkin Vase

Transform a pumpkin into a planter with these easy steps. Remove the top quarter of a small pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds and pulp and fill with floral foam and flowers (here, dahlias, scabiosa, strawflowers, zinnias, forget-me-nots, and nigella). Surround your centerpiece with acorns, squash, and other seasonal elements.

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Brian Woodcock
Metallic Maize

Give a plain ol' vase some fall flair with this easy idea. Start by coating roughly 14 cobs of dried corn with metallic gold and copper spray paint. Once dry, hot-glue cobs to the perimeter of a 6-inch round vase. Tie it all together with gold raffia. Fill vase with floral foam and add seasonal flowers as desired. (This sampling includes dahlias, zinnias, and mountain ash berries.)

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Brian Woodcock
Wheat Cloches

This seasonal staple makes the perfect focal point for your holiday table. Start by bundling a small handful of wheat and tie with twine. Turn a cloche upside down and place the wheat inside, then top with base and invert. Add leftover snips of wheat to votive holders (securing with twine).

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Brian Woodcock
Apple Candleholders

Utilize your latest farmer's market finds to make this fast display. Use a paring knife to cut a 1-inch-deep hole in the top of a few apples, slightly narrower than the candles, and wedge the candles in. Display alone or with stacked apples and seeded eucalyptus on a neutral cake stand.

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Brian Woodcock
Perfectly Imperfect

A gold-patterned table runner, mismatched vintage china, and a vibrant bouquet of seasonal blooms are all this Thanksgiving table needs to stand out.

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Brian Woodcock
Gilded Fruit Centerpiece

Cover with copper leaf for festive decor that will never spoil. Just insert into artificial pomegranates. Coat each with . Stand skewers upright in a ; let pomegranates dry until tacky (about 7 minutes). Following manufacturer's instructions, apply until pomegranate is covered (approximately 2 sheets). Repeat with each pomegranate. Display on a tray, in a bowl, or on a cake stand.

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Ella Claire
Eclectic Fall Setting

Tie leaf-shaped tags around your pumpkins and add sprigs of fall picks to create this simply gorgeous centerpiece.

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Ella Claire
Fall Tablescape

The secret to this charming fall tablescape? Set the table first, then fill in the open space with pumpkins and rustic DIY candlesticks.

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Rustic Bohemian

Who said Thanksgiving tables have to be elaborate? Blogger Alice ditched a table runner in favor of an elegant arrangement of succulents, gourds, and Indian corn.

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Mikkel Vang
Go Beyond the Vase

When it comes to centerpieces, vintage wooden spools—around $5 to $10 each on —offer a novel way to display dried leaves or branches. (If using fresh flowers, seek out spools with hollow cores wide enough to accommodate floral tubes.) The vessel that contains our loose arrangement of dahlias and pomegranates? It's a . Bonus: Craft the cheapest candlestick ever: A $3 roll of from the hardware store! Pop a taper inside, then set it atop a plate.

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Harvest Centerpiece

Add some harvest-time charm to the kids' table with this durable centerpiece, featuring a mix of faux berries, gourds, leaves that can be used year after year.

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Serendipity Refined
Rustic Lantern

Light up your table in style with a vintage lantern surrounded by fall branches.

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Color-Wrapped Wheat

Use embroidery floss to give stalks of wheat some colorful flair.

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Miki Duisterhof
Fresh Pomegranate Centerpieces

Liza Lubell of Brooklyn's says, "Ripe fruit is as lush as any flower." Here, she uses opulent pomegranates for these autumnal centerpieces. Cut each branch to a height that allows its heavy fruits to rest on the rim of your vase. Then fill in with inexpensive foliage, such as the purple shiso leaves here. You can also try apples or persimmons.

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Country Charm

Add some simple country charm to your Thanksgiving table with a blue and white gingham table runner accessorized with pinecones, white pumpkins, gourds, and the Julia centerpiece, $40, by .

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Simple and Modern

Or go for a minimalist table setting featuring white and .

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Natural Materials

Sometimes all you need for a beautiful holiday table are pops of orange and gold.

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Burgundy and Gold

You'd never guess by looking at this photo, but blogger Rachel spent only $40 arranging and decorating her Thanksgiving dining table.

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Bright and Bold

Though pinks and reds might seem like non-traditional Thanksgiving colors, the combination of the two creates a vibrant, beautiful holiday table.

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Pumpkin Vase

Use seasonal autumn flowers such as broom cob, roses, and mums to fill your DIY pumpkin vase.

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Neutral Fall

Designer Toni Roberts was certain she didn't want to include any orange in her tablescape. Instead, she used muted yet elegant colors in her centerpiece that features an assortment of faux fall foliage.

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Fall Table

Mix and match different gourds to fill a DIY statement piece for any dining room table. For an extra rustic touch, add mason jars with candles inside of them.

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Vintage Decor

Far Above Rubies blogger Anita Diaz used an old chestnut board as her table's centerpiece, then filled it with arborvitae, hydrangeas, pinecones, and hand-painted pumpkins. To add an extra gleam, she placed silver sugar bowls and her great-grandfather's vintage oil lamp in the middle.

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Blooming Homestead
Metallics and Whites

Metallic candle holders, frosted pinecones, and white pumpkins stand out against a dark stained wood table runner.

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Lia Griffith
Rustic Elegance

Photographer Lia Griffith used a woodland motif—note the natural wood, plum colored place cards, and twig-style silverware—to transform her dining room table into a beautiful natural scene.

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Julie Blanner
5-Minute Table Setting

If an elaborate Thanksgiving table isn't exactly your cup of tea, take a cue from blogger Julie Blanner. In just five minutes, the blogger created a gorgeous and simple tablescape by arranging pillar candles, pinecones, clementines, and floral stems on her table.

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