50+ Thanksgiving Centerpieces That Will Make Your Table Shine

Set the stage for your Thanksgiving feast with these easy DIY ideas.

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Brian Woodcock

Whether you pick a pumpkin centerpiece or opt for a floral arrangement featuring fall foliage, these ideas will complete your 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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Whitewash Pinecones

These pale pinecones are pretty enough to display on their own, or in this simple arrangement featuring gourds, berries, and succulents.

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Candy-Filled Cornucopias

This blogger made her table set up even sweeter by stuffing homemade cornucopias with chocolate and other candies. The best part—guests won't have to go far for dessert.

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Give Thanks

Take a cue from the changing leaves on the trees and work in fresh flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and red. Then add a simple sign with a timely message to make your piece feel even more celebratory.

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Mums Aplenty

Work your appetizer spread into your centerpiece, so everyone can keep snacking—even after the dishes are cleared away. And while we're partial to chrysanthemums, feel free to mix in your favorites fall flowers.

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Cornucopia Arrangement

Throw a couple of these on your dining room table, and you'll have a simple but impressive set up in no time.

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Greenery Runner

Make your table feel full and lush—without spending a ton of money—by starting with a big base of inexpensive leaves and greenery.

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Elegant Picks

Embrace harvest season and use seasonal selections like cabbage flowers, crimson daises, and ivory mums to fill out your vases.

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Flowers and Foliage

Bring some of nature's beauty indoors with this loose and casual display of autumnal blooms, leaves, and other fresh finds.

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Brian Woodcock
Retro Cooler Vase

If Thanksgiving tends to be a casual shindig in your home, use a vintage jug cooler and foraged branches, leaves, and flowers from your backyard.

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Brian Woodcock
Foliage-Inspired Florals

Bring some autumnal beauty indoors with this arrangement inspired by the yellow, orange, red, and purple leaves on the trees. A vintage trophy (with a inside) makes the perfect vessel for a big bunch of blooms.

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Brian Woodcock
Plaid Tidings

We're mad for this plaid look featuring patterned table runners, vases, and fabric-covered pumpkins. Flowers featuring the various colors in the tartan prints bring the whole look together.

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Brian Woodcock
Seasonal Spices

Mix and match wildflowers and vintage spice cans in autumnal hues according to the length of your table. Display two for small settings, and a series for longer setups.

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Pumpkin-Filled Planter

This gourd-geous piece has it all. Pumpkins, berries, leaves, and a variety of candles work together to add color and some ambience to your holiday table.

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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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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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thanksgiving centerpiece pumpkin vase
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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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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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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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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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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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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