5 Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces

    With COVID-19 taking over a majority of 2020 it’s safe to say we’re all ready for some holiday cheer.  Since everyone has been spending more time than ever at home, the holiday decorations have been coming out sooner and have been more extravagant than in the past.  We’ve taken a look around at the most popular centerpieces for Thanksgiving and included our top 5 looks below. 


    Pumpkin or Butternut Squash with Flowers


    1. Pumpkin or Butternut Squash with Flowers:

      Find your favorite fall fruits and vegetables and create a centerpiece.  When you cut off the tops and gut out the seeds of some pumpkins or butternut squash, you can create a series of flower pots that make a perfect vase for some beautiful fall flowers. 

    2. Fall Leaves & Twigs Centerpieces:

      A fun project for the kids.  Next time you’re out on your morning or afternoon walk, keep your eyes peeled for some long stem fall leaves and twigs.  Collecting a variety of fall colored leaves and some good looking twigs can surprisingly create a beautiful fall bouquet or even a base to a vase or bowl holding other fall decors. 

    3. Spray-Painted Pumpkins: 

      Have a little fun with some paint and small pumpkins.  Next time you're at the grocery store pick up a few small pumpkins, and you can order some spray paint online from Amazon.  Take them outside and give them a few coats of spray paint (any color of your choice).  It’s a quick and easy way to add some fall decor to your centerpiece or around your home. 

    4. Mason Jars & Corn-Filled Glasses

      Collect any and all extra wine glasses or mason jars you have in the house and break open those popcorn seeds for some fun and unique candleholders.  Don’t have popcorn seeds at home? You can order them online or pick them up at the grocery store pretty inexpensively.  Fill the glasses halfway and then add your favorite tea lights, battery operated are ideal so there’s no accidental popcorn making.  But these candles make a great addition to any centerpiece. 

    5. Thankful Tree: 

      A Thankful Tree is a great activity centerpiece for the family.  If you need a tree, you can find some nice ones on Amazon, and you can get the leaves online as well.  My favorites are the eco-friendly ones that you can find here, they’re a bit more expensive but you can plant them afterward and watch them grow which allows the activity to keep on giving. This is something that the kids will look forward to each night at dinner, and then when it’s time to switch from Thanksgiving to Christmas/Hanukkah, you can plant your thankful tree leaves and watch them grow.  


    Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays and it’s a perfect time for family and friends to come together.  This year will most likely look a bit different in everyone’s household, so allowing for some extra special decor makes everything a bit happier.  The best part is that most of the items above will look nice on their own, or combine them all together for one beautiful masterpiece! Looking for a little help to plan out the whole day? Check out the 5 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes or read our Thanksgiving planning guide!


    What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving centerpieces? Tell us about it in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!


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    Author: Jenna Ga