Centerpieces of Attention: Unique Thanksgiving Arrangements

Branches spraypainted a metallic hue and doused in glitter? Nope, we’ve had enough. This year, we want a Thanksgiving centerpiece that celebrates the bounty and the beauty of the season — with an unexpected twist!

We invite you to explore three unique centerpiece ideas that will lend some serious personality and pizzazz to your tabletop…

Gourds Gone Glam


First off, brassy = classy, so round up all the brass candlesticks you can find at your local thrift store. Add a cute vase, and fill with flowers in a festive fall palette (ours are courtesy of our friends at The Bouqs!).

Now, let’s quirk it up a notch! Pick up a pumpkin and/or gourd of your choice. Cut the top off and scoop out the insides, as you would when carving a jack-o-lantern. Next, place a small cup with water inside your pumpkin vase (trust us — don’t just fill it with water, because it will leak, and yes, we learned this the hard way). Last, but not least, fill it with more fall flowers to create a fantastically festive Thanksgiving centerpiece!

Edible Elegance

Idea numero dos: a rather rococo arrangement that consists exclusively of edibles.

We love us some veggies, but we didn’t truly appreciate how darn gorgeous they were before! To make this stunner, hit up your local farmers’ market (or Trader Joe’s), and snap up the most colorful veggies you can find. Be sure to get some grapes too, because their drape-y beauty can’t be beat. Next, simply arrange everything on a pretty platter or stand, and voila! You have a still life centerpiece that’s as pretty as a painting. Bonus: You can use everything to make a killer salad the next day!

Parade of Fun

This downright adorable idea was spurred by — what else — the Thanksgiving Day parade! Create your own charming replica with a few supplies available at any craft store: balloons of your choice (our very talented Anna learned how to make balloon animals from a YouTube tutorial for this!), white floral stem wire (for the ‘strings’), craft paper, pom-adorned twigs, ribbon, and wooden dowel people.

The floral stem wire was wrapped around the wooden dowel people and looped through the balloon dogs’ legs. Ribbon was tied around each of them to create a colorful scarves, which the pom-adorned twigs were also secured to. We then cut triangles from gold craft paper, and folded them across a length of stem wire to create a banner, and twisted both ends around pom twigs on each side. Finally, we did a rough cut on the craft paper to create confetti along the ‘parade route’. This is one centerpiece idea that’s certain to wow a crowd!

+What will you be adorning your tabletop with this year? And don’t forget to check out our collection comfy-cute styles, perfect for cozy gatherings with friends and fam.


About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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