Homemade Thanksgiving Centerpiece in 5 minutes

LAST UPDATED: Mar 02, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Nov 07, 2014 | By:

Need a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, but short on time? Check out this Homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece that I made from items I found around my house! 

Homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece in 5 minutes

I’ll be honest, I haven’t had any floral training, but I’ve always enjoyed working with flowers. For the longest time, I overcomplicated it and I would be disappointed in the end result. My friend Kelly of The Monarch Flower taught me the philosophy that anything is a vase, long before it became popular to use something other than a glass cylinder vase to work with. One problem I have faced when creating centerpieces is keeping the cost to a minimum. It’s easy to create a breathtaking centerpiece with $100+ of blooms, but I can’t justify that for dinner. When we’re having guests, I want to make our table feel special, especially for Thanksgiving! To create a homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece, I start by gathering. The first resource I look to is our home. What can I use that I already have? Last year, I found a beautiful brass pedestal bowl on Etsy.

Cheap Thanksgiving centerpiece made with items I gathered around my home

My homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece was inspired by the unique & beautiful apple pear. The soft, fall color palette is perfect for Thanksgiving and works with things I already have – my flax linen napkins & soft green velvet pillows.

Homemade Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Here are the details to create your own 5-minute Homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece:

  1. Gather. Find your foundation – a platter, bowl, cake stand & what you want to fill it with.
  2. Create a base {I used antlers in opposite directions to give it height & balance} Create your own Homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece in just 5 minutes!
  3. Place your “filler” – I always start with the most inexpensive elements, in this homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece, it’s pine cones. Cheap Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial
  4. Add your next layer of filler/color – I selected gorgeous apple pears, which add color & interest because you don’t see them often. Cheap Thanksgiving centerpiece with items from your own home
  5. Add your details – I inserted snips of berries & the wispy end of a floral stem. Next, I added blooms from the same floral stem. Easy to do yourself, homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece

Cheap and Homemade Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Here’s the easy to pin image to save this tutorial for later:

Homemade Thanksgiving Centerpiece

I also created several Thanksgiving printables to coordinate! You may also like my 5-minute edible centerpiece & 5-minute floral table runner. I love seeing your creations! Tag me in your images on Pinterest, Facebook & Instagram so I can how you interpret these centerpieces!

Get the easy do-it-yourself details to create your own Thanksgiving centerpiece in just 5 minutes! No skills necessary!


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