Easy to Make Thanksgiving Centerpiece

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 09, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

Check out my tips for this Easy to Make Thanksgiving Centerpiece. 
Last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece tutorial

When I started blogging, I never dreamed where it would lead me. I wrote posts that were seen by just twenty or thirty of my closest family and friends, yet I decided to continue sharing my passion for entertaining and design that celebrates everyday life in hopes that it would inspire others. Entertaining doesn’t have to be overwhelming or exhausting, and it shouldn’t be! Sometimes we get caught up in the obligations of holidays, but I prefer to reserve my energy for the things that bring me joy, and that’s seeing the smiles on our girls’ faces, creating a delicious meal and a beautiful environment we can all enjoy it together. Today I’m sharing some easy to make Thanksgiving centerpiece along with some exciting news. I, along with Kate Walsh, {yes, the Kate Walsh} and Thomas Farley {aka Mr. Manners} are serving as the Holiday Experts for Boston Market!

Pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece and beautiful table setting

I’ve always enjoyed creating a beautiful table, often pulling from existing resources, whether it be candles and platters we always keep on hand or repurposing those pretty pumpkins we all rush out to purchase in early fall. These DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces are simple in both the ingredients and the process. You can create your own in just 5 minutes, which offers plenty of time to tend to the turkey and desserts.

Pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece and beautiful table setting


seeded eucalyptus

pumpkin {I used a fairytale pumpkin, also known as Long Island Cheese}


Thanksgiving Centerpiece Recipe:

  1. Place your pumpkin at the center of the table. DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape
  2. Place snips of seeded eucalyptus under 3 sides of the pumpkin, so that it’s slightly off-center. I chose to do the back left, front middle and front right. Add another snip of eucalyptus to the top, of those stems, if needed, to make them appear fuller. DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape
  3. Cut rose stems just 2″ below the base of the rose and tuck under the pumpkin so that they nestle on top of the eucalyptus, near the pumpkin. Easy to make Thanksgiving centerpiece and DIY table setting

We used to think of a Thanksgiving centerpiece as a series of decor pulled from the basement that takes time and effort to pull together. Repurposing this pretty pumpkin from our entryway made this centerpiece really accessible. Any time I purchase something for our home, even temporary, natural elements, I like to consider it’s versatility. When properly cared for, a pumpkin can last 2-3 months! As a low lying and easy to make Thanksgiving centerpiece, it doesn’t interfere with conversation and also makes a great base to elevate a platter. Click here for more ways to make your holidays memorable with Boston Market.

Pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece and beautiful table setting

DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape

Even for an intimate group of guests, I leave the leaves on our table for additional serving space. there’s plenty of room for a pitcher of water, a basket of rolls and a bottle of wine.


DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece and table setting

Easy Thanksgiving centerpiece and table setting

Are you hosting Thanksgiving? I’d love to help! Leave any questions you have in the comments below.

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This post is in partnership with Boston Market. As always, all ideas and opinions are my own


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