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Last Minute Thanksgiving Centerpiece

I was honored when Bre with Rooms for Rent invited me to join her Thanksgiving Tablescape tour. I thoroughly enjoy creating centerpieces and setting a beautiful table, so I was delighted to join in with Shades of Blue InteriorsJeanne Oliver Designs, Zevyjoy, and Liz Marie Blog. They’re all unbelievably creative. Unfortunately, life sometimes gets in the way of our big, beautiful dreams. I became overwhelmed with sick kiddos, a busy work schedule and impending travel. When paired with a couple of gloomy days I found myself where I often do – working at the last minute to put something together. I had to remind myself that I didn’t start my blog to share tablescapes that I spent months planning or to share unattainable beauty. I started it to share how we celebrate the everyday, encouraging you to do the same with ease. This last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece can be created in just 5 minutes, with a trip to the grocery store. It’s completely fuss free, which puts guests at ease. So don’t fret any unexpected guests, enjoy them!

Thanksgiving table setting

To create this centerpiece you’ll need:

platter

various votive/pillar candles

seeded eucalyptus {my standby}

pears

Centerpiece Tutorial:

  1. Position your platter in the center of the table. Step by step tutorial to create a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece
  2. Add stems of seeded eucalyptus to each corner of the platter. Step by step tutorial to create a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece  Step by step tutorial to create a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece
  3. Add your pillar and votive candles. Step by step tutorial to create a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece  Step by step tutorial to create a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece
  4. Place your pears in various directions on top of your eucalyptus and to fill any holes. Step by step tutorial to create a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece  Step by step tutorial to create a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece
  5. Feeling sparse? Add small stems of seeded eucalyptus to fill.

Step by step tutorial to create a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece

Thanksgiving table setting

You can find more 5 minute centerpiece tutorials here, fall table settings here and come behind the scenes on Instagram here! Don’t forget to visit my friends at Shades of Blue Interiors, Jeanne Oliver DesignsZevyjoy and Liz Marie Blog as well! Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon!

Step by step tutorial to create a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece

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12 comments on “Last Minute Thanksgiving Centerpiece”

  1. love the rustic simplicity- it’s so beautiful and the natural colors are all it needs!

  2. I really appreciate what you said about fuss free entertaining putting guests at ease. It’s so true. Sometimes, even though I know better, I get caught up worrying about whether my home is guest ready when welcoming and enjoying my friends and family is the point, not perfection. Your centerpiece looks beautiful. I’m going to have to check my local grocery store for seeded eucalyptus. Is that where you found it?

    • It is! We put entirely too much pressure on ourselves and it’s completely uneccessary. Your family and friends want you to enjoy it, too!
      I purchase it at both Trader Joe’s and our local grocery store. Sometimes you have to ask for it (they’ll keep it behind the counter), but it’s really inexpensive.

  3. Julie – Beautiful table setting! Can you tell me where you found the blanket/scarf you have on display? Thanks!

  4. I love this! It’s so attractive, yet not overwhelming and fussy looking. Such a breath of fresh air. I also love your wooden table and chairs. So cozy and rustic. Being a perfectionist, I usually imagine grandiose plans, but then never carry them through, knowing my friends and family (who aren’t into housey things) will just chuckle and roll their eyes. But this simple, lovely tablescape could never be scoffed at. I’m going to be looking for seeded eucalyptus and red pears! 🙂

  5. this is simple and lovely. love the blanket scarf!!!

  6. Hi Julie,

    This is such a beautiful table escape. Where do you buy the white candles ? Thanks

  7. Thank you!

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