Easy Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece

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How do you make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece? How can I decorate my Thanksgiving dinner table? I’m sharing an easy pilgrim hat centerpiece and it only cost me $3.

I started with an ice bucket and charger from Dollar Tree.

I started with an ice bucket and charger from Dollar Tree.

You could also use a flower pot and serving platter. You might even be able to find items you already have or at a thrift store.

I took them outside and spray painted them with Rustoleum black spray paint.

I took them outside and spray painted them with Rustoleum black spray paint.

I made sure to look for a paint that had the paint and primer included and was good for plastic.

While the paint was drying I picked up some fresh fallen leaves, a mini pumpkin from my garden, and a pinecone.

While the paint was drying I picked up some fresh fallen leaves, a mini pumpkin from my garden, and a pinecone.

You could easily use faux items as well.

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I had purchased a white table runner from Dollar Tree as well.  I cut a small strip from the runner.

I had purchased a white table runner from Dollar Tree as well. I cut a small strip from the runner.

I used fabric instead of ribbon due to the slant of the ice bucket. Ribbon can sometimes be stiff and not as flexible, and fabric is more forgiving.

I knew the fabric would fray so I used a lighter and scored the edges.

I knew the fabric would fray so I used a lighter and scored the edges.

Once the ice bucket and charger paint was dry, I brought them back inside.  I hot glued the strip of fabric around the top of the ice bucket.

Once the ice bucket and charger paint was dry, I brought them back inside.

I hot glued the strip of fabric around the top of the ice bucket.

I had some gold glittery ribbon, and I cut 4 strips of it.  I hot glued the strips onto the white band to be the buckle of the hat.

I had some gold glittery ribbon, and I cut 4 strips of it.

I hot glued the strips onto the white band to be the buckle of the hat.

Now it was time to assemble the hat and create the centerpiece.  I started by putting the ice bucket upside down on the charger plate.

Now it was time to assemble the hat and create the centerpiece.

I started by putting the ice bucket upside down on the charger plate.

I added the items I had collected outside on the hat.

I added the items I had collected outside on the hat.

The hat was ready to be placed on my dining room table.

The hat was ready to be placed on my dining room table.

How do you make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece?  How can I decorate my Thanksgiving dinner table?  I'm sharing an easy pilgrim hat centerpiece and it only cost me $3.

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29 Comments

  1. Deborah Garrison says:

    Soooo Cute love the hat great ideal.

  2. How cute! I was just thinking that I don’t have hardly any Thanksgiving decorations so I think I need to make one of these!!

    Tania

    1. Thank you so much, I’m thrilled you like it and want to make one ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ticia Parente says:

    As usual you are very clever and creative and it’s easily storable because it comes apart. Do have a ? for you though – love your wood table – do you leave it bare or will you cover it with a tablecloth for Thanksgiving (or placemants). I am not doing Thanksgiving as we’re dining ‘out’ this year. Always love your ideas. Ticia

    1. Thank you Ticia, I’m so glad you like it. I have done both, so we have put a table cloth on it, or we put placemats on it. My table was my grandmother’s and it’s over 100 years old. We try to protect it when we eat on it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the kind words – sending hugs to you!

    1. Thank you so much Olivia, and I love your garland, it’s so very cute. You did a great job at the DIY Craftathon event today. Thanks for sharing and wonderful hopping with you!

  4. You always do amazing crafts. This one is one of my favorites!
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Kippi

    1. Thank you so much Kippi, and Happy Thanksgiving to you! Wonderful hopping with you friend.

  5. This is SO CUTE, Chas! Makes me wish I had little kids around to make it with! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Fun hopping with you again!

    -Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. Thank you so much friend, and I just love your post too! Wonderful hopping with you!

  6. What a cute and unique craft! It’s the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece, especially if kids are at the table. I can’t believe it only cost $3 to make, as well. You gotta love the Dollar Tree! It was fun hopping with you, my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca and I’m thrilled you like it ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonderful crafting with you!

  7. Chas, you never disappoint in having creative and festive holiday centerpieces~ such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing and it is fun blog hopping with you!

    1. Thank you so much Mary, I’m so pleased you like it. See you very soon friend!

  8. That turned out great! I love repurposing items from Dollar Tree, and you made great choices for this one!

    1. Thank you so much Cherryl, the dollar store is great isn’t it?!!!

    1. Thank you so much my friend! I’m thrilled you like it

  9. Marilyn Lesniak says:

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next weekโ€™s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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    1. Thank you so much Marilyn, and thanks for wonderful party.

  10. Chas, you are so clever! I’m amazed at the ideas you come up with. Gotta love that dollar store lol.

    1. Thank you so much Kim, I so glad to hear you like it. You are so very sweet.

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