Beautiful and Cheap DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

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Picture this: You’ve spent hours perfecting your Thanksgiving menu, your home is filled with the delicious aroma of roasted turkey and pumpkin pie, and your loved ones are about to gather around the table for a memorable feast. But wait, have you thought about the centerpiece that will steal the show? Fear not because I’ve got your back.

Discover Tons of DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas and transform your holiday table with creations, suitable for every style and budget.

In this blog post, I’m bringing tons of Beautiful and Cheap DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas to help you create a memorable and Instagram-worthy holiday table.

So, grab your crafting supplies, put on your favorite music playlist, and let the centerpiece crafting begin!

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Classic Thanksgiving Centerpieces

The best of all blessings is to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.

Pedro Carvalho

Keeping family traditions alive is important, that’s why I’d love to start with everyone’s favorite classical Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas.

1. Traditional Cornucopia

Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas Handmade Traditional Cornucopia

Create your own handmade Traditional cornucopia centerpiece using an assortment of seasonal: 

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Decorative gourds
  • Colorful leaves
  • Dried corn
  • Mini pumpkins

Don’t want to DIY your cornucopia? You can buy one here

2. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas: Pumpkin Vase

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas Pumpkin Vase

Transform an ordinary pumpkin into an extraordinary vase! Hollow out a pumpkin, add a glass or plastic container inside, and fill it with your favorite fall flowers. Easy and pretty!

Or buy a foam pumpkin here

3. Fall Floral Arrangement

Fall Floral Arrangement in a pumpkin vase

Bring the beauty of the fall outdoors inside with a captivating fall floral arrangement in a carved pumpkin vase. You might need to visit a florist for this one because you’ll need floral foam to fit your bouquet in, so keep this in your plan.

4. Golden Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Golden Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Add a touch of luxury to your holiday dinner with this Golden Thanksgiving table setting that will help your gathering stand out. Ah, those napkin rings are gorgeous! You can check out all of the gold decor available here

5. Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece With Bittersweet Vines

Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece With Bittersweet Vines

Create a minimalist yet striking centerpiece by wrapping bittersweet vines around white pumpkins and adding candles on the table. So beautiful!

6. DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea With Pumpkins

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea With Pumpkins

Embrace the charm of pumpkins with this incredibly easy DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece.

7. Fall Foliage Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

Fall-Inspired Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

Bring the beauty of the vibrant and enchanting autumn colors to your Thanksgiving table with a fall-inspired centerpiece.

8. 10-Minute Fall Dough Bowl Arrangement

10 Minute Fall Dough Bowl Arrangement

Short on time but want a beautiful and memorable centerpiece? Create a 10-minute fall dough bowl arrangement that will impress your guests.

Get your dough bowl here

Elegant and Modern Thanksgiving Centerpieces

9. Succulent Pumpkins Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Succulent Pumpkins Thanksgiving Centerpiece

For a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving centerpiece, try the succulent pumpkins arrangement. Get those wood slices here

10. Lovely Thanksgiving Tablescape

Lovely Thanksgiving Tablescape

Turn your dining table into a masterpiece with a lovely Thanksgiving tablescape.

11. Simple Thanksgiving Table Decor

Simple Thanksgiving Table Decor

The beauty is in simplicity that’s why I couldn’t miss showing you this Thanksgiving table decor with white candle pillars and elegant greenery.

Get your candles here

How do you make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece?

12. Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

If you’re short on time but still want a stunning table, this easy Thanksgiving centerpiece idea is your answer.

13. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas: Ceramic Pumpkins and Neutral Colors

Ceramic Pumpkins and Neutral Colors

Ceramic pumpkins, paired with neutral colors, make for a chic and calming Thanksgiving centerpiece

14. Metallic Glamour: Black and Gold Thanksgiving Table

Metallic Glamour Black and Gold Thanksgiving Table

Go bold and glamorous this Thanksgiving with a black and gold color scheme.

15. White Mini Pumpkin Elegant Centerpiece

White Mini Pumpkin Elegant Centerpiece

Elegance meets autumn with this white mini pumpkin centerpiece. It comes with printables, too.

Rustic and Farmhouse-Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

16. Farmhouse Fall Table Centerpiece

Farmhouse Fall Table Centerpiece

Get ready to infuse your table with the spirit of thankfulness and bountiful harvest with this Farmhouse fall table centerpiece.

17. Easy Last Minute Thanksgiving Tablescape

Easy Last Minute Thanksgiving Tablescape

Discover how to turn your dining area into a festive and inviting space last-minute, no advanced planning required.

18. Burlap Wrapped Mason Jars Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Burlap Wrapped Mason Jars Thanksgiving Centerpiece

For a rustic touch that screams autumn, make this beautiful burlap wrapped mason jars Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Get your mason jars here

19. Rustic Log Candle Holder Centerpiece

Rustic Log Candle Holder Centerpiece

If you’re a nature lover, the rustic log candle holder centerpiece is your ideal Thanksgiving decor choice. You can add moss if you’re going for a more natural look.

Don’t want to make it, then grab yours here

20. Dressing Up Your Table for Fall: Wooden Box with Pumpkins and Candles

Dressing Up Your Table for Fall Wooden Box with Pumpkins and Candles

Welcome the beauty of fall to your Thanksgiving table with the wooden box with pumpkins and candles centerpiece. Grab your box here

21. Vintage Milk Can Centerpiece

Vintage Milk Can thanksgiving Centerpiece ideas

Step back in time with the rustic charm of a vintage milk can centerpiece.

You can get your milk can here

How to decorate a beautiful Thanksgiving table?

22. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas: Rustic Wood Table Runner

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas Rustic Wood Table Runner

Bring the beauty of nature indoors on Thanksgiving by adding a charming, rustic wood table runner to the center of the table.

23. Wheat Bundle Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpiece

Wheat Bundle Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpiece

Showcase bundles of golden wheat as the focal point of your table decor and celebrate the abundance of the harvest season with your family.

24. Vintage Feel Wooden Box with Pumpkins and Flowers

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas Vintage Feel Wooden Box with Pumpkins and Flowers

Combine rustic wooden elements with the timeless appeal of pumpkins and flowers in this vintage wooden box with pumpkins and flowers.

Here are some seasonal flowers you might find at your local florist around Thanksgiving or get them online here:

  • Chrysanthemums (Mums)
  • Roses
  • Sunflowers
  • Carnations
  • Daisies
  • Lilies
  • Marigolds
  • Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lilies)
  • Solidago (Goldenrod)
  • Dahlias
  • Hypericum Berries
  • Yarrow
  • Zinnias
  • Statice
  • Cattails
  • Fall Foliage
  • Eucalyptus
  • Mini Pumpkins and Gourds
  • Pine cones

25. French Style Farmhouse Fall Pitcher Table Setting

French Style Farmhouse Fall Pitcher Table Setting

For a Thanksgiving table that whispers of provincial France, try out this French Style Farmhouse Fall Pitcher Table Setting. Ah, so pretty!

26. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Box with Chalkboard Labels

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Box with Chalkboard Labels

Looking for a DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece idea that’s a unique blend of rustic charm and customizable flair? Then, roll up your sleeves and create this gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpiece box with chalkboard labels.

Budget-Friendly Thanksgiving Centerpieces

27. Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas: Tiered Tray with Apples

Tiered Tray with Apples Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

Why break the bank when you can create a stunning Thanksgiving centerpiece on a budget? Combine simplicity and affordability with a tiered tray with apples centerpiece. All you need is a tiered cake stand (get one here) and some beautiful apples! Easy-peasy!

28. Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Tablescape

If you’re all about saving while still impressing your guests, this Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Tablescape is your go-to solution.

29. Hat Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Hat Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Looking for a fun and budget-friendly Thanksgiving centerpiece that will make everyone at the table feel festive? Check this Hat Thanksgiving Centerpiece that’s equal parts whimsical and wallet-friendly.

30. Give Thanks – Upcycled Wine Bottles Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Give Thanks Upcycled Wine Bottles Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Let’s raise a glass to this eco- and budget-friendly idea that repurposes wine bottles into a heartfelt Thanksgiving centerpiece. 

31. Paint Dipped Pinecones for the Dining Room Table

Add a touch of rustic charm to your Thanksgiving table with these beautiful Paint-dipped pine cones.

32. Simple Foraged Fall Table

Simple Foraged Fall Table

Experience the essence of fall with a Simple Foraged Fall Table centerpiece.

33. Milk Bottle Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Milk Bottle Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Did you know classic glass bottles make for an elegant yet simple Thanksgiving centerpiece?

34. Thanksgiving Table with Turkey Plates, Plaid and Pumpkin-Oak Leaf Runner

Thanksgiving Table with Turkey Plates Plaid and Pumpkin-Oak Leaf Runner

Put the perfect blend of tradition and style in the center of your table for the holidays this year with this stunning Thanksgiving table setting with Turkey Plates, Plaid and Pumpkin-Oak Leaf Runner.

How to make centerpieces with Dollar Tree items?

35. Corn Kernels Candle Dollar Store Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Corn Kernels Candle Dollar Store Thanksgiving Centerpiece

 Craft a stunning centerpiece using affordable materials with this Corn Kernels Candle Dollar Store Thanksgiving Centerpiece idea!

36. Easy Fall & Thanksgiving Centerpiece {10 Minute $1 DIY}

Easy Fall and Thanksgiving Centerpiece 10 Minute 1 dollar DIY

With minimal effort and cost, you can create a fabulous centerpiece that celebrates the beauty of autumn. Don’t believe me? Check out this Easy Fall & Thanksgiving Centerpiece.

37. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas: Pinecones and Golden Yellow with Printable Cards

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas Pinecones and Golden Yellow with Printable Cards

Bring the cheerful and inviting shade of golden yellow, complemented by the timeless appeal of pinecones into your holiday table setting, with this beautiful Pinecones and Golden Yellow Thanksgiving table setting. There are printable cards available, too!

Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Centerpieces

38. Edible Candy Cornucopia

Kid-friendly thanksgiving table setting with Edible Candy Cornucopia

Make Thanksgiving extra sweet for the little ones with the Edible Candy Cornucopia.

39. Crafty Paper Turkeys

Crafty Paper Turkeys

Looking to involve the little ones in your Thanksgiving preparations? Crafty Paper Turkeys are here to save the day!

40. Colorful Leaf Placemats

Colorful Leaf Placemats

Create these vibrant DIY Thanksiving Leaf Placemats that your little ones can proudly display during the holiday meal.

41. Silly Thanksgiving Turkeys

Silly Thanksgiving Turkeys

Why not inject humor and whimsy into your table decor with Silly Thanksgiving Turkeys? The kids love these!

42. Kids Table Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Kids Table Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Creating a memorable Thanksgiving experience for the kids at your gathering just got easier with this impressive Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece.

43. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas: DIY Confetti-Stuffed Turkey

DIY Confetti-Stuffed Turkey thanksgiving centerpiece ideas

Turn your Thanksgiving dinner a confetti-filled extravaganza with this fun DIY Confetti-Stuffed Turkey!

44. Easy Balloon Turkey Centerpiece

Easy Balloon Turkey Centerpiece

Prepare to wow your youngest guests on Thanksgiving with an easy balloon turkey centerpiece. And it’s so easy to make, too!

45. DIY Fruit Turkey

Introduce a healthy and delicious twist to your kids’ table decor with the DIY Fruit Turkey on Thanksgiving this year. 

Mix and match these fruits based on your preferences and creativity, and make your DIY Fruit Turkey centerpiece really unique and visually appealing:

  1. Apples
  2. Grapes
  3. Kiwi
  4. Oranges
  5. Clementines or mandarins
  6. Raisins or currants
  7. Banana slices
  8. Pineapple slices 
  9. Watermelon or cantaloupe cubes
  10. Honeydew melon
  11. Pomegranate seeds
  12. Pear slices 
  13. Cherries
  14. Strawberries
  15. Blueberries
  16. Blackberries
  17. Raspberries
  18. Mango slices
  19. Plums

46. Paper Fan Turkey

DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece Paper Fan Turkey

Get your little ones crafting their own Thanksgiving centerpiece by making this adorable Paper fan turkey.

Creative and Unique Thanksgiving Centerpieces

47. Chalkboard Acorns Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Chalkboard Acorns Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Add individuality to your Thanksgiving table with this uncommon and truly creative Chalkboard acorns Thanksgiving centerpiece.

48. Easy Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Travel back in time with his adorable and historical easy Pilgrim hat Thanksgiving centerpiece. It’s very straightforward to make, too!

49. DIY Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece

Why settle for ordinary pumpkins when you can have a bunch of paper pumpkins all around your Thanksgiving table?

50. Floral Wire Pumpkin Centerpiece

Floral Wire Pumpkin Centerpiece

Looking for a Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas that capture the essence of autumn in a sophisticated way and, yet, are simple to create? Then, you should definitely check out this Floral wire pumpkin centerpiece!

50. Styrofoam Creations:

Craft your own fall-themed shapes using Styrofoam from Dollar Tree. Whether it’s carving pumpkins or creating unique shapes for your centerpiece, Styrofoam is a versatile and budget-friendly option. You can also create your own fabric pumpkins with Dollar Tree supplies: Crafting Delightful DIY Fabric Pumpkins for Fall Decor

52. Mason Jar Lanterns: 

Mason jars are a DIY favorite. Paint them with autumn colors, fill them with fairy lights, and place them around your centerpiece for a charming and cozy effect.

53. Mod Podge Magic:

Use Mod Podge to adhere fall-themed decorations like leaves, pumpkins, or glitter to your centerpiece items. This adhesive will ensure everything stays in place.

You can see this easy tutorial at Fall Candle with Leaves

You can use this box as a centerpiece that can be changed up seasonally.

54. Farmhouse Tray:

For a farmhouse-inspired centerpiece, consider using a wooden tray from Dollar Tree as the base for your arrangement. Paint or stain it to match your decor theme. If you want to make your own you can follow my tutorial: Amazingly Useful Wood Box DIY

Do you have a bunch of vases on hand? Try these couple repurposed ideas - ghost & pumpkin vases

55. Thanksgiving Touches:

Tailor your centerpieces to the specific fall holiday you’re celebrating. Add spooky Halloween elements or Thanksgiving-themed accents to make your decor extra special. I created these fun ghosts and a pumpkin from Dollar Store vases. You can find the full tutorial at Halloween Vase Ideas: Easy DIY Makeovers

Easy Front Porch and Fall Decor

56. Mason Jar Candle Holder: 

Use Dollar Tree mason jars. Fill them with acorns, pinecones, or colorful fall leaves. Place a small pillar candle in the center. You can see how I filled up mason jars with easy to find items that remind me of fall. I could easily put this on my table Easy Front Porch and Fall Decor

I placed my display on my dining room table.

57. Autumn Harvest Bowl: 

Get a decorative bowl from Dollar Tree. Fill it with artificial apples, mini gourds, and pinecones. Add some faux fall foliage for a finishing touch.

Make an easy centerpiece with nature, and if it’s not near you, grab supplies at Dollar Tree. Simply pick up a beautiful bowl from Dollar Tree if you don’t have one, add some pinecones, lights, and cinnamon oil. How To Make Pine Cones Smell Like Cinnamon

Have you seen the wine glasses turned into pumpkin candle holders? I have and I’ve been wanting to give them a try. I finally did and just in time for a fall centerpiece for our Thanksgiving table! This is an easy craft and inexpensive to make. You can find the full tutorial at Wine Glasses to Pumpkin Candles

58. Wine Glass Centerpieces: 

Turn Dollar Tree wine glasses upside down and use them as mini cloches. Place small figurines, pinecones, or mini pumpkins under them. Optionally, paint the stem of the wine glasses in fall colors. You can see how I made my pumpkin candle holders: Wine Glasses to Pumpkin Candles

Looking to spruce up your home decor with unique and eye-catching centerpieces? Look no further! We have gathered an array of creative vase filler ideas that will add texture and charm to your space. From natural elements to festive decorations, these ideas are sure to inspire your creativity. Let's explore some exciting options!

59. Dollar Tree Vases:

Grab some Dollar Tree vases, fill them with a variety of items for the season, add lights or candles to create a lovely and unique centerpiece. Creative Vase Filler Ideas Using Dollar Store Items

Now, sit back and admire your beautiful fall-inspired candle holders. These decals can be easily removed at the end of the season, allowing you to update your candles for the next occasion.

60. Using Decals and LED Pilars:

Are you wondering how to decorate a candle? Here are several ideas, including a simple way to update for every season. How to Decorate a Candle: Creative Ideas for Every Season

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61. Use Ice buckets and Chargers:

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas Q&A

What is the most popular Thanksgiving decoration?

The most popular Thanksgiving decoration, without a doubt, is the Thanksgiving centerpiece. Whether it’s a traditional cornucopia, a rustic wooden box filled with pumpkins, or an elegant floral arrangement, Thanksgiving centerpieces come in various styles to suit every taste and theme. 

If you’re wondering what beautiful thing to create for the center of the table on your Thanksgiving dinner, just scroll above in this post to find 47+ ideas how to steal the spotlight with a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece.

What do you put in the middle of the table for Thanksgiving?

For Thanksgiving, the focal point in the middle of the table is typically a Thanksgiving centerpiece. 

Some may opt for a classic cornucopia, overflowing with seasonal fruits and vegetables, while others may visit their local florist for elegant floral arrangements or DIY creations that reflect their personal style. Find 47+ Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas that suit any style above in this post.

What should be on the table for Thanksgiving?

When setting your Thanksgiving table, there are several essential items to include. These could be:

  • Dinnerware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Napkins
  • Linens 

Usually, these match your preferred style – traditional, rustic, modern, or eclectic.

Additionally, it’s customary to have a Thanksgiving centerpiece as the table’s focal point, complemented by candles in beautiful candle holders and place cards for the guests. You can find inspiration for festive dinner in the 47+ Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas above in the post.

Discover Tons of DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas and transform your holiday table with creations, suitable for every style and budget.

What is the traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece called?

The traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece is commonly known as a “cornucopia,” or the “horn of plenty.” It looks like a horn-shaped basket that overflows with an abundance of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other harvest items.

And there you have it, our ultimate collection of 47+ Beautiful and Cheap DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas! Whether you prefer classic, rustic, farmhouse, or modern styles, there’s a Thanksgiving centerpiece idea here that will inspire you for a one of a kind decoration this year. From my family to yours, we wish you a joyful and heartwarming Thanksgiving celebration. Happy crafting and happy Thanksgiving!

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