If you ask us, there’s more to providing your family a good Thanksgiving dinner experience than just putting delicious food on the table (although that is undoubtedly the most important thing). We also love building a sense of atmosphere through themed and seasonal decor! Yes, that also includes the dinner table. You might be surprised just how much a centrepiece can achieve when it comes to setting the stage for a festive dinner. That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for awesome DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces that we might try our hand at making!
Are you feeling just as interested as we are, if not more, in creating a homemade Thanksgiving centrepiece for this year’s table? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration.
1. Pumpkin menu centrepiece
If you’re going to start entertaining the idea of building atmospheres, would you love to go all out and provide your guests with a menu and everything, just like they’re eating in a gourmet restaurant? Then we think this very firs idea might be the one for you, right off the bat! Check out how The Merry Thought made a custom table menu centrepiece on the face of a pumpkin.
2. Simple fall bouquet centrepiece
If you’re in a little bit of a hurry and don’t have much to work with right now, why not put together a simple fall bouquet? After all, a selection of nice seasonal autumn things can be just as pleasing to the eye as flowers in the summer! We love the way A Blissful Nest outlines their process for putting together this case of twigs and dried fall flowers on a plaid throw.
3. Pumpkin, candle, pinecone, and cranberry box
Do you love the idea of a stylishly scattered and gathered looking centrepiece but you’re just not sure it will survive your family’s dinner if you let it spread too far across the table, straying from the centre? In that case, we think you might really appreciate the way 724 South House kept their cranberries and miniature pumpkins contained in a rustic chic wooden box in order to make their centrepiece! Add a few candles to light and there you’ll have the atmosphere we were talking about earlier as well.
4. Pinecone, gourd, and grass filled tray
Were you quite intrigued indeed by the idea of making some kind of slightly more contained gathered centrepiece but you’re just not sure the wooden box idea is quite the one for you? Then perhaps you’d prefer to create something similar but on a flatter slightly wider tray. Check out this tutorial from A Piece of Rainbow to learn more about how they created theirs using leaves, grass, pinecones, and gourds.