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26 Lovely, DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

If there’s just one part of the house to decorate and spruce up for Thanksgiving, it’s the dining room table. It’s where everyone will eventually gather to enjoy some scrumptious cooking and time with the family, so it’s essential that a centerpiece brings about a focus and a bit of autumnal charm. Let’s take a peek at 26 different DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces and see if one may fit perfectly into your holiday dinner this year.

1. Gourd Vases

Gourd Vases DIY

BHG gave us one of the most charming and adorable of ideas. Grab some gourds, turn them into vases and then stuff them with some fall-flavored florals! Fresh flowers will always be welcomed at the dining room table and the squash accents help to round out the autumn and Thanksgiving day feel!

2. Metallic Bits


And here we have another brilliant idea from BHG. Don’t get pigeon-holed into the “usual” fall colors, spread some metallic shades around your Thanksgiving table by using some spray paint to change some organic pieces and make the night a bit more stylish.

3. Full of Minis

Mini Pumpkin Bowl Centerpiece

Anne Sage created this traditional piece that’s still full of eclecticism and unique style. Full of pumpkins, greenery and textural bits, we love how easy this one is to put together and how festive it is for the holiday!

4. Mums & Stuff

Basket Full Thanksgiving DIY Centerpiece

Midwest Living created this basket piece and we love all of the vibrant colors inside! Make the table pop with a piece full of fruits, flowers and even some veggies that represent the season of gratefulness and giving.

5. Chalkboard Acorns

Thanksgiving Acorn DIY Centerpiece

Over at The Alison Show you can find out how to create some glittering acorns and ones covered in chalkboard paint. We love how you can write your very own messages atop them or create some easy patterns as well. This is definitely a more modern take on a classic Thanksgiving setup.

6. Simple Layers


Kenmore made an incredibly easy centerpiece to try and replicate at home, but it’s full of style too. Start with some mini pumpkins is varies shapes and sizes, stack and layer it a bit but don’t forget to add some extra texture with greenery choices and feathers too!

7. Box Full

Wooden Box DIY Centerpiece

Celebrating Everyday Life made something quite special and it all started off with a wooden box. Filled with lush flowers and traditional, fall accents, this piece is a stunner for when you need your dining room table ready for a host of people!

8. Classic Cornucopia

Handmade Cornucopia DIY

Go with a more classic idea and create your very own cornucopia to center the table. Over at Martha Stewart you can learn how to take this idea home. Fill it with the good stuff and create a traditional feel for the holidays this year.

9. Bleached Look

Bleached Thanksgiving Centerpiece DIY

Aesthetic Nest created another more modern and contemporary look for those with more fashion-forward spaces to try and replicate. We love its chic crispness and how it remains interesting with its choice of varying textures.

10. Golden

Gold Thanksgiving Centerpiece DIY

If you’re looking for a showstopping idea then head on over to A Pumpkin and A Princess and check out how to create this golden look at your own dining room table. Glittering, sparkling but full of holiday and fall flavors – this one is a beaut!

11. Paint-Dipped Pinecones


Check out this easy project at FDC. Fill a bowl full of these dipped pinecones for a pop of color, personality and fitting autumn feels for the holiday table. You may even want to add a bit of glitter just for fun too!

12. Glittered Pumpkins

Glitter Pumpkin Votive DIY

Of course, you can always create a project that’s completely focused around glittering bits. Like these pumpkins we found at Tip Junkie, created from simple Styrofoam pumpkins and made into votive holders.

13. Pilgrim Hat

Pilgram Hat Thanksgiving Centerpiece DIY

Hatter and Hare made this charming, pilgrim hat centerpiece and gave us all the tools and tips to replicate it at home. Grab the family and get to work making this quaint, perfect holiday piece!

14. Accordion Pumpkins

paper Pumpkin Centerpiece DIY

Minted made these adorable paper pumpkins and we can’t help but imagine how adorable they would look clustered in the center of our dining room table.Use a variety of colors and paper texture to put your own unique spin on it!

15. Green Tray

table-centerpiece tray diy

Daily Basics used a classic tray and then filled it with green shades. We love the mixture of gourds and its organic, natural feel on this romantically-styled table.

16. Natural Harvest


Check out this harvest pumpkin cultivated by Daily Basics! Filled with neutrals with an easy versatile, this arrangement is full of fall style making it a perfect piece for focus at the dinner table!

17. Succulent Pumpkins


Simply Happenstance filled her pumpkins with succulents for an extra special and unique look. Do one large pumpkin or a few smaller ones depending on your vision and table size!

18. Cranberry Topiaries

Cranberry Topiaries DIY

Over at ABC, they utilized a fall fruit that inspires plenty throughout the holiday season. Create these fall topiaries for an offbeat pop of color and a rich warmness throughout a more traditionally styled home.

19. Florals

Fall Leaf Vases DIY

White Table Style made this delicate centerpiece all centered around … florals. Fresh flowers will always breathe life into a room, no matter the season so it’s always a good idea to use them when creating a welcoming atmosphere.

20. Wired


All you have to do in a pinch is what A Pumpkin and A Princess did! Grab some gourds or tiny pumpkins and then fill a wire basket. It’s industrial, it’s funky but most of all it’s perfectly festive for the holiday!

21. Misc Vignette

Thanksgiving Vignette DIY

A blend of fall accents, this vignette is full of fun surprising. It can also be made fairly quickly when pushed for time! Check out I Don’t Know How She Does It for the details!

22. Thanks Bottles

Thanks Centerpiece DIY

Thrive. made a super easy, yet chic, piece of Thanksgiving decor that we’re swooning over. Not only can even the most novice DIYer replicate these but they’re perfect for lining long tables and creating a more grandiose, yet traditional, feel.

23. Thankful Pumpkins


Eclectically Vintage makes a centerpiece that’s interactive for the entire family. Beautiful pumpkins, of any colored preferred, and a sharpie pen is all you need to make these happen. Pass them around and have the family write down what they’re thankful for in life!

24. Chalkboard Pumpkins


Better Recipes made a menu board for Thanksgiving in the most genius of ways. Grab some chalkboard paint and a pumpkin – and get to work creating something easy and special for the table!

25. Sequins

Sequins Pumpkins

If you’re looking for something a bit prettier and more feminine, check out Sugar & Cloth‘s idea! We’re in love with using sequins in such a subtle and romantic way while still keeping the spirit of the season intact.

26. Gilded Jars


Studio DIY made this beauty and we can’t help but imagine how amazing this setup would look at nearly any family’s table. Clustered for a round or spend out for a more banquet style, this is a showstopper that has every fall feeling intact.

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