There’s no need to spend a fortune on a fancy centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table. Whether you’re hosting a formal evening or a casual, laidback setting, there are plenty of fun and creative DIY creations that will give your holiday table a chic look without breaking your budget.
Get your Turkey Day table prepped with these 5 quick and easy fall decoration projects.
Fruity Flower Arrangement
Don’t shell out big bucks at a florist this year – putting together a gorgeous fall flower arrangement is easier than you may think! Hollow out a gourd and fill it with autumnal blooms, persimmons, pomegranates, and berries for a richly colored arrangement.
Spray Painted Pumpkins
Got uncarved, leftover pumpkins from Halloween? Instead of throwing them away, spray paint them gold and metallic hues for a chic, festive touch. Pair them with neutral candles of different heights on a vintage silver platter.
Mismatched Jars + Vases
Candles are an obvious no-brainer when it comes to holiday entertaining. Spruce them up on Thanksgiving by arranging them in mismatched jars and vases filled with a variety of wine corks, acorns, and fresh cranberries. They’re certain to make for a striking centerpiece.
Want to add a touch of old-world appeal to your Thanksgiving table? Display an assortment of harvest-inspired foods such as squash, artichokes, quinces, dried corn, carrots, pears, and figs in various sized wicker baskets on your table.
Bowl of Gratitude
If you really want to get into the spirit this year, create a centerpiece that celebrates the meaning of this holiday. Place a large glass bowl in the middle of your dinner table alongside a pile of fake leaves (made from construction paper) and a jar of pens. Tell your guests to write what they are most thankful for, then have them place their answers in the bowl.
For more home décor inspiration for your Thanksgiving table, check out our Turkey Day Table board on Pinterest:
Not into DIY? Make a quick trip to your local Goodwill of Orange County to find affordable and festive Thanksgiving decorations for your home. In the process of saving a ton of cash, you’ll directly support Goodwill’s programs and services to provide employment training and jobs to people with disabilities and other barriers in your community.
Are there any other great DIY Thanksgiving décor projects we left out? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us at @OCGoodwill.