10 Incredible DIY Centerpieces to Go With Your Thanksgiving Spread

Thanksgiving centerpiece

In order to showcase your snazzy Thanksgiving feast, you’re going to need an equally flavorful-looking fall table. DIY centerpieces are fun to make, truly unique and can easily be customized to suit your holiday decor. They’re the perfect finishing touch to any spread, big or small.

Here are 10 fabulous DIY centerpieces your guests will love (and might try to take home with them):

pumpkin vase

1. Pumpkin Vase

While this Pumpkin Vase features roses and mums, you can choose flowers that go with your personal color scheme – or go rustic with wheat or branches. Find a pumpkin that inspires you, then go with your gut.

log candleholder

2. Log Candle Holder

I’m in lurrrv with this Log Candle Holder – and best of all, it barely costs anything to create (especially if you already have the decorative materials on hand from other crafty moments in your life). Using a drill bit, you can turn any discarded log into an ah-mazing tealight candle holder, then sprinkle pinecones, pumpkins and gourds around it until you score the effect you want.

repurposed planter box

3. Repurposed Planter Box

While this blogger made a wooden box for this Thanksgiving centerpiece, you could use a Repurposed Planter Box for the same effect. Fill it with spanish moss, votive candles, and other fabulously rustic fillers that go with your color pallette.

flowers under glass

4. Flowers Under Glass

If you’re like me and don’t have a lot of space to work with (in other words, a full-blown centerpiece would take up your entire table), then you’ll love these simply chic Flowers Under Glass. Pick up a vintage tray and some funky, mismatched drinking glasses. Place a single flower under each that goes with your decor and BAM – instant centerpiece.

acorn tree

5. Acorn Tree

For this Acorn Tree, fill a long wooden tray with acorns and fill a vase with branches. Paint as many acorns as you please, and glue looped twine to the caps. Hang them on the branches like you would Christmas ornaments. Adorable, no?

rustic votive holders

6. Rustic Votive Holders

Use corn husks, burlap, and painted mesh to create festive Rustic Votive Holders. Simply wrap glass candle holders with your texture of choice, and finish off with a twine bow and feather accent.

cheery flower pots

7. Cheery Flower Pots

Out of all the DIY centerpieces, these Cheery Flower Pots are my favorite. The bright colors are still Thanksgiving-y, but much cheerier compared to their more rustic counterparts.

autumn-inspired cylinders

8. Autumn-Inspired Cylinders

These Autumn-Inspired Cylinders are super fun: Fill them with little pumpkins, leaves, acorns, cranberries, whatever your heart’s desire. Decorate the outside with leaves and garlands.

wheat bundle

9. Wheat Bundle

This Wheat Bundle is simple, inexpensive (under $10!), and would look amazing on a table runner with pumpkins and cranberries scattered around it.

harvest centerpiece

10. Harvest Centerpiece

When it comes to DIY centerpieces, this is as lux as it gets: Courtesy of Queen DIY (Martha Stewart), this Harvest Centerpiece is made of wheat and other dried grasses – perfect if you’re a planner and want to get your centerpiece done in plenty of time. The epic satin bow? Just icing on the cake.

Are you planning on making DIY centerpieces this year?

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Image: Martin Cathrae

Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?). You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (you know, if you want).