by Kevin Lapp
on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 4:23pm.
Whether your taste in centerpieces is traditional or modern, formal or fuss-free, we've got you covered with these 5 Thanksgiving table centerpieces.
Put Vintage Pieces to Work
An old dough bowl or wood trencher makes a great low centerpiece when filled with seasonal pumpkins, gourds, pinecones and flowering branches. Our step-by-step instructions make it easy to recreate this oh-so-trendy, rustic look.
If your centerpiece will consist of more than one arrangement, position them symmetrically for a balanced look. Here, designer Marian Parsons created an edible centerpiece with two stacked cake plates in the center flanked by two slightly shorter floral arrangements in white stoneware pitchers that have a similar shape but aren't matchy-matchy. Get more of Marian's tips for creating a harvest-inspired centerpiece.
Mix High With Low
Designer Camille Styles pairs rustic elements like beeswax candles, gourds and a salvaged wooden board as a table runner with a porcelain footed dish overflowing with greenhouse blooms. Her arrangement contains roses, hydrangea, dahlias, copper amaranth and ranunculus with a few sprigs of fall greenery, grasses and berries to signify the season.
Faux Can Be Fabulous
For a centerpiece that'll last all through this fall season (and for many more to come), swap fresh elements for faux. For this rustic-meets-refined centerpiece, Chelsea Faulkner filled a doughbowl with faux mini pumpkins and greenery, interspersed with cotton stems, dried grasses and pinecones.
Upcycle Old Lumber
Basic carpentry skills and tools are all you need to turn wood fence pickets or any leftover lumber into a long, low wooden container that's a lovely Thanksgiving centerpiece when filled with greenery, apples and bundles of cinnamon sticks. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.