Four Easy and Inexpensive Centerpieces for your Thanksgiving Table

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I realize I started off slow this week and I apologize. But Hubs and I celebrated our anniversary over a long weekend at Edisto Island and Charleston, SC. We had a ball, but, of course, having a ball wrecks havoc on a blogger’s schedule. But not to worry, I promise to make it up to you and today is the beginning of my makeup process.You are going to fall in love with the following Centerpieces for your Thanksgiving Table.

My Blogger Buddy, or BB if you prefer, has graciously come over to share some of her delightful choices for your Thanksgiving table. My BB, Patricia Leitao, is a talented and creative blogger who writes for, a company that connects homeowners to reliable, affordable and professional contractors for their home improvement projects. She and her partner, Kelly Mahan, has pulled together 4 of her favorite Thanksgiving centerpieces from some of her favorite BBs.

I am thrilled with what Patricia and Kelly have pulled together for us, and I think you will be as well. They truly capture the essence of my readers and have chosen pieces that you can create on a budget. She knows that over here at the Command Center, we are very budget conscious. J Enjoy the article and be sure to leave a message for me and/or Patricia and Kelly with your favorite centerpiece from this article. I love them all but because I have a long table, I think my favorite is number 2. Enjoy!

Super Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces to Wow Your Guests

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. While you’re considering which dressing to make for your turkey, don’t forget to dress up your dining table. Whether you think there isn’t enough time to make an elaborate Thanksgiving table centerpiece or you feel like you don’t have the creativity to make your own, take inspiration from these 4 super simple centerpieces. They’re quick, easy, cheap, and will be sure to wow your dinner guests.

Fall Produce in a Glass Bowl Centerpiece

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The is the ultimate simple Thanksgiving centerpiece, perfect for round or smaller tables. Gather up some fall produce – corn, Indian corn, mini pumpkins or one large pumpkin, and some squash. You can use real produce if you want or you can use faux produce from your local craft store. Put the produce in a glass trifle bowl and you’re done! If you want to go a step farther, glue a wide strip of burlap around your trifle bowl for an extra layer of fall flair.

Modern Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece


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If you have an extra-long dining table, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a huge Thanksgiving centerpiece. Simply pick up some long faux leaf garland from your local craft store and use votive candles and candle stands of varying heights. Or, you can use wine glasses as your candle stands by flipping them upside down and placing the candle on the bottom of the glass. For an added effect, place mini faux pumpkins under the wine glasses.

Coffee Bean Candle Centerpiece



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For a small, rustic Thanksgiving gathering, try this easy centerpiece. Fill small glass vases with coffee beans and put a votive candle in each. Using pumpkin-scented candles will give your home a wonderful fall scent, and when mixed with the aroma of the coffee beans, your guests will instantly feel at home. Tie some raffia, burlap, or craft jute around the vases and put them in a tray or pan.

Acorns and Candles Centerpiece

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For the nature lover, this is the perfect easy centerpiece. Go out into your backyard (or local park if you don’t have any oak trees) and pick up some acorns. Make sure to wash them thoroughly. If you’re worried about bugs, you can line the acorns on a baking sheet and bake them at 350°F for about twenty minutes. Allow to cool completely before handling. Put the acorns in a tall vase and then use 5 orange or yellow taper candles to put in the acorns. Finish it off by tying craft jute around the vase. Happy Thanksgiving!

I think all of Patricia’s and Kelly’s choices are great and they fit into the philosophy of the Command Center, budget friendly, easy to accomplish and very pretty. Thank you, Patricia and Kelly, and please come by again with some of your great ideas.


The article was written by Kelly Mahan, also a writer for, a company that connects homeowners to reliable, affordable and professional contractors for their home improvement projects. Check more on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.


6 thoughts on “Four Easy and Inexpensive Centerpieces for your Thanksgiving Table

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  4. Clearissa Coward says:

    Hi Dee,

    I’m happy you enjoyed the article. I like buying the cinnamon scented pinecones but gathering them could be fun as well. I think my favorite one is the more traditional one.

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