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Easy and Elegant DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Thanksgiving is a few short days away and, as usual, I’m stunned how quickly it has snuck up on me!

With all the work that goes into planning and preparing our Thanksgiving meal, I still want the table to look fun and festive but don’t really want to spend a lot of time on a centerpiece. (I’m betting you don’t either.) So today I’m sharing a few quick and easy ideas to spruce up our Thanksgiving table.

I was able to find some really great items on sale and put together this autumn-inspired centerpiece really quickly! I love how it turned out and will definitely be leaving it on the table throughout the holidays! 🙂

I found these small fake pears and apples at a great price from Target – they were just $3 each!

I wanted to add a festive touch, so I painted about a third of them with this gold craft paint. It just took a couple of layers, and they look so classy!

Once the paint had dried, I just placed the fruit into the bowl. You could use any size of container – here are a few that I just love, although you can probably find something around the house!

I decided to add some cinnamon sticks to the bowl, too, and I’m so glad that I did! They look rustic/woodsy, and they smell so good. 🙂

This centerpiece couldn’t have been easier to make, and it looks so good! It’s also short enough that everyone can see each other and pass dishes around the table. 🙂 I put it on top of a wooden leaf cutout that I found in the clearance section at Target – they make a fun decoration without taking up any extra space!

Here are some more of my favorite ideas for a DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece:

Paper Leaves Centerpiece from HGTV

Apple Votives from EAB Designs

Metallic Gourds from HGTV

Gourds and Candles from Shanty 2 Chic

Acorn Votives from Midwest Living

Edible Centerpiece from Country Living

Cornhusk Votives from Martha Stewart

Happy Thanksgiving!

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