Beautiful DIY Thanksgiving Table Decoration For $1 (SO easy!)
Easy 10-minute DIY Thanksgiving table decoration centerpiece: beautiful inexpensive fall & holiday natural table decor idea to make for free!
I love natural Thanksgiving decor. It’s such a beautiful time of year to celebrate the festive season with family and friends.
While there are many creative ways to make fall and Thanksgiving centerpieces, this is one of the EASIEST ways to create a DIY Thanksgiving table decoration centerpiece in as little as 10 minutes, with things things you can find in nature.
I will share helpful tips and tricks on designing and creating a beautiful natural Thanksgiving table decoration centerpiece using a simple tray or platter, and a mixture of natural elements you can find easily.
UPDATE: we collected 35 favorite Thanksgiving table decorations & easy centerpiece ideas here you can check out!
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Check out the video tutorial below, or skip to step by step written tutorial.
Materials and tools to make DIY fall and Thanksgiving table decoration centerpiece:
You can use any serving tray or platter you already have as the base of this inexpensive DIY Thanksgiving table decoration, like this wood tray, or this lovely set
You will also need some natural elements, such leaves, berries, or succulents, a few pinecones, and some Spanish moss (used here) or mixed moss like these. You don’t need to use everything listed here, feel free to improvise with what you have!
I also made some “bleached pinecones” without using bleach! Here’s the tutorial on how to make them in 5 minutes, the non-toxic way.
How to make “bleached pinecones” without using bleach in 5 minutes!
Step 1: add the first layers to your DIY Thanksgiving table decoration centerpiece
Line the bottom of the tray or platter with a layer of leaves. Leathery leaves will last longer than soft leaves.
The Spanish moss is optional, but it add such a nice texture and makes it easier to add more layers on top.
Step 2: add more layers to the DIY Thanksgiving table decoration centerpiece
Making a natural table centerpiece is all about harmony and contrast.
In this case, the blue green of the Eucalyptus looks lovely with the yellow green succulents and berries. In cold climates, you can find different color conifers and mix them up. The textures of clusters of little berries form beautiful contrasts next to the thick succulents and large Eucalyptus leaves.
Step 3: final touches for natural Thanksgiving table decor
I love the look of bleached pine cones, especially for fall and winter decorating. However, I am sensitive to the smell of bleach. Here’s a tutorial on how to make “bleached pinecones” without using bleach (a super kids friendly craft and decor)! Aren’t they beautiful?
After adding some white and natural pinecones, I added a couple of mini butternut squashes to complete our DIY Thanksgiving table decoration centerpiece. At this time of year, all the little mini pumpkins and winter squash are just irresistible!
You can easily carry this centerpiece on and off the table. Feel free to use any large plates or trays you already have in the kitchen. I will share a few DIY table centerpieces with other color variations in a few weeks. This centerpiece can be made 1-2 days ahead.
If you are looking for a long lasting centerpiece idea, here’s another easy DIY fall and Thanksgiving centerpiece which can last for 1-2 weeks, check out the secrets here!
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Amazing looking and low budget. Perfect ideas to try this Thanksgiving!
Hello, I’d love to know where you got your table cloth.. it is exactly what I’m looking for in my farmhouse styled home. Please let me know..
hi Amber, it’s actually a coffee bag! you can find them on Amamzon 🙂 https://amzn.to/3pXrhEi
Wonderful idea and proves my point that it does not always have to have big budget in order to make something beautiful.
Wow, that is so pretty and classy looking! And the fact that it’s also an easy AND thrifty DIY? You’ve sold me, no arm-twisting necessary! 🙂
Lovely seasonal table decorations! I particularly love the natural decor and the modern touch with the bleached pine cone.
This is so pretty! It’s such a lovely centerpiece for Thanksgiving. I particularly love the bleached pine cones.
What lovely centerpieces. You can’t go wrong with a wooden dough bowl like you had at the start. Those are so neat. Love the one with the fall colors that best.
It’s a lovely centerpiece, but it’s me or the link to see how the bleached pineapples are made without chlorine doesn’t work?. I tried to whiten them with bleach But it didn’t work at all. I would love to know your technique, they look very beautiful and look beautiful in the center you’ve prepared. I would very much like to make one the same. You have amazing and great things, thank you.
hi ester, thank you so much! 🙂 the “bleached” pinecone tutorial is scheduled for super early tomorrow morning, i added this link ahead of time so i don’t forget. sorry for the inconvenience!
What beautiful table decorations for Thanksgiving – they look great! Amazing that you made them for only $1 too!
This is simply beautiful. I love the fall season and I am always looking for new idea to decorate my table.