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Guest Blogger: H. Camille Smith, Crafts Editor, HGTV.com and DIY Network.com
For more of Camille’s crafts, check out Crafting With Camille

Sure, we all know that turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner, but a beautiful centerpiece always makes any meal feel like an event. Of course, you can always pick up a premade floral arrangement at your local grocery store and plop it in a vase; but with just a few extra steps you can create your own chic and totally unique centerpiece, using either purchased flowers or nature’s bounty (free!) courtesy of your own backyard.

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This centerpiece really couldn’t be simpler (or cheaper!). I went for a stroll around my yard and clipped any branches that had a blush of fall color — these are spirea and forsythia branches. Nothing fancy (or expensive) about the vase, it’s an imported whiskey bottle that I saved because of its interesting shape.

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When decorating for holiday guests, don’t forget to add a touch of fall to the other spaces they will visit, such as the guest bath. This arrangement took only a sec to put together. It’s more spirea and forsythia branches from my yard with the addition of dried crape myrtle seed pods.

Looking for more centerpiece ideas? Well, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 3 Simple Fall Centerpieces, Table Setting Tips, Rustic Fall Arrangements and Fruit Bouquet videos on HGTV.com.

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For more ways to celebrate a crafty Turkey Day, check out:

* Thanksgiving: Celebrate in Style on HGTV.com

* Thanksgiving O’Plenty on DIY Network.com

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