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Yep, it’s snuck up on you — tomorrow is the big day — Thanksgiving! Don’t panic, you can still put together a show-stopping centerpiece using materials you can pick up at the grocery store or find in your own backyard.

Soooo pretty, this arrangement gets its punch by contrasting colors. Hit the floral aisle to select blooms in complementary colors, like dark red and bright green. Here, we used burgundy cockscomb, dahlias and calla lilies paired with chartreuse spider mums and lotus seed pods: How to Make a Sophisticated Thanksgiving Centerpiece

No flowers needed; head outdoors to gather long bare branches for a sculptural statement:How to Make a Branch Centerpiece

Or opt for traditional elegance with a tightly bunched arrangement that mixes ranunculus, roses and sprays of greenery. Tip: Customize a pre-made grocery store bouquet by mixing in fall greenery from your backyard, like ’Autumn Joy’ sedum or Scotch Heather:How to Make a Traditional Centerpiece

For a low, rustic centerpiece, line the table’s center with candles, seed pods and pinecones: How to Make a Candle Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Or fill a stoneware jug with one high-impact bloom, like sunflowers:How to Make a Sunflower Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Need more last-minute help? Download one of our (free!) Thanksgiving printables for easy decorations, cupcake labels, invites, place cards and more.


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4 Responses

  1. Monica D. says:

    I like the simplicity of the pinecones and candles.

  2. Mary N says:

    All very pretty centerpieces.

  3. Cynthia says:

    Love the candles/pinecones.

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