Inexpensive Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpieces

by Emma W.R. on November 18, 2015

Fall Leaf Centerpiece

fall leaf centerpiece

Materials Needed:

  • thin fallen branches
  • scissors
  • twine
  • variety of fall-colored, double-sided scrapbook paper
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • gold glitter spray
  • vessel or vase of your choice


Gather thin branches from your backyard; remove any attached leaves then coat them with gold glitter spray.

Print out a leaf template or draw leaves yourself. Cut them out with scissors. Use a pencil to trace several paper leaves onto a variety of double-sided, patterned scrapbook papers. Use a hot glue gun to attach paper leaves randomly to all sides of the branches.

Wrap the base of each leaf with twine as shown below, then arrange branches in the vessel/vase of your choice.

Autumn Centerpiece

autumn centerpiece

A quick trip to the market yielded this fall centerpiece, an informal arrangement of kumquats, squashes, and a bell pepper in a ceramic compote. Use whatever orange fruits and vegetables you find, such as baby pumpkins, carrots, persimmons, and, of course, oranges.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jace January 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm

I purchased one of these for my Aunt and she likes it


Auguste December 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Very nice centerpieces


Danielle December 17, 2015 at 10:02 am

Now I just need some ideas for Christmas! I used these for Thanksgiving and people loved them.


JoMarie December 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm

I love decorating for the fall. these are great ideas.


Lisa December 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm

I wish I had seen this post sooner! I love DIY, and the colors of autumn make for great crafts!


Marcy December 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

Very elegant, thanks for sharing.


Avril December 4, 2015 at 1:14 pm

This is so simple to do and it adds a special touch.


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