Thanksgiving DIY Centerpieces

Since I lack any sort of cooking skills,  I am never any help in the kitchen and am happily given the task of decorating, specifically creating a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Every year, my parents host Thanksgiving at their house, and a huge amount of my extended family stay over. It’s always a ton of fun, but also quite hectic (15+ people sleeping over!). Last year I created a centerpiece with lemons, which received many compliments, but this year my mom already started to make one.

Mom's Started Centerpiece

Now, don’t get me wrong, this is a beautiful Centerpiece. I just feel it is a bit “Christmas-ey,” and needs to look a little more “Fall-ish.” I thought perhaps something orange or brown would do the trick, so I bought some dried out Eucalyptus Leaves, which smell delicious!

Dried Eucalyptus Leaves

I’m not exactly sure how to add these to the Centerpiece. Any ideas about how to make the Centerpiece above a little more “Fall-ish?”

Here are some DIY Centerpieces I found online, which I love and have inspired me.


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  1. I’m a big fan of candle centerpieces in huge glass vases with other stuff in them! I love the last one. My friend made a cute one last year with cream colored candles and cranberries.

  2. Oh love the last one with the nuts. I think if you replace the greenery with your eucalyptus, it should do the trick. Looking forward to seeing the final center piece!

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