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Our 70+ Favorite Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Whether your taste in centerpieces is traditional or modern, formal or fuss-free, we've got you covered with our best DIY ideas for the star of your Thanksgiving table.

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The Centerpiece: Your Table's Focal Point

What would a beautifully set Thanksgiving table be without the star of the show: the centerpiece?! Crafting and elegant centerpiece doesn't have to be hard or expensive, keep reading for our best ideas for budget-friendly floral arrangements, flower-free Thanksgiving table decorations and even ideas for DIY centerpieces you can eat. When you’re done creating your centerpiece, check out our clever place card ideas, tips for setting up a buffet and find Thanksgiving games and activities the whole family can play.

First up: A pair of fresh floral arrangements of tangerine lilies and bright orange roses are embellished with fall leaf accents that infuse the setting with eye-popping color.

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Put Large Vintage Pieces to Work

An old dough bowl or wood trencher makes a great low centerpiece when filled with seasonal pumpkins, gourds, pinecones and flowering branches. Our step-by-step instructions, below, make it easy to recreate this oh-so-trendy, rustic look.

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Use Petite Antiques

Give new purpose to a small stoneware sugar bowl, that's missing its lid, by using it as a low vase for flowers. Filled with seeded eucalyptus, chrysanthemums and pears — all picked up on a grocery run — it makes a pretty presentation in a small amount of space.

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Go Big With Stacked Baskets

A pair of nested baskets, floral foam and a few blooms from your local market or backyard are all you need to craft this florist-quality stunner.

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