|"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
― William Arthur Ward
We all know that to throw a homely Thanksgiving dinner, you need to start perhaps a week before the actual day. Cooking delicious dishes and inviting family and friends over, that's how we all should spend the day. To me, being with the people you love and admire, that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
And you don't want the dinner table to be empty. I mean, of course the big turkey is going to be the center of attention. But still, placing a gorgeous centerpiece can really jazz things up. Don't you agree? So, to make your Thanksgiving filled with fun, laughter, stuffed tummies, and some decoration, here are some beautiful centerpiece ideas you can place in your home.
Candles are always delightful, whether they are used for decorating the dining table or the entire house. So why leave them out on Thanksgiving! There are tons of choices for making centerpieces with candles. You can get a decorative tray, place colorful stones/pebbles, shells, dried/fake cranberries, or any other small embellishments, and place a beautiful candle in the middle. This way, the candle isn't sitting there alone.
Forget the old, and boring, bouquets or vases of flowers. We've got a fabulous idea that will transform the entire décor of your table. Get small glasses or fancy candle holders, place your favorite flowers in, with very little stem, and fill the glasses with water. You can add small pebbles, shells, and even marbles at the bottom to keep the flower from rising up the glass. This way, your centerpiece will look gorgeous, without you having to spend a lot.
Using fruits, fresh fruits that is, as a part of your decoration, is simply genius and unique. Similar to the flower centerpieces, you'll require big glasses or better yet, clear glass vases. Here, you have options to place the entire fruit in the vase or cut them into wedges. However, the wedges are only possible with those fruits that won't wilt or turn brown after cutting (which are lemons, oranges, kiwi, and strawberries). And if you'd like a simpler method, just add the fruits in the bottom of the vase and secure the stems inside them so that the flowers stand upright.
Besides the dinner table, there are other places in your home which can be decorated with these centerpieces (coffee table, bedroom, patio, etc.). You can also use fresh flowers, a wreath made of dry leaves, and candles of different shapes, colors, and sizes. Play with vibrant colors and add your own imagination. Trust me, you'll definitely find a centerpiece worthy of your table.