An Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.

I have so much to be grateful for and I enjoy taking time to celebrate and count my blessings.

Spending time with my family is the best part of the holiday.

As I get older, I know that is the greatest gift of all.

I don’t mind spending time cooking and helping for the get-together, but I want to make sure I allow as much time with my loved ones as possible.

One way to save time is this easy Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Finished Thanksgiving Centerpiece 3 pumpkins, glass bowl containing white and orange candles on white table cloth with fall leaves

It is one that my mom has used for years as an easy way to create an elegant table without a lot of effort.

I know that a lot of women struggle with the desire to create a “Pinterest worthy” table at the expense of sanity, sleep and money.

This easy Thanksgiving centerpiece will be one item you can check-off your prep list and will be a go-to for years to come.

Step 1

Start with a low and wide bowl.

My mom uses a wide pedestal dessert bowl.

Begin by filling the bowl approximately half full with water.



Step 2

Then add frozen real cranberries until the surface is covered.

over head view of red cranberries in glass bowl on with table cloth with brown leaves

I used almost an entire bag.

Fresh cranberries would work, but when they are frozen, they create a “crust” on the surface of the water that is perfect for adding decorations.

Step 3

Next, add fresh slices of Clementine oranges to the top to the cranberries.

over head view of red cranberries with 4 clementine slices in glass bowl on with table cloth with brown leaves




Step 4

Finally, place floating candles around the orange slices.

Over head view of red cranberries with clementine slices and white candles in glass bowl with 3 pumpkins on white table cloth with brown leaves

Light the candles and the centerpiece is finished!

I have seen floating candles in the shape of leaves and other fall-related symbols, so there are a lot of opportunities to be creative or add whimsy.

Add any pumpkins, gourds, pine cones or other decorations on the table around the bowl to create finished look.

This is very simple, but very easy and something that anyone can do to create a lovely setting for Thanksgiving dinner.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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