When you want to make a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, you don’t have to spend a fortune on materials and tools. You’ll find many items for making an eye-catching Thanksgiving centerpiece at the Farmer’s market, the grocery store, and at your local craft store this Fall. Here’s a list of some inexpensive materials you can use to creative Thanksgiving centerpieces this season:
Orange and brown candles: You can pick up an assortment of orange and brown-colored candles during the after-Halloween sales at many craft stores and party stores in your area. In some cases, the orange, brown and gold-colored candles are marked down as much as 75% off a few days after Halloween, and these can be used to make your inexpensive Thanksgiving centerpiece in a few weeks.
Mini pumpkins: Mini pumpkins are typically priced much higher at craft stores than they are at local grocery stores and co-ops, so head to your nearest food store when you need some inexpensive materials for your Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Orange glitter: Orange glitter is another post-Halloween steal that you can find at many craft stores and retail stores such as Target and Walmart at a deep discount. You can find orange glitter in the Halloween crafts section at discounts of 50% off or more. Stock up on a variety of different shades so you can use it when putting together your Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Fall mum plants: head to the local florist or a specialty food store such as Whole Foods to see their assortment of Fall mum plants. These are typically priced lower than regular flowers throughout the Fall season, and can be an attractive, inexpensive addition to your Thanksgiving centerpiece. You can either use the Fall mums in a pot as a focal point of your centerpiece, or use the flowers to enhance your centerpiece on Thanksgiving Day.
Artificial ferns: head to the local home goods store to find small ferns and other artificial plants that you can use for your Thanksgiving centerpiece. Stores like Target, Marshall’s, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods often have a large selection of discounted artificial plants and flowers that you can pull apart to use for your own custom arrangement. These can be a great accent to your Thanksgiving centerpiece and help to create beautiful plant arrangement over the holiday season.
Dried leaves: Enjoy a Fall day in the garden and round up some fresh leaves to use as materials for your Thanksgiving centerpiece. You can dry these leaves just as you would to make pressed flowers, and once dried, they can be decorated with glitter and other embellishments. Start collecting these as early as late October so you have a large assortment of leaves to choose from when you put together your Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Make a creative Thanksgiving centerpiece by keeping an eye out for these seasonal items several weeks before Thanksgiving. From pumpkins and gourds from the farmer’s market to fresh Fall plants from the local florist, you can create a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece with a few inexpensive materials.