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Easy But Cheap Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces

If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house, chances are most of your money is going towards turkey and other menu items. So what to do with the table that needs decorating when the money is low? Here are some easy fast and best of all, cheap holiday centerpiece ideas to check out!

From Good Housekeeping: several mini white pumpkins on a tray!

Gather up all your glass vases and containers, place candles inside and layer in hazelnuts, walnuts, or pecans.

From Martha Stewart: Pear Place Cards. A twist from me~ instead of place cards, place pears on a pretty tray (or by themselves) in a long row down the middle of the table and on each card write down one thing you are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

From RealSimple: Place pinecones in different sized glass bowls and vases- wrap ribbons around the containers if you want to add an additional touch.

Fill a large glass vase or pitcher with candy, nuts or fruit for a fast pretty centerpiece. For Thanksgiving, try candy in fall colors, like mini Reese's Pieces or M&M's. This will work great as a Christmas decoration when filled with Hershey's Kisses or Red and Green M&M's!

When guests are on the way and you have empty space to fill on the table, try this idea from RealSimple!


I love the centerpieces. Great ideas.

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