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DIY-it! Thanksgiving Centerpieces with Candles!

Pumpkin centerpiece

Holiday centerpieces just seem perfect for that added magic of candle glow! And the one you’re planning for your Thanksgiving table is no exception. So to help you bring that extra spark to the occasion, we’re sharing 11 fabulous centerpiece ideas that incorporate candles in ways from rustic to organic to modern. Just wait till family members and friends see what you create!

Are You Ready to Decorate this Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving candle centerpieces

1 – How refreshing is this “green” Thanksgiving centerpiece created by Therese of Craft and Couture? It features succulents and garden greenery, pine cones, and green-tinted wine bottles for a modern-rustic look. Note: The bottoms of the bottles have been cut off to turn them into cool votive holders!

2 – Time to make use of your stash of empty wine bottles. How easy and attractive is this row of them, filled with grains, rice, and spices and used as candle holders? Guess it’s not surprising that this neat concept is courtesy of Food Network!

3 – All eyes may be on that gorgeous persimmon centerpiece, styled by Kelly Oshiro (sbchic.com) and featured on Anna Costa Food. But we couldn’t help noticing the tinted glass votive holders that add a touch of coziness to the scene!

4 – Just love these quaint cane-wrapped bottles gracing the family Thanksgiving table of Desiree from The 36th Avenue. So lovely as a pair of candle holders, complementing her other DIY table elements (check out her tutorial for those sweet doily place cards)!

5 – Scour your kitchen for centerpiece materials. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking veggies here! Jessie of Lily Shop shows how to use real asparagus, green beans, artichokes, and pine nuts to dress up your Thanksgiving candles in fall-harvest style!

Thanksgiving candle centerpieces

6 – Thanks to Cricut, you can whip up these delightful candle holders etched with an autumn leaf motif. Embellish with more leaf cutouts and a pretty bow, and you’ve got one sweet centerpiece!

7 – Sometimes a signature element can make your entire centerpiece a standout. Take this long wooden planter box that Kristen of Sophia’s Decor bought at a thrift market, and painted with the words “Friends and Family.” Filled with mini pumpkins, pine cones, twigs, leaves, walnuts and candles, it makes the most heartwarming holiday centerpiece!

8 – Turn a panel frame (found at hardware stores) into a clever centerpiece tray, as Amy of The Idea Room did! Then, see how she really worked the simple-neutral styling approach, using clear jars holding tea lights, pine cones, twigs and berries to complete the arrangement. So charming!

9 – Take a break from pumpkins and cornucopia for something different: a ship-themed centerpiece! Found via The Lettered Cottage, this HGTV project uses ready-made materials that you simply assemble. In place of patterned paper for the sails, though, you could write out a Thanksgiving sentiment or the names of all your family members!

10 – If you want a totally doable yet delightful centerpiece idea, thank Laurie of Laurie Jones Home. She assembled a plank of wood, a pot of rosemary wrapped in burlap, mini potted succulents, white pillar candles (in 2 sizes) and tea lights…and voila! A fabulous focal point for a Thanksgiving table.

11 – Another great DIY arrangement by Amy of The Idea Room is this variation on the planter box centerpiece. She actually constructed the box herself! But for the less-crafty among us, she suggests using an available planter and simply filling it with pumpkins and candles decked out in holiday berry garlands. Now that we can manage!


  1. Thank you so much for including my centerpieces in your roundup! Off to check out the other ones you shared!

  2. Hi Amy! We were very excited to share your awesome work. We always have a fun time looking for wonderful ideas from the most creative people. It definitely deserves a spot in our board! 🙂

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