Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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Thanksgiving is one of those celebrations that just seems to call for a special centerpiece. After all the meal is the main focus of the holiday, so it makes sense to have an attractive and festive centerpiece for the dining room table. Here is a quick and easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece I made for our table this year.

An effortless Thanksgiving centerpiece adorned with sunflowers and pine cones.

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I took some simple natural materials from my backyard and combined them with a sunflower floral spray for a simple fall themed centerpiece.

An easy Thanksgiving centerpiece featuring a basket filled with pine cones and sunflowers.


  • 1 basket
  • 6 or 7 large pine cones
  • 20 acorns
  • glue dots
  • Sunflower floral spray


I have huge pine trees in my backyard, so I just gathered pine cones there, and found some acorns in the woods.  If you choose to use materials from nature, like I did, it is a good idea to bake them at 200 F for about an hour before using them. This dries them out and also kills and mold or anything else that might be living on them. Or you could buy pine cones and acorns at a craft store.

Pine cones in a basket, perfect for an easy Thanksgiving centerpiece.

To make the centerpiece I filled a Thanksgiving themed basket with pine standing them on end and filling the basket.

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece featuring sunflower and pine cones in a wooden crate.

Then I put the sunflower floral spray in the middle of the basket, nestled among the pine cones.

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece with pine cones.

Finally I attached acorns around the edge of the basket using glue dots.  I tried to position the acorns so they were facing all different directions and looked more haphazard and not arranged. The result is an easy centerpiece that adds seasonal interest to the Thanksgiving dinner table.


Hi, I’m Anne!

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