Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece
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Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

Your Thanksgiving table centerpiece doesn’t have to be expensive. With a few supplies from Dollar Tree, you can have a beautiful, yet frugal Thanksgiving table centerpiece!

Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

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I cannot believe how fast Thanksgiving is coming up, can you?

When I was little we spent Thanksgiving with both sets of grandparents. Lunch was spent with my dad’s parents, then dinner with my mom’s parents. I loved going to both!

Now that all of my grandparents have passed away, we spend Thanksgiving at my uncle’s house (my dad’s brother). We gather around for a huge meal and stuff our faces, then the women grab their Black Friday sales papers and start making their lists. This is my favorite part of Thanksgiving now, after the food of course.

My aunt is in the first stages of Alzheimer’s, so she will not be doing much decorating or cooking this year. Us women will make most of the food to bring for dinner so she does not have to worry about it and we take the time to clean up afterwards.

Since my family has Thanksgiving away from home, I do not have to worry about decorating and preparing my home for a lot of people. Not that I could anyway, since my home is in pieces right now. However, I do still like my dining room table to look nice for Thanksgiving so I decided to make a Thanksgiving table centerpiece this year using only items from Dollar Tree.

Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

What you need:

Materials needed for Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece
  • Metal planter
  • Jute string
  • Burlap
  • Metal words (these came in a pack of 3)
  • Hot glue gun

What you do:

Step 1

Wrap the burlap around the bucket and hot glue it in place. I added a dot of hot glue in the front, on both sides, and in the back to get it to stay in place.

Step 1 of Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

Step 2

Hot glue jute string around the top and bottom of the burlap to make a border.

Step 2

Step 3

Hot glue the metal “thankful” sign to the burlap.

Step 3

Step 4

Decorate your Thanksgiving table centerpiece. I added a fall leaf strand, a candle holder, and a small pumpkin to mine, which all came from Dollar Tree.

Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

That’s it! So simple and quick to make. And it didn’t cost me a thing to make since I already had everything on hand. However, if you do purchase the items, it only costs about $6.

The wreath in the photo was also made from Dollar Tree items. You can see how I made that here.

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66 Comments

  1. I so love the colours of the leaves 🍁 Very beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

      1. Loved the simplicity and beauty!
        Nice one ma’am.

        1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

          1. πŸ€—β€β€

  2. It looks great Michelle! Such a clever idea to glue the metal sign to the tub and fill it full of colorful fall! Enjoy your family celebration and shopping!
    Jenna

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ˜€

  3. Beautiful! We love Thanksgiving! Sorry to hear about your Aunt. I will pray for her. My wife’s mother died in her 60s of early onset Alzheimer’s. Praying blessing and healing over your Aunt. God bless you all!

    1. Thank you so much! Also thank you for your prayers. They mean a lot. I’m sorry to hear about your wife’s mother. I’m sure that was hard to go through.

  4. It looks so beautiful Michelle! Sad to hear about your aunt! πŸ’œ

    1. Thank you so much! Thanks. On her good days she said she’s fine with her diagnosis because she doesn’t have to worry about a thing. She can sit back and eat her chocolate. lol

  5. Wow, I actually have 2 a silver planters from there just sitting waiting to be used. This is brilliant.

    Very pretty Michelle!

    1. Thank you! Now you can use one of them as a centerpiece! πŸ˜€

  6. Michelle I love your centerpiece. I will work perfect on your table for Thanksgiving or even on a foyer table. Love the tutorial. Happy Wednesday!

    1. Thank you so much! It would be really pretty on a foyer table, too. πŸ™‚

  7. And healing for your aunt in Jesus’ name. Happy thanksgiving in advance!

    1. Thank you for your prayers! They are really appreciated!! πŸ™‚

      1. You are welcome ma’am. πŸ€—β€

  8. Love this, love the leaves it brings fall and all it’s meaning into your home, and gives the centerpiece an abundant feeling. And i love what you did with the sign, thank you for this idea. Healing light and love to your aunt. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving. Lots of blessings.

    1. Thank you so much!! I really enjoyed putting it together after I figured out what I wanted to put inside. πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too, thank you!!

  9. This turned out beautifully! What I like most about it is that several of the pieces can easily be reused in other ways after the holidays!

    1. Thank you! Yes, it can. I keep moving them around and taking things apart and reusing them for different seasons. Saves a lot of money, too! πŸ˜€

  10. Hi Michelle, I absolutely loved the idea of the metal planter! So original and easy ! I had fun reading your post and looking to the beautiful photos, it turned out just Perfect😍😍😍

    1. Thank you so much!! It was so easy and fun to make, too. Thank you for your prayers! πŸ™‚

      1. XO XO and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ^_^

        1. Thank you!! And to you and yours as well!! πŸ˜€

  11. My prayers for your aunt MichelleπŸ’πŸ’–

  12. This is adorable and affordable! You are so talented πŸ™Œ. We don’t have any Thanksgiving decorations so I would love to put one of these together. Maybe I could find a smaller planter for my small table πŸ€”.

    1. Thank you so much! You could always use a smaller round planter. Just add the candle holder and leaves or the pumpkin. πŸ™‚

  13. So cute! And so easy to make, it seems!

    1. Thank you! It is easy to make. Quick, too. Which is my favorite kind of DIY. πŸ˜€

  14. The Thanksgiving centerpiece is charming!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

      1. You’re welcome 🍁

  15. Your centerpiece is so elegant Michelle! Simple and easy on the wallet!

    1. Thank you so much! I love a quick and easy frugal project. πŸ™‚

  16. I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award

    1. Thank you so much!!

  17. Michelle, this is such a lovely centerpiece and easy on the budget!

    1. Thank you so much! I look for projects that don’t cost a lot, especially around the holidays. πŸ™‚

  18. I love Thanksgiving and fall decor. And this is one of the loveliest things I have seen! … By the way, I wanted to tell you about something I bought recently. It made me think of you because I could see you making it. It’s maybe 24” and looks like a barn door, painted white, with a small handle and small hinges. And on the front in black paint it says thankful and blessed.

    1. Thank you so much! Aww I bet that’s so pretty!!!! Thank you for thinking of me! πŸ˜€

  19. I still can’t get over how incredible this centerpiece looks for only the equivalent of $6. Just awesome! I’ve pinned it and tweeted it πŸ™‚ I’d love to create this one for here. It’s perfect. The colors are so warm and inviting, too.

    Your Thanksgiving traditions sound really sweet. I hope you and your family have a wonderful time together this year. So sorry to hear about your Aunt. That Alzheimer’s disease is just terrible. My brother in law passed away last November from Lewy Body Dimentia. It was unbelievably heartbreaking to watch his decline. My heartfelt sympathies are with y’all as you work with her through the process. πŸ€—

    Hope you are well today my friend. Always fun to read what you write and see your creations! (Sorry I’m so behind on everything, sheesh!)

    1. Thank you so much! It’s very easy and quick to make, too. πŸ˜€

      I’m so sorry to hear about your brother in law. That’s so sad! My aunt’s sister has moved in with them, so that’s helpful for her right now. It’s hard to watch her sometimes. So heartbreaking. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving this year!

      No worries on being behind. I completely understand! Renovations plus holiday season equals craziness! πŸ˜€ HUGS!!

  20. I love Dollar Tree posts! Be sure to link up at Little Cottage Link Party (Monday 9:00am) and Funtastic Friday (Thurday 9:00pm)! Love it!

    1. Thank you! And thank you for the reminder! My brain is scattered right now. πŸ˜€

  21. Lellalee

    I love this Michelle! I’m such a fan of autumn, I love bringing these colours into the home! xxx

    1. Thank you so much!! I love autumn colors, too. πŸ™‚

  22. Devinder Maan

    You are so creative my friend!! I love the thought and the design.

    1. Thank you so much!!

  23. christinafayerepurposed

    Wow six bucks! You know I love a bargain! And it’s gorgeous!

    1. Right? Me, too! Thank you so much!!

  24. Liberty B

    I love those little metal signs– I’ve used a few myself!

    Liberty @ B4andAfters.com

  25. I’m so sorry about your Aunt. Alzheimer’s is an incredibly cruel disease.
    I love this centrepiece, it has such a homely, slightly rustic vibe to it. I wish we had Thanksgiving here in the UK!
    Caz xx

  26. adoringfamily

    This is so gorgeous! I’m going to make the Thankful tin, I have those things on hand. Your ideas are always awesome!

    1. Thank you so much! It’s easy to change out, too if you use hot glue. Then you can change it with the seasons. πŸ™‚

  27. I love Dollar Tree! You can find so much stuff to decorate with! πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸΌ Love this idea!

    1. Me, too! I just can’t seem to stay out of there! πŸ˜€ Thank you!!

  28. Love it and I have enough time to make this before Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinning!
    Robin😊

    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for pinning, too. πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  29. I’m choosing this a a feature on the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow. I hope you’ll drop by.

    1. Aww thank you so much!! That means so much to me! πŸ™‚

  30. I bet your home looks amazing during the holidays!

    1. Aww thank you! Right now it’s a hot mess with a little pretty mixed in since we’re still renovating. πŸ˜€

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