You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to finding the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving meal. Use these simple burlap ribbon ideas for decorations that are not only affordable, but great conversation starters. Each idea needs only a few materials and many of the items can be found in your garden, home, or craft stores such as Hairbow Center or Jo-Ann’s.
Find an old wooden box by searching through antique stores or asking around at stores that throw away crates. Place burlap ribbon on the inside and fill it with pumpkins, twigs, corn, and other Thanksgiving items. Leave the centerpiece on your dinner table or coffee table as a beautiful and seasonal decoration.
Burlap makes for a natural table runner with its neutral color and endless setting possibilities. Spray some fall items such as pinecones, pumpkins, or twigs with gold metallic paint and set them on top of the burlap for a striking conversation piece. It’s simple, but elegant.
Although many flowers have gone to sleep for the colder seasons, there are still plenty of berry-laden plants to choose from. Use fall leaves, pumpkins, and other items from your yard or garden as accents in a wooden bowl lined with burlap. You can create a neutral-looking piece or a colorful one depending on the plants you find.
Wrap Your Plain Vases
If you have vases lying around waiting for spring, turn them into perfect Thanksgiving centerpieces by wrapping them in burlap ribbon and filling them with fall plants or warm-colored flowers. Acorns are also perfect accent pieces. You can even embellish the burlap by hot-gluing items to it.
Make it Metallic
Using metallic spray paint, you can turn just about anything into the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece. Use copper or gold metallic paint for a truly authentic fall look. Finish off the table setting with burlap place mats or runners.
To make things really simple, just use burlap as your tablecloth and use a contrasting color of cloth as your table runner. Finish off the place settings by putting decorative gourds on every plate. Make all the gourds the same or mix it up with different types. Although it’s simple to do, it’s sure to leave an impression on your guests.
Thanksgiving centerpieces can be beautiful mood setters for you family meal. You don’t have to stress yourself out about affording an elegant piece or making an overly complicated one. Use these simple burlap ideas to create affordable, striking centerpieces that your friends and family are sure to enjoy.