How to Make A Table Centerpiece For Free!
We head to my in-laws for Thanksgiving every year...my mom-in-law is a great cook, always whips up delicious feast for us. As we are all across different parts of the country, sometimes we have Destination Thanksgivings, meaning we rent a house in some locale and head there. Despite not knowing really what's in the kitchen cupboards or closets and without her own décor to use, my MIL always seems to come up with unique centerpiece ideas for the table just using stuff she finds in the rental house...and often enlisting the kiddos around to help. Here are some fabu MIL-inspired centerpiece ideas that you can make for free...which makes them that more fabu, right?
-- Photo and candle centerpiece. Grab those small-framed photos all around the house and arrange them with votive candles in a formation in the center or as a long row down the table. A great reminder of the main things we are thankful for: family.
-- Nature centerpiece. Send the kids outside and collect cool twigs and rocks and pinecones. Maybe have them paint turkeys on them or cool designs or words like "Blessing" or "Thankful" or "Peace."
-- Minimal centerpiece. Grab some items in common and line them along the table: think lemons, limes, apples and pears all in rows (very sleek but festive). Snag all of your candlesticks and just line them up, even if they don't match perfectly. Get small tumbler glasses, line them up and fill them each with ribbon curled up inside to add pops of color.
-- Thankful centerpiece. Have everyone add something to the centerpiece they are thankful for (or something that represents what they are thankful for or a decorated paper sign with the word on it). You may have your kiddo's teddy bear there, but it is a really great way to bring it back to what the feast is all about.
One hint - use books to add different levels to create a more visually interesting centerpiece.
What do you use as centerpieces? Which one sounds like something you would try?