Thanksgiving Table Arrangement

Published October 08, 2014

set-a-harvest-table-worth-feasting-onIt’s during this time of year that we all give thanks for our families, friends and all the fortunate things in our lives.

It’s a wonderful time to gather family and friends around the table and celebrate the autumn months.

For Thanksgiving this year, set a beautiful autumn table in minutes with a few items from your grocery store and local dollar store. Creating a memorable table centerpiece doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. You would be surprised what you can assemble in a short period of time with just a few simple items.

This autumn centerpiece uses gourds and flowers from Safeway and a few felt leaves I found at the Dollar Store.

Ordinary garden twine can transform a regular 400 millilitre aluminum can into a pretty, rustic vase.

Remove the label from a tin can and empty the contents into a Tupperware container for later use. Wash thoroughly and set aside.

Wrap your garden twine around the base of the can and continue upwards, making sure to cover the entire metal surface. You do not want to view the metal can from any angle.

Once the twine has completely covered the can, tuck the loose piece up and under the wound portion and secure.

Fill the can with room temperature water and fill with your favorite autumn-hued flowers. Gerbera daisies, alstromeria and chrysanthemums are everywhere at the moment and work wonderfully together.

Be sure to cut the stems to a height that is proportional to the can. A fairly tight fit is best.

Place the felt leaves or other Thanksgiving decorations in the centre of the table and scatter your autumn gourds around the flower arrangement.

Happy Thanksgiving!