Giving Thanks for DIY Natural Centerpieces

As the holidays approach, many of us begin to think about how we will decorate our homes for family gatherings around the table. If you’re looking for a unique and festive way to spruce up your dining room, why not try making your own natural-inspired centerpiece? Just visit your local park, gather up some leaves, acorns, berries, and pinecones, and use them to create a unique, colorful arrangement. 

One concept we love is the simplicity of some loosely layered greenery and warm, inviting candles. This is a great way to inject some natural beauty into your decor without going overboard. If you want to add a bit more color to your table, why not try adding some fruit to the mix? Apples, pears, and oranges always look lovely nestled in among the greenery. You could even add a few cranberries for a pop of red.

Another great way to add a touch of nature to your holiday decor is to incorporate bark and leaves into your centerpieces. Bark can easily be gathered from fallen branches and used to line the base of a vase or bowl. You can also add some small branches or twigs for extra texture and depth.  These materials are easy to find at your local parks – click here to find a park near you!

You can either use fresh or artificial leaves. If you choose to use fresh leaves, make sure to choose ones that are not wilted or brown. You can also spray them with a light coat of clear sealer to help them last longer.

After gathering bark and leaves, consider including acorns, berries, pinecones, or even nuts. You can also add some fall-themed ribbons or garland to really make your centerpiece pop. Be sure to play around with the arrangement until you find something that you love.

Not only will this DIY project save you money, but it will also give you a chance to get creative and have some fun. No matter what you choose to include in your natural centerpiece, the important thing is to have fun with it and make it your own. This is the perfect way to show your guests how much you appreciate their company, and it will definitely add a touch of elegance to your Thanksgiving feast. 

Take a look at some of these natural centerpieces for inspiration:

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