Thanksgiving Centerpieces That Will Make You Swoon
Thanksgiving centerpieces are too often overlooked. But not this year. This year, your centerpiece is going to get the attention it deserves. It will be impossible to overlook these designs, gorgeous arrangements with inspired additions created by our SL stylist and floral guru, Buffy Hargett Miller. Re-create any of these fall centerpiece ideas for your table, and you’re sure to dazzle your guests. (A great meal deserves a gorgeous centerpiece, right?) You can source all of the flowers and botanical elements from your local florist, floral wholesale shops, and grocery stores. A good rule of thumb: Keep your centerpiece under 12 inches tall so that your guests can talk freely with no impediments to their sightlines. You should also turn your vessel as you’re arranging and pay attention to each side. Because your guests will each have a different view of the arrangement, you’ll want to make sure that each perspective is balanced and beautiful, no matter which way you turn it.
Re-create this gorgeous centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table using (clockwise from top left): scarlet dahlias, blush-hued stocks, whimsical scabiosas, silver dollar eucalyptus, lysimachia, hypericum berries, plumosa ferns, and roses in pretty peach tones. Add florist foam to a vase, like this golden vessel, and arrange your flowers. Create an asymmetrical design by arranging along the diagonal and allowing the silver dollar eucalyptus and plumosa ferns to drape from one side.
Create a centerpiece from several compact arrangements, and line the center of your table with them. These miniature arrangements dazzle thanks to their lush textures and autumnal color palettes. Add in dried hydrangeas, mini calla lilies, kale, poppy buds, and deep red peonies to re-create this look. Because your Thanksgiving centerpiece consists of several small centerpieces, invite each of your guests to take an arrangement home with them at the end of the meal.
Bring a touch of rustic woodland style to your centerpiece with a tree trunk-inspired vase and a casual but vibrant design. This arrangement uses a selection of botanical elements in complementary colors. Add a splash of bright yellow to the design with alstroemeria, also called Peruvian lily, and Billy balls, also known as craspedia or Billy buttons. Scabiosa pods add rustic style, as does the addition of kale with white foliage. Soft greenery rounds out the design and adds subtle movement.
Reimagine the classic Thanksgiving cornucopia centerpiece with this lush arrangement. The deconstructed design celebrates the abundance of the holiday with silver dollar eucalyptus, a cabbage sourced from the grocery store, plumosa ferns, turnips, pears, miniature pumpkins, bright green Brussels sprouts, pomegranates, thistles, and green hydrangea blossoms.
Make this succulent centerpiece for Halloween and repurpose the design for your Thanksgiving table. A classic orange pumpkin becomes a vase for succulents in this arrangement, which requires only three ingredients (assorted succulents, florist foam, and a pumpkin). Add a bit of damp florist foam to the top of the pumpkin and arrange your succulents. Keep it moist by spritzing the arrangement with water, but not too often, because suculents are hardy and drought-tolerant.