This year we decided that we would host Thanksgiving because hauling around our kids across town all day didn’t seem that appealing. We weren’t expecting many people so I didn’t actually feel the need to dress up our home and be festive this Thanksgiving. It turns out we are actually have a lot more people over than we expected!
I needed to come up with a simple, easy and inexpensive centerpiece for Thanksgiving this year in a very short amount of time! Here is what I came up with!
- 2 pine cones
- dried withered grass strands
- 6 dried lavender stems
Of course you could purchase these for cheap from the dollar store or Walmart but I really like FREE so I had to get creative.
With the dried grass strands, I tied them into a small bow around the rim of the candle holder. I cut the bow shorter and placed the remaining grass inside the candle holder. The original candle that came with this holder was green so I purchased a pumpkin spice orange candle from Walmart for $3.00. I placed the dried lavender stems in the candle holder as well in the spaces between the glass and the candle itself. I had two taper candle holders from last Christmas and bought two red tapered candles from Walmart for $0.97 each. I placed a Christmas ornament of an adorable glitter squirrel holding a gold nut at the corner base of the candle holder and placed the two pine cones between the tapered candles and main piece.
I loved how it turned out!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!