Looking for a last-minute centerpiece idea for Thanksgiving? Here’s a project that can easily be tailored to your own color palette and the decorative materials available to you. The most important element of this concept is the “give thanks” message, so head to the scrapbook aisle of your favorite craft store to find chipboard letters similar to the ones pictured here!
(DIY details are below.)
GIVE THANKS CENTERPIECE
Rectangular vase or planter
green floral foam (approx 1.5 bricks)
black river rocks
white lollipop sticks
decorative gourds (real or artificial)
artificial orchid leaves or other greenery
satin ribbon (1.5 – 2″ wide)
hot glue gun
tape and/or craft glue
Fill the vase with floral foam, trimming the foam as necessary to fit. Make sure to leave at least 1″ of space between the top of the foam and the rim of the vase. Cover the foam with river rocks.
Insert the artificial orchid leaves (or other greenery) at an angle into the foam on one side of the vase, and place the decorative gourds around it.
Embellish the vase with a band of satin ribbon.
Using the chipboard letters and craft or hot glue, add the word “thanks” to the ribbon on the front side of the vase.
Using a hot glue gun, secure each letter in the word “give” onto its own lollipop stick. Let the glue dry, then insert the 4 sticks through the rock layer and into the floral foam so that the finished centerpiece reads “give thanks”!