11 Centerpieces For Thanksgiving That Are Pure Ingenuity

Decorations and holidays go together like cupcakes and hipsters. But if you’re like a lot of us, you’re probably a little strapped, and so doing Thanksgiving a lo grande might be out of your budget. Whether or not you’ve got a few friends coming over, or all 27 of your tíos, prepping can be stressful. Have no fear, here are a few cheap DIY centerpiece ideas we found to make your Thanksgiving Day dinner table pop.

Bring out that cool vase your roommate uses to make his room smell weird.


It even has a nifty little side vase for smaller flowers.

Steal Borrow some flowers from your neighbors garden and put them in a drinking glass.

On the downside, this kind of floral arrangement can obstruct your view of certain family members. On the upside, this kind of floral arrangement can obstruct your view of certain family members.

Grab something from the recycle bin!


If you’re like me, there’s always a few empty tequila bottles just waiting for a second chance. Pure class.

No fish? No problem. Grab some dirt and flowers.

If you’re going to spend more than 10 dollars on a bottle of Tequila, you might as well get your money’s worth.

Here’s a perfect arts and crafts project from your little primo.

I remember the first time I helped my tío decorate one of his empties. Glitter, glue, and some left over Cinco de Mayo flowers, and we had an instant centerpiece masterpiece.

You can never go wrong with the color scheme of Café Bustelo.

Definitely one of the classiest coffee cans on the shelf. You don’t need much to say a lot.

You can also use El Pato salsa cans for small accents.

Just like Bustelo, the red and yellow scheme really brings out the colors in any floral arrangement.

If you’re not a fan of the can, just throw every flower ever into it. Draw attention away from the offending vase.

After Thanksgiving, you can sell this on Etsy for few bucks.

Grab some rubble from the bottom of an aquarium. Instant centerpiece.

The ingenuity.

If you see anyone do this, report them.


Why would anyone do this to a molcajete? These look like sad little hedgehogs.

 I. Can’t. Even.


Don’t try to go all out. Just have fun. And remember…


It’s all about that food.

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