It happens every year — I plan & plan for Thanksgiving dinner, only to realize a few days before that I’ve neglected the centerpiece. Usually, I just toss a few candles on the table and call it done, since I’ve already spent my Thanksgiving budget on the turkey & trimmings.
I have found several gorgeous, autumn centerpieces that utilize things I already have on hand. That makes it easy on the budget and time — leaving me free to bake. Check out my favorite, frugal decor for the Thanksgiving table:
Once upon a time, I sold Pampered Chef. This was my favorite trick with the apple corer, and boy did I sell a lot of them! All you have to do is core an apple and insert a taper candle. It's simple and elegant.
I love the idea of adding fall decor & candles to a wire basket. I think you could put together a good look with any basket you have — just fill it with apples, pumpkins, and fall leaves. (If your basket isn't wire, skip the candles!)
I love the idea of using your decor to display gratitude — a Thankful Turkey is another cute option. I'm considering simply letting the girls write what they're thankful for on some old fabric leaves to sprinkle across the table.