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6 Easy DIY No-Carve Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Shannon Biszantz

Shannon Biszantz is a San Diego native from elementary school through university Shannon graduated with a Business Administration Degree from USD and ...

Shannon Biszantz is a San Diego native from elementary school through university Shannon graduated with a Business Administration Degree from USD and ...

Feb 8 5 minutes read

6 Easy DIY No-Carve Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Thanksgiving is almost near and yes, it is one of my favorite holidays! I guess, I love all the holidays where I can eat a lot. The pumpkin pie, the turkey, cranberry sauce, squash soup, and mashed potatoes! Yummy!

However, thanksgiving is not just about pigging out until you can't move anymore. Thanksgiving is a holiday where it's best spent with the people you love, the people who made a difference in your life, be thankful about the blessings we have received, and to be thankful about the obstacles that came and made us stronger.

Thanksgiving today was a lot different as to how it was being celebrated before but the concept still remains and that is to appreciate and be thankful of all the blessings we have received. But, one of the things I love about Thanksgiving is the chance to decorate your home by making it a lot cozier, warm, and to generally set the mood for Thanksgiving.

I decided to do a list of the 6 DIY No- Carve Thanksgiving Centerpieces for this upcoming Holliday season. There might be one or two where we need to use a knife, but you can skip that f you are not comfortable doing it.

Here are the 6 Easy DIY No-Carve Thanksgiving Centerpieces. Enjoy!

1. Metallic- Glittered Pumpkins


  • Pumpkins with different sizes
  • Spray paint or glitter or metallic paint
  • Newspaper
  • Glue if you will use the glitters

Spread the newspaper over your working area. Make sure that it's large enough to cover the whole area where you will be spray painting the pumpkins. Spray paint the pumpkin or paint it accordingly. Coat the pumpkin until you reach the desired color and choose multiple metallic colors. Finally, let it dry over the newspaper.

2. Pumpkin Candle Holder


  • Pumpkins (small to medium size depending on the candle size)
  • Knife or any carving tool
  • Candle
  • Accessories like ribbons, leaves, etc.

Gather all the materials pumpkin, candle, and your carving tool or knife. Measure the candle over the pumpkin and have it traced using a pen or using the knife. Remove the portion where your candle will be inserted and should be deep enough to hold and balance your tall candle.

Or you can just buy a candle shaped like a pumpkin! Just kidding! It'll be nice to display something that you actually made.

3. A Jar of Pumpkins


  • Metallic Paint or glitters or spray paint (optional)
  • Newspaper to cover the work area
  • A tall clear jar or clear vase and leaves with different color's of fall.
  • Small Pumpkins

Gather all the materials and put it in one place. Have the newspaper laid out and cover your work space area. If you have decided to paint your small pumpkins, do it over the newspaper to keep the paint off your working table. Add a pinch of glitters on top of the wet paint, just enough to make them sparkle. Let the paint dry overnight or for a few hours.

Grabe your jar, add the leaves at the bottom of the jar (just in case the paint didn't completely dry) add your pumpkins alternating the colors or not. Don't forget to be creative! This is easy enough to have your kids do it. Lol!

4. Floating Fall Candles


  • Teal light candle
  • Tall clear glass or vase
  • Glass stuffings ( leaves, cranberry, small pumpkins, flowers, etc. Except turkey)

Gather the materials needed like the tall glass, vase or fishbowl. Add the cranberry or any accessory that you want to be displayed inside the jar or the glass. Add water and leave a half inch from the tip of the glass. Add the teal light and you are all set, just repeat the steps.

5. Fall Tree Centerpiece


  • Fall leaves and twigs
  • Tape and string or needle with string.
  • Tall clear vase
  • Optional: Gold spray paint or paint

Gather all the materials, the leaves, tape and string. If you are planning to make it look like the one on the bottom extreme portion of the picture. Have your leaves lined up on one straight line get the string and tape it at the back of each leaf and tie each string to a piece of stick, or a twig, or anything that can hold the leaves at the bottom of the jar or your vase.

You can also snap a tree branch with leaves intact, have it painted with gold and silver or not. Have them arranged beautifully in the vase you can also add a small pumpkin to accessorize your fall tree. I know these are all pretty easy and so not time-consuming!

6. Other Pumpkin Center Pieces

Here are other designs that you may find interesting, though, some of them may require more time than the other's to prepare. Especially the pumpkin covered with flowers, the other way to stick it to the pumpkin is by a strong holding glue or glue gun.

All of the centerpieces that I have chosen are really easy and simple to make and some can be self- explanatory. Also, some of this designs are kid friendly where kids can help you make them in the process. Enjoy!!!

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