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Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

If you have recently moved to Kansas City and have decided at the last minute to throw a Thanksgiving celebration, chances are you may be stressing about decorations and table arrangements. The truth is Thanksgiving decorations, especially centerpieces, can be easily made without costing a ton of money if done properly. Make your dining room table look like something out of a magazine this holiday with these easy Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas from All My Sons Moving & Storage of Kansas City.

- The antique centerpiece – Use an old dough bowl or vintage wood basket to create a low and earthy centerpiece. Fill it with real red and green apples, pinecones, pumpkins, gourds and twisting branches to bring the airy outdoors in.

- The cupcake stand centerpiece – Give your table some height using a ceramic or metal cupcake stand. Fill each tier of the stand with fall fruits, such as grapes, pears and apples. Fill the rest of your dining room tabletop with small pumpkins, gourds and large walnuts and chestnuts scattered about.

- The succulent pumpkin centerpiece – If you missed out on decorating with pumpkins for Halloween because you were busy packing for your move to Kansas City, use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to use a pumpkin as part of our Thanksgiving centerpiece. Cut the top off the pumpkin and scoop out the insides. Fill the pumpkin nearly to the top with potting soil and plant several succulents closely together to create a fun and holiday-themed piece.

- The water pitcher centerpiece – It’s time to put all those old water pitchers to use this Thanksgiving. Fill each with fall floral arrangements and place them down the middle of your dining room table. These centerpieces will not only fill in space with cheerful color, but also spark conversation about each water pitcher and where it came from.

- The thankful tree centerpiece – Our local Kansas City movers suggest getting the kids involved in the Thanksgiving decorating this year by recruiting them to help construct a thankful tree. Cut leaf shapes out of red, orange, brown and gold construction paper. Punch a hole in one end of each leaf and thread a piece of yarn or string through it. Tie the leaves to different areas of a bundle of tall twigs and place in a large vase. Tell your kids to encourage guests to write on the leaves what they are thankful for this holiday season.

- The feather meets rock centerpiece – Want to create a natural-looking centerpiece to traditional Thanksgiving feast after moving to Kansas City. Use a clear, round vase wide in diameter and fill it with layers of smooth rocks and green moss. Place a one inch layer of small rocks on the bottom of the vase first, and then place a one inch layer of moss on top of the rocks. Repeat this process, alternating layers of rocks and moss, until the vase is filled to the top. Take several pheasant feathers and generously wedge them vertically between the rocks and moss.