Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece


  • Soup Tureen or Large Decorative Bowl
  • Candles
    Search for candles around your house. I purchased new ones at a discount store on sale.
  • Bird Seed
    Purchase just enough to fill half of the bowl. You could also use beans, stones, or glass marbles. I like the bird seed so I can feed the birds after Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving Picks or Leaves
    See if you have any left over as part of an old decoration from last year.
  • Newspaper and clear plastic wrap (i.e., Saran)


  1. Crumble the newspaper and put it inside the bowl until it is about 3/4 filled.
  2. Place the clear wrap on top of the crumbled paper.
    This will help hold whatever you are using so it will not fall to the bottom.
  3. Pour the bird seed over the top of the clear wrap and smooth out.
    This should fill the bowl to just under the rim.
  4. Place the candles around the inside of the bowl.
    Add a few leaves, pumpkins, gourds or whatever else you may have too!
  5. If you have a platter, like I do, you can add a few decorations around the bottom. If you are using a bowl, maybe lay some picks around the bottom of your bowl.