$15 Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

You don't need to break the bank to decorate your holiday table. These budget-friendly centerpieces are made with a few supermarket and seasonal ingredients, all for under $15 each.

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Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Walnuts and Berries

A glass hurricane or other style of vase ($11) is an affordable vessel for fall nuts and berries. Fill one with walnuts in the shell ($2/half pound) and cranberries ($1.50/half pound), then glue a simple ribbon adornment or apply gold washi tape around the cylinder and fasten with a leaf sticker (10 cents each).

Store-Bought Corn Kernels

Fill a Mason jar ($1 each) or tea-light candle holder (30 cents each) with corn kernels ($2.50/pound). Add wheat grain stems ($6/bunch) and twine ($2.50 for 50 yards) to finish the jar, and put a candle (20 cents each) in the center of each tea light holder.

Fall Leaves

Use a hurricane or other vase on hand ($11) and fill it with walnuts in the shell ($2/half pound) to secure your pillar candle ($5). Use fresh or fake fall leaves ($4/50 pieces) and secure them around the outside of your hurricane vase with a piece of twine ($2.50 for 50 yards). 

Branches and Pinecones

Take a walk around the neighborhood and clip some twigs or small branches (or purchase them at a craft store for $6 a bunch) with leaves and simply place them in a large open-mouthed vase. Fill the bottom with found (or purchased for $7/bag) pinecones, dried orange slices and walnuts.

Thankful Tree

Group together a bunch of branches (or purchase them at a craft store for $6 a bunch) and arrange them in a glass vase with walnuts in the bottom. Cut out paper fall leaves, and have family and friends write notes on them about what they are thankful for. Tie each note onto a branch with a piece of twine.

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