Three Thanksgiving Centerpieces for Under 15 Dollars Total.
Fresh Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Just two days before Thanksgiving, I made a trip to the Farmer’s market. My mission?- --To buy fresh autumn flowers to dress up Thanksgiving. Of course, the turkey is a must—after all, it’s called Turkey day but the occasion would be more festive with some colors of fall. So, to the market I go—I’ve a budget restraint—to spend as little as I possibly can for the best-looking flowers. Sounds like a pie in the sky? Well, we’ll find out.
I walked one complete round around the Farmer’s market to see all the flower stands. I asked around for the prices. I play around with the choices I had mentally picked out when I walked around. I ended up with four varieties-- $14 in total. I added one dollar for effort and gas money.
If you go to the florist with 15 dollars, you won’t end up with a substantial arrangement. Maybe, a couple of roses at most but not a whole full centerpiece. I ended up with 3 centerpieces!
Breakdown of flowers:
One big bunch of Eucalyptus leaves: $3
One bunch of white mums: $3
One bunch of yellow flowers ( I don't know the name): $3
5 Proteas : $5
The other paraphernalia I use are things I have around the house. I usually buy them on sale. These include vases, floral foam, candles or candle stand. I also use free greens from my yard to beef up the arrangement.
I use the best and most of the flowers for the first arrangement. It will sit on the dining table where the holidays guests will be. Beautiful flowers can induce appetite...I'm pretty sure about that.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Candle
This arrangement pulls together all the colors of autumn to make an elegant centerpiece. Even the candle plays along with the color scheme. Now, all that's left to do is light the candle!
Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Cranberries
Have lots of cranberries lying around at this time of the year? Put them to good use--string them together like you're stringing beads on a necklace on a floral wire and viola--a string of rosy cranberries to accent your arrangement. I also cut the white mums very short and stick them on the floral form so it looks like you've a floral vase.
Not all centerpieces have to be gaudy or showy. Sometimes, all you need is some good-looking foliage and they will show themselves off, no help needed...quite like the natural beauty who doesn't need much make-up (don't we all wish that or maybe not?).
I love fresh Eucalyptus at this time of the year--the smell is not only uplifting, it promotes a festive autumn mood that only Eucalyptus can do. So what I did was a no-brainer--I simply put branches of Eucalyptus in a vase and sprinkle cranberries around at the base for effect.
So, there you've it. Three centerpieces and the total cost is only $15. Something we can be thankful for--that our money can go a long way with a little ingenuity.