Candle inspired Thanksgiving centre pieces

20 Nov

Give your Thanksgiving table a warm holiday glow with these candle based centre pieces.

Fruitfully Fabulous

Add a dash of citrus scent to your table with this idea from Good Housekeeping.

  • Thinly slice the citrus fruits about 1/8-inch thick.
  • Place a wire cooling rack on a cookie sheet, and then arrange the sliced oranges, lemons, and limes on the rack. Put the cookie sheet and rack in an oven preheated to 250 degrees for approximately two hours, or until all moisture is removed.
  • Tip: If you find that your slices have not dried in 2 hours, you can also turn off the oven and leave the fruit in overnight.
  • Using a glue gun, connect the citrus slices to each other, forming a band around the base of each candle. Do not glue them to the candle.
  • Once your candles are decorated, cluster them in the center of your Thanksgiving table and weave berried branches throughout to create a cohesive centerpiece.

Romantic Heights

Set a romantic vibe with different sized candle holders.

  • Use different heights and shapes to create variety. This is what makes the centre piece look appealing, rather than a load of candles places together.
  • Tip: It doesn’t have to be just candleholders. Flower vases and drinking glasses also work!
  • Fill some candleholders up with water, stones or rocks and carefully place a tea light inside – such as below, done with chestnuts!

Cranberry Candles

Cranberries are a necessity of Thanksgiving, so create this easy cranberry candle centre piece by simply filling a candle tray with cranberries. Place candles carefully, and you’re done!


  • If this centre piece doesn’t fit the colour scheme of your table, replace the cranberries with coloured stones.
  • Experiment with different candle heights.
  • If your table is long, make a few of these and place them across the table.

Photos:, Sharon Mc, Good Housekeeping


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