Thanksgiving Centerpiece Crafts: If you’re spending Thanksgiving with family this year, why not include a few extra relatives at the table? Find and scan some old pictures of family members you would like to remember, or some you or your kids never knew (or throw in some pictures of grandma and grandpa when they were younger). At dinner time, share any stories you or other relatives might know about your ancestors.

Supplies: old metal candlesticks (check the thrift store), spray paint, corks, paperclips, and scanned copies of old pictures

Directions: Spray paint the candlesticks. You might need to prime the candlesticks, depending on your spray paint. Give them a second coat if needed. Allow the paint to dry for a few days. The size of corks you’ll need will depend on your candlesticks. Craft stores sell bags with different sizes. Push a cork into the top of each candlestick and insert a paperclip into the cork. Make a small slit in the cork if needed to fit the paperclip. Slide your pictures into the top of the paperclip and arrange the candlesticks on your table.

thanksgiving centerpiece crafts

thanksgiving centerpiece crafts

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat.


  1. Luvin’ that beige spray paint. Couldn’t enlarge the photo to see what the actually color was….please, would love to make some of these! Such a great idea, thanks so much!

    Tracy    Thursday, November 17, 2011
  2. These are adorable! Pinning! ;)

    Bonnie    Thursday, November 17, 2011
  3. Ok, This is such a cool idea! Brilliant!

    Jenny @ Hank + Hunt    Thursday, November 17, 2011
  4. I actually love the cork idea! Terrific instead of a candle for me.

    Our Thanksgiving is over in Canada, but the pumpkin pie favour is so cute! I was thinking you could do many other things like that: pizza, cupcakes, cake!?


    Cindy    Thursday, November 17, 2011
  5. I love decorating with old family photos, and this is a beautiful way to bring them out front and center for all the family to enjoy.

    Definitely pinning this to my “Repurposing Genius” board!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17    Thursday, November 17, 2011
  6. That is a super cute center piece. Now I wish I was having people over to celebrate with.

    Jenette Conde    Thursday, November 17, 2011
  7. That is a brilliant idea for a center piece! Love the use of old photos, too. Sets the mood for Thanksgiving. -Dani

    Pear Tree Greetings    Friday, November 18, 2011

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