Every year I look forward to prepping my Thanksgiving table. It’s the one time of year where I cook a big dinner and actually use my dining table. This year will be a little different since my girls are away in Thailand, but I still wanted to create a beautiful table to cheer me up while they’re away. Inspired by Fall I designed what I’m calling a harvest garland centerpiece made with fresh silver dollar and classic eucalyptus. To bring in some warm, vibrant colors I garnished the garland with an assortment of Fall harvest fruits. This tutorial will show you how to make your very own harvest garland centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.
The end result is STUNNING. You can use it as a holiday centerpiece for your table or even hang the garland. For maximum freshness and fragrance, I recommend making the garland centerpiece 1-2 days before Thanksgiving. Although it will typically last for weeks and is still quite beautiful as it dries.
What You’ll Need to Create Your Thanksgiving Garland Centerpiece:
- fresh silver dollar eucalyptus
- fresh classic eucalyptus
- faux foam harvest fruit (pumpkins, pomegranate, green apples) from local craft store
- clothes line
- 28 gauge straight wire and 24 gauge paddle wire
- wire cutters
- pruning shears
- tape measure
The best place to get florals is at a flower mart or floral wholesaler. My favorite local floral wholesaler is Mayesh in the San Fernando Valley. They are amazing and their prices are fantastic. If you’re in the area, you should check them out!
Tip: Wear gloves! While I didn’t think it would be necessary, it was actually quite a pain getting the eucalyptus sap off my hands.
Now I’m all ready for some yummy holiday yams! What’s your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving? Share below.