I’m very excited to share an easy to create Thanksgiving centerpiece with you today! If you are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner you will love this YUMMY, organic idea! And it’s beautiful, showing off the bounty of the earth. I purchased all of the veggies, fruit, twigs, and greens at my local grocery store. Easy-peasy! And when this centerpiece is done being a fabulous part of your Thanksgiving table it can be deconstructed and eaten! Even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body… you can make this!
Let’s make a centerpiece!
To make this colorful centerpiece you will need a dough bowl or a large, deep oval platter. I’ve had this dough bowl for years! If you don’t have one this might be something you would like to invest in. You can use a dough bowl in so many ways!
I then filled the bowl with lots of vegetables, a couple fruits, and some other greens…
I started layering the contents in the dough bowl with the big, heavy items first. Green cabbage, cauliflower, red cabbage, and a pomegranate. Just layer them in on the bottom.
The next veggies I added to the diagonal ends of the dough bowl were carrots and asparagus. On the other diagonal ends, I added in herbs. Flat leaf parsley on one side and thyme on the other
Then I anchored in some curly twigs under the heavy veggies in the middle of the bowl.
Now comes the fun! Layer the small veggies in the bowl. I used artichokes, pomegranates, radicchio, radishes and red peppers. If you make your own edible Thanksgiving centerpiece make sure to make it COLORFUL!
Don’t you love the artichoke next to the radishes? I think they make such a stunning pair!
The last thing added to the dough bowl centerpiece were some dark purple grapes and shiny leaves. They are fabulous for filling in any gaps in the arrangement!
When your dough bowl has been styled don’t stop there! Add a few dishes around it! You may not want to add as many as I did, but a bowl of nuts on a pedestal or a pitcher of silver might look nice!
Don’t forget candles!
And how about nuts? When I was growing up we always had assorted shelled nuts in a big bowl with nutcrackers during the holidays. I’m keeping this tradition alive. Traditions are like glue, they hold families together!
Traditions are like glue, they hold families together!
Are you ready to make your own Thanksgiving dough bowl? You can do this!!!!!
Did you know that I have a “Thanksgiving” Pinterest board with over 200 great ideas for all things Thanksgiving?
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