Thanksgiving Flower Arrangement Options
It's nearly Thanksgiving. You've probably already decided what you're going to cook and who's gonna bring what. But have you thought about a centerpiece for the table?
A gravy boat and some jellied cranberry sauce on a pretty dish do not a centerpiece make.
But, if you're not really crafty, what can you do?
Image: Fly Me to The Moon
You Can Get A Traditional Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement
Autumnal-hued roses, mango calla lilies, dripping with bronze chyrsanthemums, red pears, foliage of many kinds and other stuff you can't even name. Sometimes, there are even candles embedded in them.
I know, because I make them. If you'd like one, you can order it here.
But, maybe this year you'd like to try something different. Perhaps you want a simpler, more relaxed Thanksgiving. Enter the simple mini Thanksgiving flower arrangement.
Image: via Flower Picture Gallery
Centerpieces that involve nothing more than cutting small clusters of flowers and putting them into a glass or small vase. Of course, you do have to get some flowers though.
You can put one of these mini Thanksgiving centerpieces at each place setting. You can place them here and there along a table. Or you can cluster them in a group on a cake stand or pretty tray.
Image: Sandra P Photography
Here's how to get the look:
- Get a few small stem glasses or vases. They don't have to match or be the same size. I'd use all the same color though for continuity. The shape doesn't matter, but the stemware must be deep enough to hold flower stems. You may not want to use your finest for this. Buy mismatched ones from your local thrift shop.
- Buy a bunch or several bunches of flowers depending upon how many arrangements you plan to make. Sunflowers are way too big and heavy for these arrangements. Small flowers, roses, pom poms, berries, carnations are good choices. Consider the colors you're using on the tables as a jumping off point for your flowers.
- Or make mini arrangements of all one kind of flower or all one kind per vase. You decide what you like best.
- Condition your flowers. Learn how here.
- Cut the flowers apart and create little bouquets of flowers. Trust your own judgement about what looks good.
- You may want to take the flowers and separate them into piles first. If you are making 5 arrangements then make 5 piles with a rose, then add a carnation to each pile, then the next flower... That way you 'll be sure to have enough flowers for all your mini arrangements.
- You can do this the day before you need them.
- These arrangements are great for other places in your home like the bathroom, bedroom or office.
Image: Martha Stewart
The mini flower arrangements above were made in small glass candle holders and then wrapped in corn husks.
If you'd like to elevate your mini Thanksgiving flower arrangements and don't have a cake stand. Learn how to make one here.
I often make these kinds of mini flower arrangements at In fact. I made 60 of them for a farm-to-table event last week here in downtown Yonkers.
Customers buy them as birthday gifts for co-workers. You can make these yourself and give them as gifts too.
So it's time to get started on this project. If you're still feeling like you can't pull this off alone, invite a crafty friend or relative over to help the night before.
And please, let me know how they turn out.