Easy and sentimental thanksgiving centerpiece

Easy and sentimental Thanksgiving centerpiece

Leading up to Thanksgiving dinner, I like to spend the month reminding my family what we’re thankful for and why I’m thankful for them. I may change the style of notes or how I display them, but I always use a tree branch to hold my notes of thanks.

easy and sentimental thanksgiving centerpiece

Easy and sentimental Thanksgiving centerpiece

This year I’m using this vintage brass vase with the branch taped to a can of pumpkin to hold the branch in place. I have also used Perfect Plaster, rocks, and insulating spray foam to hold branches in place. I didn’t want to do anything permanent to this vase so the canned food weight is the perfect solution.

easy and sentimental thanksgiving centerpiece

The giving tree

The countdown to Thanksgiving isn’t nearly as exciting as it is for Christmas, but it can be special if you take a little time to create positive notes for your family members, words of affirmation, scripture, or any message that conveys how thankful you are for them.

I’m calling our Thanksgiving centerpiece The Giving Tree because our girls are familiar with the famous book and it works for this Thanksgiving centerpiece too.


I used these tiny tags to write my words of thanks for my family members. I’ve asked them to take off a note a day and to not read the other notes ahead of time. Each family member has their own color of tag so it makes it easy to locate their message. This is a really easy and sentimental Thanksgiving centerpiece and tradition in our home.

the giving tree

I’m very thankful to have you reading my blog or viewing my photos on social media – I’m so encouraged by your comments and likes. I hope your Thanksgiving is full of thanks, loved ones, and great food!

The Giving Tree

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