Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful centerpiece, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece


When my niece suggested we make a few dollar store crafts, I must admit I was not very enthusiastic. When I think of a “dollar store” I seldom think of it as “quality” or “cute.” Sure I buy a few things at a dollar store, most notably the garden stones for crafts and the clear stone weights for crafts. Those are a real bargain in my opinion. But, as for the rest? That is Hubby’s shopping store, not mine.

However, we did a couple of dollar store crafts including this Fall Centerpiece and Paper Bag Flower Arrangement and I must admit I have seen that lovely crafts can be made with dollar store items.

The flowers are more cheaply made than what you would find over at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Joann but they are also about 1/5th the price. Still keep in mind that quality of flowers from a dollar store can be suspect. Look them over carefully when you are purchasing.

While I have been sold on the dollar store floral foam (a buck!) while doing past crafts, the foams used in this craft were no where near as nice. Still, the white pieces and the floral ring were each a dollar (so $2 total), and it is difficult to argue with a little bit of extra caution (use a light touch) when the floral foam is that price!

The battery operated lights were so worth the price!! A dollar for a set of leaf lights… that is very difficult to beat anywhere.

A few tips about making a dollar store floral arrangement:

• When selecting flowers, bushier flower will be better for filling in “holes” (see above).
• When choosing flowers, stay in the same theme (fall flowers, spring, etc.) and do not be overly “matchy”. The key to a nice arrangement is height differential.
• Wispy tall grasses and fronds will make the arrangement look more realistic.
• Cut stems longer than you think you will need. You can always cut more off, but you cannot add back length.
• Do not work on one side at a time, try and work the whole arrangement. It will help with balance. This is a three dimensional arrangement, so be conscious of the space. Turn and work to fill in the foam.
• Taller flowers are inserted in the center, and then the other flowers are filled in around.
• Tall wisps are inserted last (first on a wreath, last on a flower arrangement).

If you are looking for more Fall or Thanksgiving centerpieces crafts, you might like:

Dollar Store Craft: Fall Centerpiece – a fun, easy to make fall craft you can make with basics found at your local dollar store. This comes together in about 45 minutes.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY – This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. This cornucopia is gorgeous (if I do say so myself!)

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece Materials:

• Circular foam/floral Foam (you want this to look like a cake)
• Leaf Lights (they need 2 AA batteries and small screwdriver to open the battery case)
• Small Haystack
• Assorted Fall Figurines (a boy and a girl farmer were used in this craft… look for Pigrims, etc.)
• Assorted Fall Foliage (leaves, gourds, pumpkins, corn, etc.)
• Brown Wired Ribbon
• Scissors

Please note that even though this is a dollar store craft, you will need a few items that can not be purchased at a dollar store (or at least not at any dollar stores where I have shopped!):

• Wire Cutters
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece Directions:

• Glue together white foam pieces.
• Hot glue the brown wired ribbon around the foam.
• Test your lights to see if they work (don’t forget to insert the batteries!)
• Attach the lights in one spot only, with hot glue.
• Hide the wire under the burlap.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Cut a trough in the bottom green floral foam.
• Tuck the light wire into the trough, and secure the battery pack the to the underside of the floral foam with hot glue.
• Hot glue the brown wired ribbon around the foam.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Hot glue the top and bottom foam round together.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Hot glue the haystack in place at the top of the rounds.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Hot glue the figurines in place on top of the haystack (these are sitting figurines, and they worked great!)

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Glue down the rest of the lights hiding the wire underneath the wired burlap ribbon – make sure the leaves are facing out. Stagger them top and bottom, all on the bottom – you decide how you want your lighting to look.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Strip any bushy floral and insert piece by piece. If you are using large gourds, Indian corn, or pumpkins, attach them first. It is easier to fill in the leafy or flowery floral after the gourds, then the reverse. This worked very well with a few gold pumpkins.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• When you are inserting your floral be aware of your lights and make certain they don’t get lost in the foliage.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• And you are done!

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• This is a super simple craft that yields big results for a half an hour of your time!

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• This is what mine ended up looking like. Yours may be different depending on the floral you choose, the figurines, the color ribbon, the type of lightes, etc. Highly customizable, and you can do this for Thanksgiving or Autumn depending on the floral and figurines chosen.


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Floral Horn of Plenty DIY

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A lovely Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A lovely Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY


The definition of a cornucopia is a container shaped like a goat’s horn and an abundant supply of good things. We have come to associate a horn of plenty with Autumn and Thanksgiving. The harvest is plentiful. Cornucopias generally are overflowing with fruits, vegetables, nuts, and more.

In this craft, we used a rustic grapevine cornucopia vessel, beaded fruit (the juxtaposition works beautifully) and some floral greenery to make this fabulous horn of plenty. You can definitely customize with a less rustic cornucopia, non-jeweled fruit, etc. Use pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, acorns, more flowers – the possibilities are endless!

A lot of the crafts we (that is the royal “we” – these are 95% my niece – I’m good for the cash and a little bit of input) make go home with my niece. She keeps them, gives them to friends, or saves some for gifts. This one didn’t leave my house. And she knew half way through it was never leaving my house. It is freaking gorgeous. I have it in my foyer, and it is going to stay there through Thanksgiving. I have not decided if it will return afterward for the entire year, or only be a seasonal adornment, but it may stay out year-round.

My front hall is pretty nice… marble floors, lovely wood furniture – the walls were done by some decorator before we moved in, and we have not touched them since as they are simply gorgeous (gold on cream). If you are getting the idea it is pretty elegant; you would be correct.

So how does this rough cornucopia fit in? Well, very well indeed! This is rustic OR glitzy. Using beaded fruit is what made it work in my foyer. This would also work in my more rustic family room because the cornucopia is a grapevine. Keep this in mind when choosing what will go into your cornucopia. Do you want it to be shiny, muted, will it be rustic or ornate?

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


Floral Horn of Plenty Materials:

Cornucopia
• Floral Foam (knife to cut ti fit)
• Floral (flowers, pinecones, pumpkins, gourds, acorns, etc)
• Wire Cutters
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
Beaded Fruit

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


Floral Horn of Plenty Instructions:

• Cut and fit floral foam inside cornucopia. You will need to cut several pieces; however do not fill the cornucopia as you need room for the fruit.
• Hot glue the floral form in place.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


• Select a large piece of beaded fruit. Hot glue it into the cornucopia in front of the floral foam. The fruit is in the foreground on this craft.
• Select a few pieces of fruit that “dangle”. Hot glue them in place. You are forming spillage. You want the abundance of the cornucopia to “spill out” from the horn.
• You are going to build on top of those bottom spills. The grapes were the easiest to work with plus they came in various colors (which helped!)

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


• Clip your flower stem(s) a bit longer as the stem needs to be inserted into the floral foam (which is not close to the front of the horn). Do not discard the leaves as you strip the flowers.
• Insert your flowers into the foam. You can hot glue in place.
• You are going to have holes. That is fine. You will be filling them in.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


• Every so often take a step back and see how your spillage looks. You want to keep a balance even if it is not symmetrical.
• Wisps were added to one side only of this cornucopia. You may choose to add them to both sides. You will see how we balanced it out later (it was my idea!! – hey, I needed to contribute something).

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


• You cannot overfill a cornucopia. More is better. If you layer flowers and fruit on top of each other, make certain you glue it in place, so it is stable, even if you are gluing it to another piece of fruit and not the horn.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


• When stripping your flowers to be inserted, do not toss away the leaves. You never know when they will come in handy. In this case, they were perfect to fill in that hole on the left after more fruit was glued in place.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


• And the front hole? One small twig was all it took to balance that out!
• A few pinecones were added. You might also want to consider acorns.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


• This is the left side.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


• This is the right side.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A wonderful Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


• This was a very simple piece to make. It took under 30 minutes, and no part of this craft was difficult to do. It was simply layering, and hot gluing!

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY. This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. A lovely Thanksgiving decor accessory, this overflowing cornucopia is easy to make, and highly customizable.


If you are interested in more fall decor, you may want to consider:

Sunflower Knot Wreath – probably the simplest wreath you will ever make! You can change the colors to make it other flowers rather than a sunflower.

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY – less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath!

Dollar Store Craft: Fall Centerpiece – this is abslutely adorable! I was shocked that everything came from the dollar store!


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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes. A long list of Thanksgiving Day Dinner Menu Recipes to share with friends and family. Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner (or lunch) in your home, or making one special recipe to take to your friend's or relative's house, this list of Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes can help you plan your meal.





Thanksgiving Day is a special time to gather with friends and family. We give thanks for all the good things in our lives, and spend time reflecting on what makes the United States just so very special.

Many people go out to dinner on Thanksgiving, but even more stay home and make a feast! Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner (or lunch) in your home, or making one special recipe to take to your friend’s or relative’s house, this list of Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes can help you plan your meal.

I have listed many, many recipes that I have made over the years on the list below. The larger lists are compilations of recipes from myself and other bloggers. There are a lotta recipes to choose from! I am certain you will find that perfect new addition to your family’s meal.

If you are looking for recipes that may not be listed below, click here.

If you are looking for cocktail recipes, jello shots recipes, punch recipes, and more adult beverages for your Thanksgiving Day Dinner, click here.

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Soups

Cauliflower Cheese Soup Recipe

Corn Chowder Recipe

Creamy Turkey Soup

Panera’s Cream Cheese Potato Soup

Potato – Leek Soup

Dinner

Creamed Corn Cornbread Recipe

Faux Sourdough Bread

Homemade Yeast Rolls Recipe

Acorn Squash

Chunky Parmesan Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Frizzled Cabbage Recipe

Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Parsley Potatoes

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Deep Fried Turkey

20 Holiday Turkey Recipes

20 Brussels Sprouts Recipes

20 Delicious Homemade Gravy Recipes

20 Fresh Broccoli Recipes

20 Sweet Potato Recipes

20 Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

25 Amazing Cranberry Recipes

25 Scrumptious Real Potato Recipes

Desserts

Apple Brown Betty

Banana Split Icebox Cake Recipe

Blueberry Pie

Danish Puff

Gooey Bars

Pecan Pie Bars

Pear Crisp

Pumpkin Basket Sugar Cookie Cups Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin Icebox Cake

Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Pumpkin Nut Roll Recipe

Pumpkin Puffs Recipe

Sour Cream Cheesecake Recipe

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

Zucchini Carrot Bread

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

20 Delicious Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

25 Fabulous Chocolate Dessert Recipes

25 Mouthwatering Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

What can I say? I like dessert!


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