Whether it's your first time hosting Thanksgiving or your 40th, you probably want your table to look good, right? After all, it's one of the few occasions out of the year when family and friends are obligated to physically sit down to eat a meal together. If that means you're marking the occasion by breaking out the fine china and cloth napkins and whipping up a snazzy centerpiece, then so be it!
That said, you probably already have a lot on your plate ... and your stove ... and in your oven ... and fridge. So for those hosts with their hands too full to pull off an elaborate centerpiece, Pinterest is the answer.
Huh? Don't worry — we're talking about one of the most popular, easy, seasonal centerpieces on the platform!
According to data from our friends at Pinterest, this five-minute mini pumpkin table runner craft from lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner is one of the top searched centerpieces, two years running — and it's really, really easy to make.
See more: Five Minute Mini Pumpkin Table Runner, at Julie Blanner
Did we mention just how easy it is? You just need a few mini pumpkins, a bunch of eucalyptus, and five minutes in order to wow your guests with a tablescape that even Martha Stewart would want to Instagram.
If you can't get your hands on fresh eucalyptus, don't worry — you can get some of the faux stuff on Amazon. Just arrange and snip away until you get the look you want, and stow the leftovers away to use again next year. And you can also get mini white pumpkins delivered right to your door, too. We said it was easy!
Buy the Supplies
- Faux Eucalyptus Garland, $33 for 8.5 feet
- White Artificial Pumpkins, $26 for 12
Before you balk at these prices, know that everything can be reused again next year!
Not only is this simple table runner great for Turkey Day, but it's also a perfect make-ahead detail that you can enjoy in the weeks leading up to the holiday too. And because it's not a giant cornucopia with a feathered turkey head resting atop a plethora of pimply gourds, you can leave this runner out until Christmas if you so choose.