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Thanksgiving can be a lot of work, but table decor doesn’t have to be.

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

It’s easy to turn natural elements into a chic rustic centerpiece.  I’m all about metallic painted naturals, but I thought I’d go au naturale this time.  All you need to create this centerpiece is wood, tea lights, a drill, and some pledge (you gotta keep it clean).  Here’s how to turn it out…

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Start off with a basic piece of wood.  J’adore the look of driftwood, but I happened to have a bunch of fire wood outside.  If your wood is natural, place it on a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 45 minutes (this will kill any type of creepy bug that could potentially be hiding).  When your wood is sterile, take a lysol wipe or wet paper towel and wipe it down.

DIY Centerpiece

Figure out how many tea lights are right for your centerpiece, I like odd numbers (I went with five).  Use a tape measure to mark off the perfect spot for each candle.  Get down and dirty with your drill… I enlisted some manly help, power tools aren’t my specialty.  A 1.5 inch paddle bit is the perfect size for tea lights.  Drill a hole for each candle to be placed in.

DIY Holiday Centerpiece

Shake, shake, shake shake, shake it off… ain’t nobody got time for drill residue.  Wipe the wood down with pledge, it’s like bronzer for your centerpiece.  Place the candles in, and light them.

Holiday Centerpiece

Not only is this centerpiece perfect for Thanksgiving, but it can work throughout the entire holiday season… and everyone looks prettier in candlelight.