Skip to main content

Craft a Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Here’s a fun activity with friends.  Start by watching Eva put one together in this video. Stop in for your supplies and then get crafting!

Our staff at the Floral Craft desk are happy to answer any questions you have, too! Just ask.

Download a printable PDF of instructions.

Or read on:

Supplies – available from Ward’s

  • Oasis foam- 1/3 of a ‘brick’
  • Plastic florist bowl (round or oval). This can be inserted into a more decorative container like a hollowed out pumpkin or china bowl.
  • Florist tape
  • Florist wire
  • Candle- 10” taper with florist candle holder
  • Small bundle of mixed, cut greens; trimmed to 6-10″ lengths.
  • Decorative plastic balls (3) if desired
  • Spray of berries (pulled apart or if natural, carefully trimmed into 3, 5 or 7 pieces) if desired
  • Evergreen cones (3) wired to ‘picks’ if desired
  • Bow wired to a ‘pick’

How to Make the Centerpiece at Home (The Steps)

Tip – to keep greens evenly distributed: Insert a piece at one side of the Oasis and then another at the opposite side. Fill in by inserting pairs oppositely around the cube or on opposite sides of the Candle.

  1. Submerge your Oasis in water until thoroughly soaked and then place wet Oasis in bowl.
    Note about working with Oasis: Be committed when you insert items. The oasis is fragile and will crumble if items are inserted and then removed too many times.
  2.  Insert candle in center and use strips of florist tape to tape candle holder and Oasis to bowl.
  3. Separate your bundle of greens into types. Insert one type at a time, starting with thicker ‘main’ green and then the ‘accent’ greens.
  4. To keep greens evenly distributed: Insert a piece at one side of the Oasis and then another at the opposite side. Fill in by inserting pairs oppositely around the cube or on opposite sides of the Candle. SPACE LOOSELY. Fill the majority of the Oasis with your ‘main’ green. Then, insert accent greens in opposite pairs to keep balanced.
  5. Once all the greenery is used or has covered the Oasis, insert your decorative elements. Again, use one type at a time. Insert evenly around candle to keep a balanced look.
  6. Make this personal. Items found in nature can make an interesting addition, too!
  7. Insert your Bow wherever you wish!

Caring for your centerpiece

Keep bowl filled with water. With consistent moisture, centerpiece will stay fresh and green for a longer time.

See Sample Centerpieces created over the years at Ward’s.

Spring Gardening Tips

The garden is waking up, and you're in charge! It's time to start planting, pruning, and preparing your flower beds.

Spring Articles

We’ve got answers!

Have you got a question for the experts? Search our repository of answers to the questions most asked by our customers.

Ask the Experts

Save More In Store

Ward’s Garden Rewards is a FREE Club for gardeners who want to earn points whenever they shop, all year long. Points are redeemable for dollars off future purchases during multiple redemption periods each year.  You’ll receive our newsletter in your email, too!

Join Garden Rewards

Plant Finder

NEW! Search by plant name or characteristics, build lists, and print out info.

Search Plants

Find a Landscaper

Browse our list of recommended gardeners, designers, and landscapers in the area.

Search Landscapers