How to Make an Edible Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Here’s a twist on the Cornucopia for your Thanksgiving table. An edible centerpiece which is simply a display fruit and nuts in a large bowl as your symbol of abundance and plentiful harvest this year. It can also double as a dessert option for those who are watching what they eat.

Learn how to easily make an Thanksgiving edible centerpiece that can double as dessert.

 Materials

  • Large bowl – I used an antique wooden bowl but a ceramic or silver bowl would work great too
  • Fruits and nuts in various colors and sizes
  • Floral foam block
  • Floral picks

Learn how to easily make an Thanksgiving edible centerpiece that can double as dessert.

The Process

I started by covering the bowl with some plastic wrap to protect both the bowl and the fruit. Then I added a piece of floral foam. I left the plastic on it to for protection but that isn’t really necessary.

Learn how to easily make an Thanksgiving edible centerpiece that can double as dessert.

Next I inserted some floral picks into some of the fruit and then inserted them into the floral foam on an angle.

Learn how to easily make an Thanksgiving edible centerpiece that can double as dessert.

Then I placed some of the smaller fruit and nuts around the floral foam base and arranged the rest of the fruit on top. I finished by laying a bunch of grapes on top and tucking the nuts in here or there.

It looks great on the table and is easily removed for dinner but don’t forget to bring it back after, along with a nut cracker, for everyone to enjoy.

Learn how to easily make an Thanksgiving edible centerpiece that can double as dessert.

 

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. I love the idea of edible centerpieces!

  2. I love this idea! It looks great and it looks yummy! 🙂 Definitely wouldn’t have thought about using the foam block but that is pretty genius.

  3. Such a simple and beautiful idea. I love the nuts with the fruit. I tend to separate the two, but now there is no need. Very pretty.

  4. This is such a neat and creative idea. Would look so nice on our Thanksgiving table.

  5. Great idea! I’ve always hesitated putting out a Thanksgiving centerpiece because there’s no room on the table, but an edible one solves that problem!

  6. I love how you showed each step! I’ve seen these on Pinterest and wondered how they were done!

  7. This looks so good together, and delicious too! 🙂

  8. This is a really great idea! Looks good and can be eaten, really practical!

  9. Jen @ The Halfway Homemaker says:

    What an elegant centerpiece. I love it

  10. Fun! What a great and easy idea! 🙂

  11. Such a great idea! I love mixing form & function!!

  12. Wow! I never thought of dong edible before, but it is so elegant and then you can eat it! Great!

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